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Having been out most of today, I've not had a chance to play with my paper bag Sad However I have hopefully got some new props coming next week so it will probably reappear soon.

Meanwhile some Scabious I picked up on the way home yesterday - given the usual Lucisart Whyeth treatment - I still love it as some will have noticed!

Camera:Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Blue Scabious
Username:cattyal cattyal
Uploaded:6 Jun 2009 - 5:56 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants
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motorsportpictures
motorsportpictures e2 Member 6289 forum postsmotorsportpictures vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2009 - 5:58 PM

Great light and detail.
Scott

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KP
KP e2 Member 5KP vcard United Kingdom
6 Jun 2009 - 5:59 PM

This is really lovely

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User_Removed
6 Jun 2009 - 6:00 PM

You make these 'work' so well Ali...

A pleasure to view.

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rhyno_wingham
rhyno_wingham e2 Member 5rhyno_wingham vcard United Kingdom
6 Jun 2009 - 6:12 PM

I like the photo but i think all the white in the background adsorbs all the light coming from the flower. It takes your your eyes of the flowers.

Maybe edit the photo and change the background to a different color.

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redshank
redshank  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2009 - 6:16 PM

Fabulous image

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BeiK
BeiK e2 Member 8BeiK vcard Scotland
6 Jun 2009 - 6:32 PM

Amazing detail ! What does it look like without the Lucisart Whyeth treatment?
Bitte

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2009 - 6:46 PM

You're at your best with these.....gorgeous.

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hellsbells8868
hellsbells8868 e2 Member 6151 forum postshellsbells8868 vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2009 - 6:54 PM

Stunning, i love lucis and it works beautifully against the bright white background.

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96365 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2009 - 7:02 PM

Thank you everyone!

Bitte - I've just uploaded the original shot - well cropped, resized, sharpened and borders added. Not the most exciting methinks?

Rohan - I tend to use white first for all my flower shots - it's permanently set up in the studio so easy just to drag the background around the room to suit the light. I must admit I tend not to use coloured backgrounds - I really should experiment more. I've a black and tan background hanging as well - if I can I'll try them tomorrow and see how they come out.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2009 - 7:10 PM

Superbly composed and presented, beautiful. Carol

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2009 - 7:20 PM

Beautiful , love this but look forward to seeing how it works with a different ba'g
Mary

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Bob_V
Bob_V e2 Member 7Bob_V vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2009 - 7:47 PM

What gorgeous images, love the color and detail.
Bob

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cassiecat
cassiecat e2 Member 639 forum postscassiecat vcard England46 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2009 - 8:39 PM

looks beautiful, think the white makes them look bright and fresh.lesley

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 8GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2009 - 8:49 PM


Quote: Looks beautiful, think the white makes them look bright and fresh.lesley

Just what I was thinking
Glynnis

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Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2009 - 9:30 PM

Love the treatment, really lovely image. Ann

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GazzaG2003
GazzaG2003 e2 Member 11252 forum postsGazzaG2003 vcard England
6 Jun 2009 - 10:09 PM

2 great images, but i love v1 and your p/p, brilliant.

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101507 forum postsdark_lord vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2009 - 10:44 PM

V1 looks more like an illustration. I admit it has more bite than V2, but that's because V2's background darkens towards the top. Both nice, but personally I'd go for something between the two. Maybe worth having a go at that sometime.

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96365 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2009 - 11:01 PM

Thank you again everyone....

Certainly V2 leaves much to be desired with the spread of light on the background. It's been rather dull today and I do prefer to stick to natural light today and no matter what angle I positioned the background, the gradation seemed to be unavoidable. I'd put all my lights away for now as I hope to have a mad Westie charging about in the morning and didn't fancy getting them out again. Maybe I will try to come up with something that sits in the middle - watch this space Smile

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freespiritscotland
freespiritscotland e2 Member 5freespiritscotland vcard Scotland
7 Jun 2009 - 2:34 AM

Version 1 stands out for me, beautiful presentation.

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13333 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2009 - 7:56 AM

Great set. V1 for me,
Alan

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Silverzone
Silverzone e2 Member 7Silverzone vcard England
7 Jun 2009 - 8:57 AM

Superb. Sylvia

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo e2 Member 6Anjantoo vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2009 - 2:17 PM

Beautiful V1 for me.
Anjantoo
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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96365 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2009 - 10:43 PM

Thank you again everyone - I took more of these flowers today but have yet to inspect the results of my endeavours.

Blues Brothers 2000 is on the box and I'm finding it hard to concentrate and not jig about to the music Smile

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96365 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2009 - 10:21 PM

Thank you so much for your award Ann - lovely surprise Smile

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR e2 Member 8BarbaraR vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2009 - 8:18 PM

This is truly gorgeous.
Many Congrats.

B.

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ann_g
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11 Jun 2009 - 8:12 PM

Wow!

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mikepearce
mikepearce e2 Member 6mikepearce vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2009 - 10:01 AM

great treatment and Composition

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