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Taken at our local garden centre (25/03/2010) @1236hrs. Digitally manipulated before and after. V4 As taken. I have taken some liberties with this one so please do be frank.
Many thanks for all C & Cs. Apologies for deleting earlier upload and many thanks to rockfish for pointing me in the right direction. Have now made some adjustments and hope that Iíve made a better job of it this time. RJ.
Now uploaded a new version with black background V2. I tried different pastels but just couldnít make it work. I think the black is better.
Rob.

Have uploaded new version with blurred background as suggested by CaptainTweaky.Rob.

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Username:rpba18205 rpba18205
Uploaded:27 Mar 2010 - 1:34 PM
Tags:Before & after, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants
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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2010 - 1:48 PM

Colour and detail are much better in V1 so whatever it is you did, it worked!!

Ann

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2010 - 1:52 PM

v1 for me today wonderful detail and colour nice one Wink
andy

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BURNSIE
BURNSIE e2 Member 525 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2010 - 2:02 PM

V1 is very good.
Regards
Burnsie

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2010 - 2:11 PM

V1 is nicely presented.
Joan.

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2010 - 2:12 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Nice to see the before image as well. Like V1 but feel all the lovely colours and details of the flower are swamped by the strength/ richness of the background.Just my personal taste, off course, i think I might have either gone for black or very pastel tones behind the flower.

Regards Mary

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
27 Mar 2010 - 2:14 PM

great shot v1 as got the vote from me brill
jj

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RajaSidambaram
27 Mar 2010 - 2:57 PM

Well manipulated & presented V1 - Raja.

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2010 - 3:01 PM

A triffid......nice colour...agree with Mary about b'g....I prefer v2 ...nice job
Gerry

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2010 - 3:14 PM

Wonderful color and presentation, V1 for me.
Bob

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2010 - 4:13 PM

[quote]Nice to see the before image as well. Like V1 but feel all the lovely colours and details of the flower are swamped by the strength/ richness of the background.Just my personal taste, off course, i think I might have either gone for black or very pastel tones behind the flower.

I agree about the background, itís obviously not as good as it could be. I used a new piece of software that I put on this morning and I rushed the job. Thatís another lesson learned but that is the beauty of this site.
RJ.

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rockfish
rockfish  4 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2010 - 5:18 PM

Glad to be of help earlier - I do like this image - but agree to some extent about the background. You're right, learning new things is what's great about the site. I'm still a begginer with Photoshop, but have alread learned a lot in couple of months.
Peter

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
27 Mar 2010 - 7:21 PM

Definatelt the "A" version for me.

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2010 - 7:31 PM

Now uploaded a new version with black background. I tried different pastels but just couldnít make it work. I think the black is better.
RJ.

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2010 - 8:28 PM

Excellent RJ. Like the blue bg but they are all beautifuly presented. Well done
Carol

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
27 Mar 2010 - 9:03 PM

V2 seems a better balanced rendering - well presented.
Pat

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2010 - 10:43 PM

Beautiful set,prefer V2.

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bromley-smith
27 Mar 2010 - 10:44 PM

A lot of fabulous work considering V3. Love V2 with the black background.
Tony

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michaelo
michaelo e2 Member 7michaelo vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2010 - 2:24 AM

excellent image,no 1 for me!

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
28 Mar 2010 - 2:51 AM

Nicely worked shot
Glen

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2010 - 8:20 AM

Good ps work - certainly makes a good difference to the shot

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Adderwatcher
28 Mar 2010 - 9:05 AM

V2 for me, excellent work!
Scott

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essexdean
essexdean  5 England
28 Mar 2010 - 9:49 AM

V2 for me, great shot

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Techno
Techno  61006 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2010 - 9:57 AM

The important factor Rob is that the subject matter is right, and it is, the proficiency with the manipulation will come later, practice makes.................
Mal

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 - 10:38 AM

Wonderful image Rob, and well worked.
Brian

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
28 Mar 2010 - 12:09 PM

Excellent shot well done-------Milky

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Evgenya
Evgenya  4 Russian Federation
28 Mar 2010 - 2:16 PM

Wonderful image Rob.
Evgenya

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samarmishra
28 Mar 2010 - 3:47 PM

Sir, nice one.

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NobbytheNobster
28 Mar 2010 - 11:29 PM

Excellent shot, superb detail and colour.
Ricky.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2010 - 3:09 AM

You are correct, the black bg works the best of these!
A very fancy orchid!
Jennnnn

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photophantom
29 Mar 2010 - 3:29 AM

such beautiful work RJ
Dennis

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CherryMartin
29 Mar 2010 - 4:34 AM

beautiful, I really like it with the black background.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2010 - 11:02 AM

beautifully lit and excellent detail.

regards
Yung

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2010 - 12:07 PM

Love that black bg. A beautiful flower and well presented. This is a great shot and I like the way you show the differences. Well done indeed.
Regards
Ann

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2010 - 12:08 PM

Classic black and thats the one to make the beauty of this flower stand out so well Colin

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WL_Harris
WL_Harris  5 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2010 - 12:41 PM

V2 with the black bg allows the flower to stand out very well.
Lee

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2010 - 4:00 PM

V2 for me, I prefer the black bg.

Glyn

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CaptainTweaky
29 Mar 2010 - 6:47 PM

Wonderful image of the flower but IMHO V1 & V2 look a little dismembered without the stem. I was thinking that perhaps V3 with the background blurred and darkened may have been quite effective. As there is orange in the flower the blurred grreen of the background may be complimentary - what do you think?
David

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rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2010 - 7:21 PM


Quote: Wonderful image of the flower but IMHO V1 & V2 look a little dismembered without the stem. I was thinking that perhaps V3 with the background blurred and darkened may have been quite effective. As there is orange in the flower the blurred grreen of the background may be complimentary - what do you think?
David

You could be right. I will give it a try.
RJ.

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raygregson
29 Mar 2010 - 8:00 PM

super images,love v2.ray

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
29 Mar 2010 - 8:03 PM

Wonderful work, Rob, I prefer V2 for it's black background.
Roy

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2010 - 2:10 AM

Have uploaded new version with blurred background as suggested by CaptainTweaky.RJ.

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prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2010 - 9:50 AM

Fine set of orchid.

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