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Another indoors experiment with the dead head of this flower but I can't for the life of me remember the name of the plant, except that it begins with 'e'. Comments and criticisms are very welcome.
Ann

Thanks Dave - it is eryngium or sea holly. I deliberately kept the bottle like that - interesting to see who thinks it works and who doesn't.

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5DCMacroAsp.IF HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jan 2013 - 1:02 PM
Focal Length:34mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/6sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Pattern
White Balance:Auto
Title:Lady Wilmott's Ghost
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:11 Jan 2013 - 3:54 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Eryngium, Flowers & plants, Sea holly, Texture
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 4:07 PM

Echinops? A beautiful presentation, Ann, love the three little pieces that have fallen to the ground. Carol

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 4:11 PM

Eryngium (sea holly) maybe. The flower head looks good but the jar looks to be lacking substance, Ann.

Dave

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 4:12 PM

Eeee by gum, if you jabbed your finger on one of the leaves?

Love this one Ann, you'll no doubt get lots of comments about how to make it better, but for me I like it and I'd find space on the wall for it suitably framed.

Dougie

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 4:27 PM

The square crop, background and flower itself are superb, Ann. But I see what Dave means about the bottle.

Also - and this is me being nitpicky - I'd like the stem to be touching the bottom of the bottle and not just hanging around like that.

Sigh...men...just can't please 'em, huh?

A Grin

Last Modified By ChiliMan at 11 Jan 2013 - 4:27 PM

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 4:30 PM

I'm going with the sea holly Ann,
and what a shot this is
like the flower facing away from you, and again like it just the way it is
Lillian

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 4:36 PM

Superb image Ann, very well done I like this a lot

Hugh

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Badgerfred
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11 Jan 2013 - 4:41 PM

Really like this Ann,
Fred.

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Cliff1944
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11 Jan 2013 - 4:50 PM

A think it works very well.
Cliff

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 4:56 PM

wonderful textures and tones ann love the presentation cracking work nice one Wink
andy

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Steve-T
Steve-T  750 forum posts England66 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 5:08 PM

You are on your way......Wink like it. Steve

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achieverswales
11 Jan 2013 - 5:12 PM

Sorry no help with flower but like what you have done, some valid points made! But I also like it!

Regards

Trev.

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Bonvilston
11 Jan 2013 - 5:18 PM

This is lovely treatment. A great creation. ....Peter

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rontear
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11 Jan 2013 - 5:31 PM

Superb artistic rendition Anne. A credit to your capability with PS.
Ron.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 5:43 PM

Very creative work Ann.

Albert

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
11 Jan 2013 - 6:05 PM

This is a lovely image that you have produced here Ann !! Excellent work Smile

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 6:27 PM

My comment is my award Ann, brilliant piece of Work.
Have a lovely Weekend.

John Smile

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Photo_Lee
Photo_Lee  2 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 - 6:34 PM

Very well do. Great work Smile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 6:34 PM

Exquisite!

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lonely_oryx
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11 Jan 2013 - 6:36 PM

I love the treatment

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p12owe
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11 Jan 2013 - 6:50 PM

Lovely treatment congrats on the GEA!

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 7:03 PM

Hi Ann, sorry no good with flowers etc, but I do like this picture very much and brill Smile.. Bob

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AnnChown
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11 Jan 2013 - 7:04 PM

Thanks for the comments, crits and votes - I'm learning so I'm taking all your comments on board (as they say). Thanks to Lillian and to Fred for the awards - very exciting to have them! Smile

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EAS
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11 Jan 2013 - 7:29 PM

Beautiful image and great manipulation.

Ann

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franken
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11 Jan 2013 - 7:51 PM

Outstanding work Ann.

Ken.

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pamelajean
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11 Jan 2013 - 8:22 PM

Nice work, Ann, I like it as it is.

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bricurtis
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I think you either needed stronger lines on the bottle or a softer/lighter look to the flower Ann. You have a very huge contradiction with the two as they are. Like the idea and think portrait mode would tighten the comp up here too.
Congrats on the GEA.Smile
Brian.

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Rock
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11 Jan 2013 - 8:37 PM

You certainly are very adept in your still life photography.

Rock

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Tynnwrlluniau
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11 Jan 2013 - 9:25 PM

Great creativity, Ann. Excellent image.
Alun

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Irishkate
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11 Jan 2013 - 9:27 PM

Overall I like this very much. It's always a dilemma deciding what to leave the texture on
and what to reveal and to what extent.
I quite like seeing more detail on the bottle but I love the flower head against that texture.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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thedon1941
11 Jan 2013 - 9:41 PM

Fabulous image Ann. Don

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11 Jan 2013 - 10:03 PM

I also like it as is Ann, there are so many way to process these shots that personal choice has to shine through in the end.
Nick

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marktc
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11 Jan 2013 - 10:06 PM

I think its great as is Ann, the processing is marvellous.

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nonur
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11 Jan 2013 - 10:53 PM

Very artistic!

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Deep_Bhatia
12 Jan 2013 - 2:19 AM

An outstanding and fabulous pic. Nicely arranged, Deep

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gajewski
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12 Jan 2013 - 7:40 AM

A beautiful image, Ann.
-=\Walter

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CaroleS
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12 Jan 2013 - 8:01 AM

A lovely image Ann just as it isSmile
Carole

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12 Jan 2013 - 9:14 AM

Fantastic and great work,Ann,love it,
saeid

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rogerdoger
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12 Jan 2013 - 11:34 AM

Great Shot.
Roger

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Joline
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12 Jan 2013 - 11:55 AM

Beautiful use of texture. I would like to see it in a composition not quite as centered. Otherwise, a really fine work.

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Niknut
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12 Jan 2013 - 12:26 PM

Superb shot !!!....lovely simple arrangement, but 'lifted' with a great bit of processing, for a gorgeous artistic image !!....well done !!.Smile

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digital_boi
12 Jan 2013 - 1:09 PM

fine work pleasure to view

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zazzycat
zazzycat  7 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 - 1:32 PM

Very painterly, Ann - I particularly like the treatment you have done to the background!

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Tibetan  1 England
12 Jan 2013 - 4:38 PM

Reminds me of the early parchment paintings, nicely done a pleasure to view, the bottle is a nice touch regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ChristineD
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12 Jan 2013 - 6:45 PM

Superb image

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annettep38
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12 Jan 2013 - 11:47 PM

fantastic artwork. looks like a projection on a canvas Smile

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27 Jan 2013 - 6:52 PM

A very artistic still life study Ann, your creative side has come to the fore here

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