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They flew in one evening by AnnaKirsten They flew in one evening by AnnaKirsten
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This is a multi-layered fractal created 100% in Ultra Fractal as part of my Ultra Fractal Floral series [link]

The Red Admiral butterfly OCA was isolated from one of my own photos and imported as a direct colouring algorithm via the inbuilt UF Image plug-in, spiralling in Point Orbit Traps.

Of course butterflies like this don't fly around during the darker hours, they hide under leaves and other things! But that's all part of the fantasy! :)

My grateful thanks always to =Velvet--Glove for the help she gave me a long time ago to produce floral fractals, and this is the first time I have made proper use of the Image Import facility with some knowledge of what I'm doing, after reading up further about the methods used and doing a lot of playing around with the various settings. (It's all a matter of finding the time to dedicate to the project! :lol:)

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:iconlupsiberg:
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013   General Artist
Beautiful manipulation :strong:
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Cundrie-la-Surziere Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Wonderful colours! I love this picture!
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconadrymeijer:
adrymeijer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
How nice!!!!!!!
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :)
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CopperColour Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I'm pleased to see this one again. I particularly like those leaves.
I also see that you explain how to use images to :iconshadoweddancer:
I've noted that. I only use them simply behind a fractal. I'll have a go with this style. :)
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   General Artist
It's an exciting way to do it, and much more flexible too :)
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:iconbaba49:
baba49 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous manip :love:
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconbaba49:
baba49 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconstroody:
Stroody Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice !
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   General Artist
Thank you :)
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Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Very nice work Anna. I'm going to have to find out how to import images :)
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   General Artist
Thank you very much. I'll try and isolate a couple of layers with a tutorial, but there are some instructions inside Ultra Fractal 5 how to do this too; you need to make your image first of course from a photo or whatever, and if you want it to be just one object from the image that has to be isolated and saved as a png. I've made my butterfly png the same size as it was in the original photo at 300dpi so that when you do a large render in UF it doesn't go all pixelated. (I don't know what other people do as I never got a reply to that question originally, but I did have pixel problems with a small image.) You can use Orbit Traps OCA, but I used Julia ufm for the formula and Plug In Coloring (Direct) OCA found in Standard for this one. This gives you the ability to use Image Traps; trap shape = point; then when you get down to Colours, choose Color Trap Image Tiles inside REB; then inside Image Parameters, click on the folder next to Image Import and you can choose your image from there. (There is an Image folder inside UF5 which it's best to keep those images in so that they are always accessible. After than you can tweak the numbers below to get the part of the image you want, size, aspect etc.

I'm not very good at quickly explaining these things but I hope that will give you some kind of idea. Alternatively, just follow the instructions in the UF manual (I haven't fully read those yet!!) :)
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Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks so very much for the advice Anna, I really appreciate it. I didn't realize there was a decent tutorial on UF for importing images. As soon as I get the new cord for the laptop I use to do most of my fractalling, I'll give it a try.
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   General Artist
:thumbsup: Let me know if I can help any further. I don't think I covered everything here :)
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coby01 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
looks very nice Anna :clap:
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   General Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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photofairy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   General Artist
Thy look lovely Anna :heart: When I saw the thumb, I thought they wee bumblebees, but they are actually butterflies!
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   General Artist
Thank you Maya :heart:
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Such a wonderful and magical scene.
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Escara40 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   General Artist
wonderful fractal manipulation :iconbutterflyplz: :iconappleblossomplz: :iconbutterflyplz:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Gild-a-Lily Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: wah, this is just GORGEOUS eye-candy :eyepopping:
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much - and thanks too for adding it to your feature, I'm most grateful :heart:
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work :love:
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconlewiarts:
LewiARTs Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!!:clap:
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   General Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconlewiarts:
LewiARTs Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're always very welcome....-)
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PureForestGuardian Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
This is amazing!! *__*

Great job!
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much ! :)
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1001G Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
beautiful explosion!
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Sillybilly60 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow Anna, exquisite!
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012   General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Sillybilly60 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Your welcome!
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Xantipa2 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Wonderful :clap:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much Eva :hug:
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Xantipa2 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
:iconsmile--plz:..
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, what a sweet image, Anna ~ my absolute favourite so far! :deviation: :tighthug: :iconappleblossomplz::iconcatonline2plz: Coco
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012   General Artist
Aww thank you so much! :hug:
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconwelcomesignplz: :iconkittysnuggleplz: Coco
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