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Firstly, I have to thank Lillian for her User Award on my "Love In Idleness".

A little more subtle than my last two bright offerings, here are some pink osteospermums, also known as African Daisies, South African Daisies, Cape Daisies and Blue-Eyed Daisies.
They obviousy belong in the daisy family, and the name is derived from the Greek “osteon” (bone), and the Latin “spermum” (seed).
Thankyou for your continued support for this flower series.
Pamela.

I want to say a public thankyou to Jasmine (xwang) for recognizing the problem I have been encountering with "banding" on my gradient backgrounds. She kindly found someone who provided me with a simple solution and I am very grateful. Thanks, Jasmine.

PS: I should have mentioned that I only had this helpful information a few days ago and therefore still have some flower pictures that show the banding, and this is one of them.

Camera:Canon Powershot SX30 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:4mm
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-0.3 step
ISO:100
Metering Mode:centre weighted average
Flash:yes
Title:Osteo Quartet
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:2 Jul 2012 - 4:56 PM
Tags:Asteraceae, Calenduleae, Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Jucundum var. compactum
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franken
franken e2 Member 123197 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 5:05 PM

Beautiful work Pamela.

Ken

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 5:12 PM

This is stunning, Pamela, a wonderful range of colours and a fine background. Carol

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NaturesHaven
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2 Jul 2012 - 5:19 PM

This sparkles......great colours and good lighting............GrinGrin

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 5:23 PM

lovely.lesley

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cabbie
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2 Jul 2012 - 5:24 PM

Yet again excellent work your floral images take some beating Pamela

Bob

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 5:48 PM

You have created a simply beautiful image Pamela.

Albert

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 5:59 PM

A beautiful arrangement of the flowers, and so beautifully captured and presented, Pamela..
Ronnie.

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lifesnapper
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2 Jul 2012 - 6:22 PM

Gorgeous Pam, just gorgeous.

John Smile

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Paree
Paree e2 Member 9594 forum postsParee vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 7:09 PM

so very lovely once again,

this is a beautiful image,

and i am happy to give (and be able to give )

you my award, it is shared with your previous beauty as well Wink Wink Wink

Wink

paree

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snappersue
2 Jul 2012 - 7:19 PM

Beautiful as always. Love how you do your backgrounds. Obviously not using PS7 lol. Really vibrant colours. Sue

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Brilane
Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 7:51 PM

Beautiful colour and definition.
Brian

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 7:58 PM

Just beautiful!

Ann

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 8:12 PM

My word, Pamela, if this doesn't cheer anyone up, I don't know what will...

...simply outstanding...

A...

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 8:16 PM

The flowers are well arranged and beautifully detailed Pamela.
Saw your footnote re banding. Whatever you did has not worked here - very strong banding running diagonally from the top LH corner Very noticeable in normal and large.
Brian.

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 8:50 PM

Wow Pamela . Another delicate Beauty. I love these Cape Dasies !WinkWink Hard work trying to spell the big name Wink Love your backgrounds . Think I shall have to have some tuition ? xx

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helenlinda
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2 Jul 2012 - 9:12 PM

Beautiful presentation Pamela SmileSmile
Helen

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Snapitt
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2 Jul 2012 - 9:27 PM

Simply gorgeous Pamela. Beautiful detail and colours. Well done,

Jane

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 9:46 PM

An exquisite floral arrangement Pamela, what a gorgeous array of colours and so expertly presented

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netta1234
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2 Jul 2012 - 10:06 PM

Beautiful detail and colour with great presentation
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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 10:08 PM

GOSH how do you get these so pin sharp and so 3D they are amazing

Linda

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mikbee
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2 Jul 2012 - 11:43 PM

Gorgeous colours Pamela.
Would not have know about this banding.
Would have just thought it was part of the BG !!
Mick.

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jaktis
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3 Jul 2012 - 6:30 AM

A superb presentation

Peter

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 7:07 AM

Your really producing some very creative background to the images Pamela. Great -love it. Paul

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CaroleS
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3 Jul 2012 - 8:42 AM

A lovely image, well composed and your chosen background just right picking up the tones of the flowers. I have ditched many efforts because of the banding, just thought it was me. Although your image shows slight banding it certainly does not distract from those beautiful osteos.
Carole

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64595 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 8:55 AM

So clear and beautifully raised from the b/g. I never noticed the banding until you mentioned it and it certainly doesn't detract.
Chris

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TrevBatWCC
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3 Jul 2012 - 12:02 PM

I've noticed a slight banding like this on some of mine - usually where there's a plain blue sky. the only method I've found is to go over it with the Healing Brush tool, but it can finish up looking just as bad or worse!
Anyway, this looks good to me, Pamela, banding of no banding, the subject is very beautiful, like it Wink
Trev Smile

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 3:20 PM

Great presentation.

Gerry

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 3:48 PM

A corker Pamela - congratulations on the three UA's

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3 Jul 2012 - 5:06 PM

A stunning image here Pamela, beautifully lit.

Best Matt

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Freila
Freila  4106 forum posts
3 Jul 2012 - 11:06 PM

Amazing ..... I have just had a look at you PF Out Standing.
Great work
Debbie

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3 Jul 2012 - 11:48 PM

A superb presentation Pam,beautiful work..Lin

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4 Jul 2012 - 12:47 AM

Outstanding image and well worthy of the UAs
Jim

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2012 - 4:28 AM

The lighting is stunning Pam, and your focusing techniques are superb.

Barry

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
4 Jul 2012 - 4:29 AM

Hi, I'm new here so please bear with me! I like the banding as I think it adds to the photo, never have I seen such outstanding flower shots that's for sure! Brilliant Gallery lovely photo's, and thank you for your comment! from you; seeing what you do it means a lot to me, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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4 Jul 2012 - 2:59 PM

Beautiful colour & lighting brilliant----Gary(milky)

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Niknut
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4 Jul 2012 - 8:59 PM

Ooooo....incredible image !!.....amazing quality in this beauty !!!!

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5 Jul 2012 - 9:16 PM

Beautiful.

David

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JohnChambersPhotography

Stunning work done to a very high standard outstanding.....

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 5:57 PM

A superb image, excellent detail, beautiful colour and light.. It is just really,really beautifulGrin.. Great work.
Sorry,Pamela. I'm late. Thank you for your "Thanks", it's not a big deal, you've been helping me along since I started. I am the one who shoud be thanking you! Wink
Jasmine

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6 Jul 2012 - 8:13 PM

floral perfection Smile

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Lillian
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7 Jul 2012 - 5:40 PM

What can I say Pamela?
exceptional ...again! so beautifully captured and presented
love the colours
Lillian

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Wendyp
Wendyp  2 England
9 Jul 2012 - 5:38 PM

You have a very beautiful gallery with stunning pictures.

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evelen  9 England
9 Jul 2012 - 6:24 PM

wonderful image your flowers are very beautiful.
eve.

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
29 Jul 2012 - 4:47 PM

Once again, I see that just amazing works there are in your outstanding gallery!Smile Bravo!!!
Regards, Valery

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Lulukirk
Lulukirk  1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 - 10:11 AM

Wow! amazing detail, love it x

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