Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Blue Bird

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

Hibiscus 'Blue Bird' just this week coming into flower in our garden.

Trying a different processing method on this one!

Thank you all for your timeSmile

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-r Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:TAMRON SP AF 90mm F2.8 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Aug 2013 - 9:02 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Blue Bird
Username:CaroleS CaroleS
Uploaded:24 Aug 2013 - 9:08 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, General, Hibiscus
VS Mode Rating 99 (42.86% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:67

Comments

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85908 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 9:09 AM

3D stuff Carole
Wonderfully presented

Adrian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 9:19 AM

beautiful carole a real cracker nice one Wink
andy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 9:22 AM

Beautiful floral image and presentation, Carole: reminds me of those vintage watercolour flower prints which showed the intricate detail in the petals and leaves.
An image we can all aspire to.
Ronnie.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 9:30 AM

Lovely!
Diane

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
24 Aug 2013 - 9:32 AM

I have never seen this beauty yet Carole !! What a beauty it is - and your image is so well processed and lovely !!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 9:34 AM

The method works well.........

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 9:36 AM

Looks stunning.....
Great work by you.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 9:37 AM

Is it Topaz with a white vignette??????

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 10:27 AM

Amazing work, most beautiful!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

franken
franken e2 Member 113098 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 10:47 AM

More lovely work Carole.

ken

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:14 AM


Quote: Is it Topaz with a white vignette??????

All done in Photoshop and no vignette - took me ages and lots of layersSmile I still need to improve on it but it is a start and did achieve the effect I was looking for.
Carole

Last Modified By CaroleS at 24 Aug 2013 - 11:18 AM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:16 AM


Quote: Beautiful floral image and presentation, Carole: reminds me of those vintage watercolour flower prints which showed the intricate detail in the petals and leaves.


That's what it reminds me of too.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2168 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:21 AM

Lovely workSmile
NettaSmile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:49 AM

Excellent work Carole - I can't quite get the white layers thing just right yet!
The flower itself is gorgeous - such a vibrant blue.
Looking forward to more.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:54 AM

A touch of old and new in the processing Carole, in it works VERY well indeed. Lovely.

John Smile

Last Modified By lifesnapper at 24 Aug 2013 - 11:54 AM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 12:07 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Beautiful flower, and I really like what you did with it.
I would suggest bringing back a bit of color on the very top leaf, it fades out a bit too abruptly. This is a wonderful image though, and really nice toning.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 12:22 PM

Beautiful presentation

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 - 12:27 PM

Lovely arty capture and presentation.

P.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 1:11 PM

Perfect processing producing a stunning image Carole.
Joan.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

jujupops
jujupops  4 England
24 Aug 2013 - 2:09 PM

Stunning Carole, like what you have done with it Grin
Julie

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 2:30 PM

Beautiful flower - well composed/captured/processed xx

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 3:04 PM

Works well with your processing Carole.
And thank you for thanking me for my time.
When I worked in the railway,I did get time and half for a Saturday,but seeing it is you,I will charge you nothing.
However,as I got double time for a Sunday,I will have to charge you a little something for tomorrows image.
And I do believe Monday is a bank holiday ?
You will need to get your cheque book out to make it worth my while getting out of my bed !!
Mick.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 3:39 PM

A superb presentation, Carole. Carol

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4551 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 4:19 PM

Superb !!!.....lovely artistic treatment in this exquisite piece of work !!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AlexAppleby
24 Aug 2013 - 4:42 PM

Think the processing works wonderfully - love this image.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 4:47 PM

A very lovely shot, Carole - I don't know how you've achieved this, but it's super - worth all the effort! Wink
Trev Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 5:25 PM

Oh my word...first off, GORGEOUS hibiscus. My mum once had one called a 'blue hibiscus' and it was sorta this shade. Maybe tending more to lilac. But the flower was flattish, like a satellite dish.

Your processing has brought out such lovely detail in the leaves too! Lovely work Smile

Andrew

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
24 Aug 2013 - 5:50 PM

WHat a beautiful hibiscus

Peter

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
24 Aug 2013 - 6:50 PM

Fabulous piece of art

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 7:36 PM

Delightful image Carole. Lovely gentle and delicate colours.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 8:08 PM

Your process has created the most beautiful image....just perfectGrinGrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 5:38 AM

Worth an award, lovely.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 9:31 AM

Well I ever knew it was a hibiscus... Lovely colour !

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 10:12 AM

Stunning Carole...lovely processing
Lillian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

DilysT
DilysT e2 Member 3DilysT vcard United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 - 12:34 AM

Oooh beautifully presented Smile

Dilys

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 2:40 PM

pure finesse ..

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2013 - 3:47 PM

Really attractive work.

B.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.