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Yesterdays image was more kindly received than I expected, some asked for details of the technique used. Todays image was processed in the same way with different images. I haven't done anything new, it's like adding a texture technique. The flower image was over laid with the seed head image which was blurred and had the opacity reduced to taste. The flowers were then revealed by erasing the top layer with a very soft brush. That basically is it, there were a few other tweaks to suit the images, but as usual I get carried away and can never remember everything that I did. The hardest part is to find two images that go well together.
V's 2&3 are the images that I started with.
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Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 650D
Lens:EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jun 2013 - 1:12 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Astrantia 2
Username:capto capto
Uploaded:5 Jul 2013 - 8:32 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants
Votes:28
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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 8:40 AM

Like the PP work again here - works well with this subject
Regards Richard

Last Modified By Richsr at 5 Jul 2013 - 8:41 AM

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barbarahirst
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5 Jul 2013 - 8:42 AM

intriguing!!!!

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 8:42 AM

You certainly have the knack for getting the best out of your subjects, Ivor. Four great images with V2 my favourite for its stunning detail and texture.

Ray

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striker1998
5 Jul 2013 - 8:58 AM

Lovely Set of images, V1 & V2 have a really dreamy look to them Smile
Richard

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 - 9:02 AM

Excellent... well crafted ... my son is a whizz at these techniques, he has before tried to enlighten me on layers and stuff, he may have to again... in the meantime its back to levels I'm afraid... cheers brilliant

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 9:18 AM

3 great images Ivor, V2 is my favoriteSmile



Cliff

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digital_boi
5 Jul 2013 - 9:34 AM

now your just showing off TongueWink but who would not with the results achieved Ivor great work on all with fine detail and good shadows

GrahamGrin

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GeorgePlatis
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5 Jul 2013 - 12:03 PM

Ecxellent work!
George

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 12:34 PM

Many thanks for the info, Ivor, and beautifully illustrated. Shall have to have an experiment (but it may be a while before anything gets aired GrinGrin)

Dave

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 1:02 PM

Great work again Ivor - V1 is a great presentation but I have to add v2 and v3 are both beautiful images as well.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2013 - 2:06 PM

YAY, I got it right!!! A lovely idea that I might just try for myself. Excellent work.

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LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
5 Jul 2013 - 5:49 PM

Hi Ivor, thanks for the information, I will try it this technique in the near futureTongueTongue Good set of images!!!!
Regards,
LuDa

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debu
debu  4 India
6 Jul 2013 - 1:15 AM

Lovely images.
debu

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2013 - 2:33 PM

Great shot and thanks for explaining
Lillian

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4523 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2013 - 8:35 PM

Gorgeous shot !!!!

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 11:59 AM

Another beauty Ivor; thanks for the explanation.
Rende

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pamelajean
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9 Jul 2013 - 6:22 PM

The background works just as well on this asterantia, I like the way these flowers burst out and correspond with the direction of the background stems.

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martinmul
martinmul e2 Member 7martinmul vcard United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 - 6:27 PM

no idea what technique you used,but it is certainly successful.v.original and striking.

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