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My Streptocarpella hadn't flowered this year so far until yesterday.
Taken against the window and yet more April showers - I've added an additional rain layer taken at the same time to increase the lightness of the flowers
Thanks for looking
Helen

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:I'm singing in the rain
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:20 Apr 2012 - 7:07 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Streptocarpella
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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44168 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom114 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 7:14 AM

A beautiful image, superbly capture, manipulated and presented.

Regards Nathan

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20 Apr 2012 - 7:16 AM

Thanks Nathan Smile

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CarolG
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20 Apr 2012 - 7:24 AM

A beautiful presentation of this wonderful flower, Helen. Carol

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helenlinda
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20 Apr 2012 - 7:27 AM

Thanks Carol Smile

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andylea
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20 Apr 2012 - 7:31 AM

very clever work helen love the detail and the raindrops a belter nice one Wink
andy

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morpheus1955
20 Apr 2012 - 7:32 AM

Fabulous image, beautifully put together, I like this a lot Smile

Hugh

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20 Apr 2012 - 7:34 AM

Excellent montage of images, well though out and pieced together.....

Ade

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LynneJoyce
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20 Apr 2012 - 7:37 AM

Clever and very pretty.

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20 Apr 2012 - 7:39 AM

Beautiful detail & light Helen & a lovely presentation.
Pauline.

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20 Apr 2012 - 7:49 AM

Stunning work Helen.

Ken

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helenlinda
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20 Apr 2012 - 7:54 AM

Thanks everyone SmileSmile

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Lillian
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20 Apr 2012 - 7:59 AM

That back ground Helen has set this to perfection...perfect
(think maybe you need to be home more)Wink
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20 Apr 2012 - 8:02 AM

Another one of your quite special images Helen. - gary

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20 Apr 2012 - 8:04 AM

Thanks Lillian and Gary SmileSmile

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saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 8:17 AM

Beautiful and lovely montage,very well done,
Saeid

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helenlinda
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20 Apr 2012 - 8:21 AM

Thanks Saeid Smile

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JenniCh
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20 Apr 2012 - 8:40 AM

Lovely images and the way you have arranged them works so well, beautifully done.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Well presented with stunning detail, lovely soft colours superb capture.

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barbarahirst
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20 Apr 2012 - 8:43 AM

such an attractuve image ..
well worked by you as ever

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helenlinda
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20 Apr 2012 - 8:43 AM

Thanks Jenni, John and Barbara SmileSmileSmile

Last Modified By helenlinda at 20 Apr 2012 - 8:44 AM

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20 Apr 2012 - 8:50 AM

Well worked with this Helen, makes a fine artwork
regards Richard

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helenlinda
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20 Apr 2012 - 8:52 AM

Thanks Richard Smile

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20 Apr 2012 - 9:17 AM

I do like the way you put together your montages, love this one - Carole

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20 Apr 2012 - 9:20 AM

Thanks Carole Smile

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20 Apr 2012 - 9:22 AM

I have tried over and over again to capture a satisfactory shot of a variety of Streptocarpus blooms but have never been really satisfied with the result........they always seem out of focus, but I think it's due to the particular nature of the petal tetures and patterns.
This seems an excellent way of showing off your shots however, as a montage and in such a beautiful montage at that.......very well done, Helen.
Ronnie.

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reflectionsinlight

a nice selection

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20 Apr 2012 - 9:54 AM

Thanks Ronnie and Graham SmileSmile
I have uploaded several over a period of time Ronnie, and I've taken literally hundreds of shots to produce anything that I'm reasonably happy with - they seem to have few defining aspects- the markings are not crisp, they have edges but never sharp and no obvious focus in the centre - I think these are about the best I have captured because I have kept them small - but anyone of them at the size I took them seemed an impossibility to upload as a single image. They are very small though, and maybe it is best not to show them enlarged. I think with macro photography we have developed the idea that big is best, but it doesn't always suit everything we are trying to capture. What I was concerned about here was people saying that the raindrops were far too large WinkWink

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20 Apr 2012 - 10:07 AM

The raindrops work fine for me Helen. Your artistic presentations really are superb.

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20 Apr 2012 - 10:11 AM

Thanks Dave Smile

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20 Apr 2012 - 10:32 AM

Delicate and beautiful.The added raindrops are lovely.Very artistic.
More inspiration!
A lovely flower.
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20 Apr 2012 - 10:43 AM

Thanks Kate SmileSmile

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20 Apr 2012 - 12:34 PM

A nice attractive and well composed image.

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20 Apr 2012 - 12:42 PM

Thanks Len Smile

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20 Apr 2012 - 12:53 PM

They are notoriously difficult to photograph, but this has certainly shown them to great advantage. Lovely work as always.

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20 Apr 2012 - 2:14 PM

I bet there was a fair amount of work put into this one Helen !!
A good presentation.
Mick.

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20 Apr 2012 - 2:16 PM

Thanks Joline and Mick SmileSmile

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20 Apr 2012 - 2:37 PM

Excellent work Helen. Very clever of you again...............Sandy

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20 Apr 2012 - 2:43 PM

Yet another unique and super creation by your good self, Helen. I was moaning in the rain yesterday Sad, but today we have sunshine! Smile
Trev Smile

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20 Apr 2012 - 3:47 PM

Very clever, very competent.....& superbly artistic & beautiful !!!!!!.Smile

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moiral  5 Scotland
20 Apr 2012 - 3:49 PM

April showers, I reckon in my neck of the woods it is the 40 days and nights repeating itself.
Another beautiful piece of work here Helen.
Do hope you are feeling a bit better now.
Right off to finish building my ark!!!!!
Moira

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20 Apr 2012 - 3:57 PM

great manipulation Helen

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20 Apr 2012 - 4:38 PM

A glorious April shower manipulation, soft and delicate........yet wetSad.

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ChristineD
20 Apr 2012 - 4:50 PM

Brilliant combination works well.

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20 Apr 2012 - 4:50 PM

I love the grey and delicate purple combination - together with your stunning presentation Helen! Great work!
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20 Apr 2012 - 5:06 PM

Very creative collage.
-=\Walter

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20 Apr 2012 - 6:22 PM

Thanks everyone - I look forward to seeing Moira's ark WinkWinkWink

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20 Apr 2012 - 8:23 PM

Well constructed montage Helen - first look I thought you had hail stones falling.Smile I think a tweak in 'curves ' could give the flowers a little more contrast.!!!

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20 Apr 2012 - 8:37 PM

Thanks Brian - I always wait with baited breath for what you are going to say about my work WinkWinkWinkWinkWink

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20 Apr 2012 - 9:55 PM

Nice presentation of a lovely flower Helen.. Peter

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20 Apr 2012 - 9:56 PM

Thanks Peter Smile

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Michaela_Solway
20 Apr 2012 - 10:46 PM

A lovely delicate touch to this montage, with the April shower element.. Very creative ....

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20 Apr 2012 - 11:17 PM

Thanks Michaela Smile

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20 Apr 2012 - 11:56 PM

So fitting ! An excellent April showcase.

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21 Apr 2012 - 7:21 AM

Thanks Annette Smile

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digital_boi
21 Apr 2012 - 11:04 AM

great presentation Helen nice one

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21 Apr 2012 - 11:14 AM

Thanks Graham Smile

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21 Apr 2012 - 4:36 PM

I couldn't give you my UA the other day, 'cos of the 7 day limit !!!!

So here's my UA now !!, for this wonderful piece of work......well done Helen !!.Smile

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21 Apr 2012 - 4:49 PM

Oh wow - I've just seen it - many thanks Keith - what a wonderful surprise - absolutely delighted to receive your User Award SmileSmileSmileSmile

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22 Apr 2012 - 6:07 PM

excellent image .
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22 Apr 2012 - 6:54 PM

Thanks Eve Smile

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30 Apr 2012 - 10:47 PM

What a splendid montage, beautifully put together and presented

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