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Latin name Hyacinthoides non-scripta....not one I had come across before, but you can see the hyacinth family resemblance.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Bluebell
Username:flowerpower59 flowerpower59
Uploaded:5 Jun 2013 - 7:57 AM
Tags:Blue, Bluebell, Close up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers, Flowers & plants, Flowers and plants, Spring
Votes:23
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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 8:38 AM

Very lovely.
Beautifully worked to the toning b/g.
Not a native British one methinks.

B.

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franken
franken e2 Member 123261 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 11:21 AM

Beautiful work.

Ken

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 6:18 PM

Lovely complimentary bg Fiona & well applied too.
Again,that stem just needs toning down a touch,especially near the bottom where your texture layer has darkened so too does your stem need to be.

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flowerpower59
flowerpower59 e2 Member 1flowerpower59 vcard United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 - 8:19 PM

Thanks Janet for the vote of confidence and the tip about the stem. Not quite sure how I'd do that. What about selecting the bottom section and applying a gradient??
I'd like to be able to fade it out altogether before the bottom, but haven't managed to do it successfully yet without it looking truncated. I guess that's about gradually reducing brush opacity but I can't get it smooth enough. Hmmm....

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jackyp
jackyp e2 Member 3jackyp vcard United Kingdom
6 Jun 2013 - 8:31 AM

This is beautiful Fiona, the texture really compliments the flower, I tend to use the clone tool at a lower opacity to fade lower areas of stem if that helps Smile

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6 Jun 2013 - 4:48 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 


Quote: I can't get it smooth enough.

That's all down to the gradient,you can apply one at a slightly less opacity or...double click onto the gradient itself,a box appears where you can adjust the sliders for a softer gradient.
Fading it out gradually is a different matter Fiona,I do mine with yet another layer added & gradually fade it away.

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