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This is a Crocosmia flower in bud. I took a close up of it and decided to have a mess about in Photoshop. Attempted a bit of shading, The depth of field is straight out of the camera. Any comments are always welcome. Thanks for looking.

Nikon D40
50mm Reversed
F 4
ISO 200
Shutter 1/125
Manipulated in Photoshop CS

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50mm reversed
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Waiting to Emerge
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:24 Jul 2007 - 3:02 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Crocosmia, Digital, Digitally manipulated, Flower, Flowers & plants, Photoshop, Plant
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guitarman74uk
24 Jul 2007 - 3:18 PM

i like the use of shallow DOF.well done.nice colors and presentation!

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ChazB
ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2007 - 3:29 PM

Lovely lighting and composition, I like the dof!
Charlotte

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jaspernina
24 Jul 2007 - 3:34 PM

Brilliant capture, love the DoF & lighting. Well done.

Stephen

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
24 Jul 2007 - 3:37 PM

Excellent Andy, nice light,
Fred.

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janty66
janty66  7 England
24 Jul 2007 - 3:40 PM

Great shot, I really like this..

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blackbird
blackbird  7159 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2007 - 3:57 PM

nice work, the colours are lovely

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 - 4:34 PM

love the depth of field and composition
chris

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Topo
Topo  7 England
24 Jul 2007 - 4:47 PM

lovely image !

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1005 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2007 - 4:51 PM

Interesting shot, really brings out the symmetry and 'tidyness' of the species. Love the long narrow crop.
Moira

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2007 - 4:53 PM

Very eye catching-- Unique and well done, Jennnnnnn

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GrahamBaines
24 Jul 2007 - 5:00 PM

Lovely shot, the buds look all zipped up just waiting to explode.

Graham

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maroondah
maroondah  11239 forum posts Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2007 - 5:07 PM

Like this one a lot. Nice work.
Regards
Gerry

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2007 - 5:16 PM

Nice effect, good work.

Best Matt

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SugarPlum
SugarPlum  7 England
24 Jul 2007 - 5:18 PM

nicely done, great crop and framing

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lilhunter31
24 Jul 2007 - 5:30 PM

very nice, I like the colors
Gina

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clur
clur  7 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 - 5:33 PM

Great shot.
good DOF.
CLAIRE

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 - 6:09 PM

I like the way it appears to be emerging from the bottom to the top.
john

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2007 - 6:26 PM

Just Stunning!..wonderful framing and position within the frame..subtle colours. Love it.
Di

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2007 - 6:50 PM

Nice Image like the details and the colours in this.
R.

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franken
franken e2 Member 123108 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2007 - 6:56 PM

Good effect, works really well.

Ken

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fatmod
fatmod  8 England
24 Jul 2007 - 8:24 PM

love the way the shot is put together

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Rende
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24 Jul 2007 - 9:20 PM

Beautiful image; great use of DOF!
Rende

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24 Jul 2007 - 9:24 PM

Lovely shot well done.
Madusa1.

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
24 Jul 2007 - 9:51 PM

Like it , will we see the open one soon?

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2007 - 9:52 PM

Lovely effect and lighting - JudeC

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nicos
nicos  7 England
24 Jul 2007 - 10:31 PM

Different but very affective works well.
Nick

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csr
csr  7 England
24 Jul 2007 - 10:46 PM

VERY AFFECTIVE WELL PRESENTED
CHRIS

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theeyesoftheblind

Got few like this. Haven't quite worked out what I want to do with them yet. This is great though. Clive

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adrian2208
adrian2208  10240 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 - 11:53 PM

got to agree with the rest very nice work
Adey
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Brilane
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25 Jul 2007 - 1:15 AM

Lovely shot, great title.
Brian

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magnus
magnus  9661 forum posts United Arab Emirates5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2007 - 5:16 AM

Very impressive

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mikbee
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25 Jul 2007 - 6:16 AM

Great selective focusing here.Good one Andy.
Mick.

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ChristineL
25 Jul 2007 - 7:32 AM

Lovely dof and a great presentation,
Chris.

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
25 Jul 2007 - 8:33 AM

Great shot taken from a good angle
Mandy

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Cabit  7104 forum posts England
25 Jul 2007 - 11:37 AM

Class shot, like it.

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sospan
sospan  7 Wales
25 Jul 2007 - 5:11 PM

Stunning. Andy

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25 Jul 2007 - 7:30 PM

Great shot - this one gets my vote !

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Joline
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25 Jul 2007 - 8:10 PM

This is really beautiful. The natural pattern is so pleasing, and your manipulations have enhanced it.

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mandarinkay
25 Jul 2007 - 9:09 PM

I Have to agree with all of the above .... a very arty piece of work well put together! Brilliant! Click*
Karen
ps .... sorry I could not comment on the previous shot .... those creatures so make me feel quite ill .... I saw the thumbnail and the detail must be damned good ... cos I went cold! lol!

Last Modified By Dave at 25 Jul 2007 - 9:10 PM

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Pogs
Pogs  8 England
29 Jul 2007 - 12:24 AM

Brilliant use of dof

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