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I'm working on making more of a 3D effect with some of my flower images. The focus here is on the leaves and I wanted them to draw the eye into the picture towards the yellow petals.
Thanks for looking.
Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Aug 2012 - 3:13 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Sunflower leaves
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:30 Aug 2012 - 8:47 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Specialist / abstract
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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 8:54 PM

Always something new Helen always something creative. Really like what you have done here.

Albert

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 8:58 PM

Spot on and very different - Excellent piece of work xx

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 8:58 PM

Excellent work
Jim

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 9:00 PM

Thanks Albert, Elizabeth and Jim SmileSmileSmile

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Irishkate
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30 Aug 2012 - 9:05 PM

Just wonderful Helen.
A great POV and out of frame leaves.
Excellent.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 9:11 PM

Thanks Kate Smile

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SlowSong
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30 Aug 2012 - 9:12 PM

Very nice indeed. Those leaves really do leap out of the picture.
x

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helenlinda
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30 Aug 2012 - 9:13 PM

Thanks Chris Smile

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 9:28 PM

Good manipulative work Helen...

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FeatherFriend
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30 Aug 2012 - 9:31 PM

Well you have succeeded Helen, love this type of presentation,
Geoff.

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30 Aug 2012 - 9:34 PM

Thanks Ade and Geoff SmileSmile

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achieverswales
30 Aug 2012 - 9:35 PM

Works very well Helen an excellent composed capture with added great processing.

Regards

Trev.

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7433 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1019 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 9:37 PM

I love those stray ends projecting out of the frame. Clever and engaging.
Moira

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helenlinda
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30 Aug 2012 - 9:40 PM

Thanks Trev and Moira SmileSmile

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 9:48 PM

The leaves look so good Helen - I'm not sure they draw the eye to the petals though.
It matters not - it's a lovely image so well presented.Smile
Brian.

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RobinF
RobinF  883 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 9:52 PM

Love this Helen! Very creative and very effective. Been neglecting your photos lately will pop back and catch up!
kind regards,
Robin

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30 Aug 2012 - 10:10 PM

Different and lovely work Helen.

Ken

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netta1234
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30 Aug 2012 - 10:13 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileBeautiful image
NettaSmile

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WhiteRose1
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30 Aug 2012 - 10:14 PM

One day i will do it... that's my mantra!! Excellent presentation, Helen. Did you think about doing the same with the flower?

Dave

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helenlinda
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30 Aug 2012 - 10:15 PM

Thanks Brian, Robin, Ken, Netta and Dave SmileSmileSmileSmile

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30 Aug 2012 - 10:25 PM

You certainly drew my attention Helen
a wonderful all over image
Lillian

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30 Aug 2012 - 10:26 PM

Thanks Lillian Smile

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30 Aug 2012 - 10:27 PM

Love the presentation
Mike

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gary_d
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30 Aug 2012 - 10:27 PM

Mission accomplished Helen, great work. - gary

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helenlinda
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30 Aug 2012 - 10:27 PM

Thanks Mike and Gary SmileSmile

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30 Aug 2012 - 11:08 PM

Success Helen - it does what you say it does!
Joan.

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mikbee
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31 Aug 2012 - 12:11 AM

Works well with the 3D effect Helen !!
Good work.
Mick.

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31 Aug 2012 - 1:39 AM

Very creative Helen--- a good effect!

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CarolG
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31 Aug 2012 - 5:49 AM

A wonderful presentation, Helen, and it certainly has the 3D effect Smile Carol

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31 Aug 2012 - 7:40 AM

Thanks Joan, Mick, Jenn and Carol SmileSmileSmileSmile

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31 Aug 2012 - 7:54 AM

Very clever Helen, its works very, very well. great stuff.

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31 Aug 2012 - 7:55 AM

Thanks Mark Smile

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digital_boi
31 Aug 2012 - 9:16 AM

works well Helen fine presentation

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31 Aug 2012 - 9:29 AM

Works very well and such a good presentation.
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31 Aug 2012 - 9:34 AM

Thanks Graham and Carole SmileSmile

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31 Aug 2012 - 9:49 AM

Very unusual and very lovely workGrin
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31 Aug 2012 - 9:54 AM

Thanks Diane Smile

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31 Aug 2012 - 12:06 PM

Stunning....you have succeeded admirably.

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31 Aug 2012 - 1:13 PM

Thanks Joline Smile

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31 Aug 2012 - 1:54 PM

i really like your frame... great idea

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31 Aug 2012 - 1:55 PM

Thanks Annette Smile

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31 Aug 2012 - 3:50 PM

Excellent image, Helen with brilliant framing to set it off.

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31 Aug 2012 - 4:25 PM

Thanks Ray Smile

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31 Aug 2012 - 4:39 PM

Hey hey!! BRILLIANT processing and presentation, Helen SmileSmile

So very creative.

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31 Aug 2012 - 4:40 PM

Thanks Andrew Smile

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31 Aug 2012 - 4:55 PM

A super image, Helen - love the way it comes out of the frame Smile
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31 Aug 2012 - 4:56 PM

Thanks Trev Smile

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31 Aug 2012 - 7:25 PM

Marvellously effective, Helen. You really do feel you can reach out and touch those leaves. Very well done indeed.

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31 Aug 2012 - 7:28 PM

And I think you have suceeded Helen. Beautifully done. I always find this kind of image amazing - because I have no idea how to do it Sad. Moira

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31 Aug 2012 - 7:34 PM

Thanks Malc and Moira SmileSmile

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1 Sep 2012 - 10:45 AM

Beautiful photo and very interesting effect!Smile
Regards Valery

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Thanks Valery Smile

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