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Saw this lone small poppy on the edge of a field in Malta, and I thought it looked a cold colour compared to all the other red ones. That started the train of thought to add a frosted texture and here it is.

Exif
ISO 800
F11
1/160 sec
Focal length 90mm


I appreciate all your comments and votes on recent efforts.

My own texture taken earlier in the year and all worked in PS. Carole

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Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Ice Queen
Username:CaroleS CaroleS
Uploaded:13 Jun 2012 - 7:21 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Poppy, Wildlife / nature
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Newdawei
Newdawei  3 China
13 Jun 2012 - 7:29 AM

The frosted background makes it more stunning!
Chen

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 7:44 AM

It works really well Carole!
Ann

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 7:51 AM

Very nice... Did you use the frosty window filter? In FilterForge?
If you don't mind me saying so, the colours shining though could have been brightened up a bit.. With a bit more contrast.
Yes, I would have the patience so please don't take this the wrong way.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 7:51 AM

fantastic colours carle wonderful detail and the textured bg makes this a stunner for me nice one Wink
andy

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
13 Jun 2012 - 7:56 AM

A stunner, wonderful presentation.

Len

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 7:57 AM

Sharp poppy and a great layer, Carole. Lovely presentation.

Dave

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franken
franken e2 Member 113108 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 8:00 AM

Beautiful work Carole.

Ken

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 8:01 AM

Beautiful in every way
last year I had loads of this colour at the allotment ... but I kept alot of the seeds to eat ...
seems too many as they dont seem to be growing this year ..Sad

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Carrie_1
Carrie_1  4 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 8:03 AM

Love the background, makes this picture go from good to stunning!! Love it.

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NaturesHaven
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13 Jun 2012 - 8:04 AM

Lovely piece of art.........WinkWinkWink

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 8:10 AM

Thank you all and also to you Ken for your User Award.

Annette, all worked in Photoshop, my own textures too.

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moiral
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13 Jun 2012 - 8:17 AM

Super piece of processing Carole. Moira

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 8:40 AM

A very appealing, neatly-presented image & justly deserving the Awards.
Terry

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 8:41 AM

Love the processing Carole.Smile
Joan.

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MandyD
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13 Jun 2012 - 8:45 AM

Gorgeous image, lovely work!

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
13 Jun 2012 - 8:46 AM

Wonderful colours and that texture is excellent. Beautifully presented.

John

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JenniCh
JenniCh  932 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 8:50 AM

This is an absolutely gorgeous image, Carole, I love the texture and the way you've processed and presented it is superb ................ Jenni

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 9:03 AM

Superb!

Ann

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 9:24 AM

Wonderful, Many Congrats Carole.

B.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 9:28 AM

A beautiful image - congratulations Carole.
Brian.

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 10:15 AM

Gorgeous! Love that it looks like it's frozen Smile

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gingerdelight
13 Jun 2012 - 10:16 AM

Stunningly beautiful, that texture is just superb!
Carol

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digital_boi
13 Jun 2012 - 10:20 AM

excellent to well worked a fine idea well thought through and executed superb result a wee winner all awards well deseved soWink

Graham

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 10:22 AM

As Barbara says, beautiful in every way!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 11:22 AM

A fantastic presentation, Carole. Carol

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 11:43 AM

WOW This is outstanding
mike

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achieverswales
13 Jun 2012 - 12:00 PM

Stunning and excellent use of the ice texture Carole.

Regards

Trev.

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Fefe
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13 Jun 2012 - 12:10 PM

Beautiful!
Diane

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 12:35 PM

Simply stunning...Wink

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 1:18 PM

Another fine shot Carole.
But I fear there is a bit of plagiarism going on here.
I married the original Ice Queen with a cold and frosty texture !!
Mick.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 2:18 PM

It does look cold and frosty-- a lovely manipulation!

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 3:51 PM

Beautiful shot of this poppy to begin with, Carole, but your processing has taken it to a new level...

...WOW..

A...

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Niknut
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13 Jun 2012 - 4:40 PM

Stunning shot !!!.....wonderful quality & colours !!!

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Sylviwhalley
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13 Jun 2012 - 4:43 PM

Gorgeous, great colours and detail.
Sylvia

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Maiwand
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13 Jun 2012 - 4:53 PM

Great work Carole. A lovely shot.
Ron

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 5:49 PM

Such beautiful work carole,well done..Lin

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SUE118
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13 Jun 2012 - 5:50 PM

Superb.

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 5:52 PM

Brilliant!!
jon

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lifesnapper
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13 Jun 2012 - 7:06 PM

A super piece of work here Carole, wonderfully processed and presented.

John Smile

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13 Jun 2012 - 8:17 PM

Cracking title, for a cracking image


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13 Jun 2012 - 8:23 PM

An outstanding image, borne out by all the awards.

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13 Jun 2012 - 8:43 PM

A cracking presentation

Peter

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13 Jun 2012 - 9:10 PM

Wow this is a stunning piece of work

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lostnspace2011
13 Jun 2012 - 10:13 PM

Absolutely fantastic Carole, love the processing on this Smile

Mark

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 10:14 PM

Absolutely stunning and Congratulations on all the awards it has received I have received the Guest Editors Award too so I am absolutely chuffed - Elizabeth xx

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13 Jun 2012 - 10:37 PM

Such an outstanding image Carole
and so deserving those awards
Lillian

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Irishkate
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13 Jun 2012 - 10:39 PM

A work of Art. Worthy of all those awards.
Congratulations.
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14 Jun 2012 - 9:15 AM

Immaculate detail Carole - first class work ...Bill

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14 Jun 2012 - 10:55 AM

SUPERB: what a delightful presentation, Carole.
Ronnie.

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14 Jun 2012 - 12:24 PM

Clever You Carole. That is superb.

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Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 2:20 PM

Stunning work Carole worthy of the array of awards

Brian...................................................................

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nicedayout
14 Jun 2012 - 2:26 PM

Excellent.

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14 Jun 2012 - 7:51 PM

A very good presentation,to a beautiful image.
Elena.

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DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 11:43 PM

Top class creation - a real masterpiece - Excellent

Regards, Daniel

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15 Jun 2012 - 7:49 AM

A truly beautiful image.

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15 Jun 2012 - 7:46 PM

An amazing image, beautiful colours and tones.

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15 Jun 2012 - 11:41 PM

Well deserved awards Carol.

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16 Jun 2012 - 3:41 PM

A beautiful capture, Carole, and excellently presented, too, well deserving of all those awards Wink
Trev Smile

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jujupops  4 England
16 Jun 2012 - 4:05 PM

What a stunning shot Carole, fantastic colour and detail Grin
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aliciabeesley
16 Jun 2012 - 8:38 PM

Love this stunning Lisa: Grin

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17 Jun 2012 - 4:41 PM

The textured layer works amazingly well with the poppy - well deserved awards Carole - Helen

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17 Jun 2012 - 6:02 PM

'Superlative {5 STARs *****} Macro Floral!!' ~ Peter

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17 Jun 2012 - 7:11 PM

Excellent work Carole and well deserving of all the awards. Congrats on the GEA especially.
Jason

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23 Jun 2012 - 10:33 PM

A beautiful piece of floral art, congratulations on another GEA

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