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Osteospermum, zoom blur added, history brush used to restore stamen detail.
Ever hopeful that EPZ is returning to normal, and looking forward to catching up with all you good people at the weekend Smile
Thank you for persevering...Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:Sigma 50mm Macro
Recording media:Digital
Title:Zooming Lovely
Username:Possum Possum
Uploaded:19 Apr 2007 - 10:14 PM
Tags:Botanicals, Close-up / macro, Digital manipulation, Digitally manipulated, Flora, Flowers, Flowers & plants, Osteospermum, Zoom blur
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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2007 - 10:33 PM

it's getting there...


This is a stunner, love the use of blur and the presentation.


CLIX Smile

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ading  10 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2007 - 10:35 PM

I like the blur technic and very nice indeed! Click from me...Cheers, Abdul

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nolongeramember
19 Apr 2007 - 10:38 PM

this is really beautiful and stunning
love the perspective.. and presentation

NikkiSmile

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Rachy1821
Rachy1821  7 England
19 Apr 2007 - 10:59 PM

Beautiful Allie good use of blue and very good presentation!!

Rachel

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bunbeam
bunbeam e2 Member 8bunbeam vcard United Kingdom
19 Apr 2007 - 11:06 PM

perfick... beautiful close up
bunSmile

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2007 - 11:12 PM

Great image Allie, but I find myself trying to view it landscape, or maybe it's just too many beers?

John (-:

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Possum
Possum  7148 forum posts England
19 Apr 2007 - 11:16 PM

Lol, John! I think it was tilted a bit too far back to perform properly in portrait.
Allie

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2007 - 11:20 PM

Excellent use of the effect, beautiful image.

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LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2007 - 11:46 PM

Love the effect here Allie, wish I knew how to do that! Smile

Lisa

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KingArthur
20 Apr 2007 - 1:06 AM

Beautifully composed shot Allie, lovely colour and mood.

Joe

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Gecko
Gecko e2 Member 725 forum postsGecko vcard Australia
20 Apr 2007 - 1:21 AM

Like the blurring and stamin detail, nicely done. Pam

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2007 - 2:16 AM

I just learned what your 50mm lens is for-- and you have used it well-- nice color, too

Jennnnnn

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alpha788
alpha788  7 Canada
20 Apr 2007 - 3:15 AM

Super image Allie - well composed and very well presented!

Stan

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 7Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2007 - 3:24 AM

Taken at a great angle, well presented.
Brian.

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Apr 2007 - 4:43 AM

totally exquisite, i would love to have this in my portfolio
chris

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Blenkinsopp
20 Apr 2007 - 5:43 AM

lovely angle and format and great effect
- looking forward to trying this when I get a suitable flower - Doesn't have the same impact on a tulip!!! Smile

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PLCimagery
PLCimagery e2 Member 777 forum postsPLCimagery vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2007 - 7:08 AM

This is a stunner! Love it.
Pete

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trissie
trissie  7 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2007 - 9:31 AM

A beautiful effect Allie, lovely angle and colour.

Trish x

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
20 Apr 2007 - 9:41 AM

Delighted to be #30 for this fine image

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Phoebecat
Phoebecat  8 Italy
20 Apr 2007 - 11:15 AM

Quite stunnign and perfectly framed - would look good flipped horizontal as well

Matt

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
20 Apr 2007 - 11:54 AM

Hi Ya Allie,
This is positively stunning......What a Beautiful image, your dof is outstanding, with just the right emphasis on each petal, you're expertise really shines through with this photograph.....Well Done!

Cheers and have a wonderful weekend,
Suzan Smile

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2007 - 12:00 PM

another brilliant shot allie, the lighting and detail are awesome.

marc.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2007 - 12:05 PM

Interesting effect, and a good one to use it on. I agree with lifesnapper....would look great in landscape format, too. Have a great weekend.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
20 Apr 2007 - 3:07 PM

For myself this is a different site and this is a lovely picture

Peter

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2007 - 3:28 PM

The PS work you have done works very well & nicely presented
Spot on
Glynnis

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peter_oak
peter_oak  8 England
20 Apr 2007 - 4:58 PM

I love it,great,

Peter..

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BertC
BertC  729 forum posts Malta
20 Apr 2007 - 7:25 PM

Cracking work Allie !!
Bert

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jonny250
jonny250  760 forum posts Guernsey
20 Apr 2007 - 8:41 PM

super image, very good.
Jonny

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2007 - 9:21 PM

Great angle and central focus..a truly beautiful shot.
Di

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myrab e2 Member 7myrab vcard United Kingdom
20 Apr 2007 - 9:43 PM

This really is zooming lovely Allie stunning.
Myra

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BeiK
BeiK  8 Scotland
20 Apr 2007 - 10:52 PM

Beautiful shot, love the way it radiates out into the black background.
Bitte

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ESP
ESP  726 forum posts England
21 Apr 2007 - 12:23 AM

Zooming , blooming lovely !!!

Sara Smile

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franken
franken e2 Member 112914 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2007 - 10:50 AM

Beautiful!!

regards
Ken

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2007 - 11:20 AM

I bet this would great in a large print, nicely composed

Sue

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JohnH37  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2007 - 11:45 AM

Your work gets better and better.Exceptional photo.Like the blurring on the edge of the petals.Very effective.
-John.

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exposure
exposure  91304 forum posts England
21 Apr 2007 - 8:14 PM

Beautiful Allie lovely detail composition colour and presentation.
Pauline.

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TheImagepoint
21 Apr 2007 - 8:25 PM

beautiful effect and color...EXCELLENTO !

ALEX

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wyatturp  8 England
21 Apr 2007 - 10:31 PM

Super picture , well done youSmile

Doug

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2007 - 11:18 PM

Beautiful Allie.Playing catch up to.
Tom.

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9184 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2007 - 5:09 AM

Excellent presentation!

Ty

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CaroleA
CaroleA  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2007 - 9:40 AM

Absolutely lovely: can't add anything to the above but wanted to do more than just click!

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joseph
joseph  8 England
22 Apr 2007 - 10:21 AM

A lovely image Allie...Very much like the angle of view as well. Beautiful soft look. A magic creation. Well done.

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2007 - 3:07 PM

Hi Allie,
Great dof,fantastic centre and i love your use of zoom blur.Stunning work.Take care.AnnSmile

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hebdens
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22 Apr 2007 - 9:12 PM

this is gorgeous, the blur works a treat. Thankyou for the info .
Tracy

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2007 - 3:31 PM

Beautifully executed.


~Alley~

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glenalva
glenalva  8324 forum posts Scotland
2 May 2007 - 3:58 PM

Ditto to all of the above.........

Ali

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jamescoates
4 May 2007 - 9:27 PM

Great shot, the blur really works well.
James

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femalevsnature
20 Jun 2007 - 10:58 PM

Perfection in every way...I love the softness and at the same time the details are great!!

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liparig
liparig  9233 forum posts United States
22 Jun 2007 - 11:52 PM

great flower shot
joe

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