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Hibiscus 'Blue Bird' just this week coming into flower in our garden.

Trying a different processing method on this one!

Thank you all for your timeSmile

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-r
Lens:TAMRON SP AF 90mm F2.8 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Aug 2013 - 9:02 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Blue Bird
Username:CaroleS CaroleS
Uploaded:24 Aug 2013 - 9:08 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, General, Hibiscus
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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96342 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 9:09 AM

3D stuff Carole
Wonderfully presented

Adrian

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 9:19 AM

beautiful carole a real cracker nice one Wink
andy

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 9:22 AM

Beautiful floral image and presentation, Carole: reminds me of those vintage watercolour flower prints which showed the intricate detail in the petals and leaves.
An image we can all aspire to.
Ronnie.

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Fefe
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24 Aug 2013 - 9:30 AM

Lovely!
Diane

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
24 Aug 2013 - 9:32 AM

I have never seen this beauty yet Carole !! What a beauty it is - and your image is so well processed and lovely !!

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NaturesHaven
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24 Aug 2013 - 9:34 AM

The method works well.........

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 9:36 AM

Looks stunning.....
Great work by you.

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barbarahirst
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24 Aug 2013 - 9:37 AM

Is it Topaz with a white vignette??????

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 10:27 AM

Amazing work, most beautiful!

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franken
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24 Aug 2013 - 10:47 AM

More lovely work Carole.

ken

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 585 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:14 AM


Quote: Is it Topaz with a white vignette??????

All done in Photoshop and no vignette - took me ages and lots of layersSmile I still need to improve on it but it is a start and did achieve the effect I was looking for.
Carole

Last Modified By CaroleS at 24 Aug 2013 - 11:18 AM

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LynneJoyce
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24 Aug 2013 - 11:16 AM


Quote: Beautiful floral image and presentation, Carole: reminds me of those vintage watercolour flower prints which showed the intricate detail in the petals and leaves.


That's what it reminds me of too.

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3241 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:21 AM

Lovely workSmile
NettaSmile

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:49 AM

Excellent work Carole - I can't quite get the white layers thing just right yet!
The flower itself is gorgeous - such a vibrant blue.
Looking forward to more.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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lifesnapper
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24 Aug 2013 - 11:54 AM

A touch of old and new in the processing Carole, in it works VERY well indeed. Lovely.

John Smile

Last Modified By lifesnapper at 24 Aug 2013 - 11:54 AM

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 12:07 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Beautiful flower, and I really like what you did with it.
I would suggest bringing back a bit of color on the very top leaf, it fades out a bit too abruptly. This is a wonderful image though, and really nice toning.

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lonely_oryx
24 Aug 2013 - 12:22 PM

Beautiful presentation

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 - 12:27 PM

Lovely arty capture and presentation.

P.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 1:11 PM

Perfect processing producing a stunning image Carole.
Joan.

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jujupops
jujupops  4 England
24 Aug 2013 - 2:09 PM

Stunning Carole, like what you have done with it Grin
Julie

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sable
sable  7 England7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 2:30 PM

Beautiful flower - well composed/captured/processed xx

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 3:04 PM

Works well with your processing Carole.
And thank you for thanking me for my time.
When I worked in the railway,I did get time and half for a Saturday,but seeing it is you,I will charge you nothing.
However,as I got double time for a Sunday,I will have to charge you a little something for tomorrows image.
And I do believe Monday is a bank holiday ?
You will need to get your cheque book out to make it worth my while getting out of my bed !!
Mick.

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24 Aug 2013 - 3:39 PM

A superb presentation, Carole. Carol

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Niknut
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24 Aug 2013 - 4:19 PM

Superb !!!.....lovely artistic treatment in this exquisite piece of work !!

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AlexAppleby
24 Aug 2013 - 4:42 PM

Think the processing works wonderfully - love this image.

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24 Aug 2013 - 4:47 PM

A very lovely shot, Carole - I don't know how you've achieved this, but it's super - worth all the effort! Wink
Trev Smile

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24 Aug 2013 - 5:25 PM

Oh my word...first off, GORGEOUS hibiscus. My mum once had one called a 'blue hibiscus' and it was sorta this shade. Maybe tending more to lilac. But the flower was flattish, like a satellite dish.

Your processing has brought out such lovely detail in the leaves too! Lovely work Smile

Andrew

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24 Aug 2013 - 5:50 PM

WHat a beautiful hibiscus

Peter

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ChristineD
24 Aug 2013 - 6:50 PM

Fabulous piece of art

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Maiwand
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24 Aug 2013 - 7:36 PM

Delightful image Carole. Lovely gentle and delicate colours.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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ColleenA
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24 Aug 2013 - 8:08 PM

Your process has created the most beautiful image....just perfectGrinGrinGrin

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25 Aug 2013 - 5:38 AM

Worth an award, lovely.

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annettep38
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25 Aug 2013 - 9:31 AM

Well I ever knew it was a hibiscus... Lovely colour !

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Lillian
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25 Aug 2013 - 10:12 AM

Stunning Carole...lovely processing
Lillian

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DilysT
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26 Aug 2013 - 12:34 AM

Oooh beautifully presented Smile

Dilys

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28 Aug 2013 - 2:40 PM

pure finesse ..

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2013 - 3:47 PM

Really attractive work.

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