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Continuing my experimentation with new backgrounds for flowers.

I personally love the way this blends together, but await your valued opinions.

The background for the rose and clematis is labradorite. This fascinating mineral, though mainly grey, displays a colourful glowing shiller from lamellor intergrowths inside the crystal when viewed from certain positions and when light is supplied from certain angles. The labradorescence or iridescence (play of colours) is a truly unique mineralogical experience.

Pamela.

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Lens:macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:On Stony Ground
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:19 Aug 2008 - 1:36 PM
Tags:Clematis, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Hants, Hayling-island, Labradorite, Rose
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conrad
conrad  1010873 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 1:42 PM

Wonderful piece of stone you've got there (and beautiful flowers, of course), and it does make a great background. I like it!

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 - 1:52 PM

Makes a very attractive picture
Mavis

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 2:01 PM

An excellent composition, Pamela, very well thought out. Carol

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
19 Aug 2008 - 2:08 PM

This one certainly works.Superb presentation.
Cheers
Alan

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 2:11 PM

A beautful image and presentation, Pamela...one of the best flower images I've ever seen. Stunning colours and quality.
TrevB Smile

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GalleryGirl
19 Aug 2008 - 2:21 PM

Super work. Lovely colours - pretty!
Marilyn x

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bombebit
bombebit  6 Denmark
19 Aug 2008 - 2:38 PM

you are very creative... well done..

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 2:42 PM

What a beautiful composition, such great work.
Bob

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graceland
graceland  92376 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 2:48 PM

Lovely well presented !!

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
19 Aug 2008 - 3:09 PM

Lovely tones and presentation

Peter

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 3:37 PM

Labradorite is a new one on me Pamela.Worth a pic alone here !!!
Certainly makes for a super BG.Glorious colours and textures here.
Good one.
Mick.

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 3:47 PM

You are venturing down new paths Pamela and they are so very imaginative. I love this composition. Wonderful colours, textures and detail.
Di

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom970 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 4:04 PM

One of your best flower manipulations, love the hot/cold balance.
Moira

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 4:08 PM

This is really creative work Pamela and the background suits it so well.
Fran

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 4:20 PM

You are all very kind !

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 4:24 PM

Fine depth of colour to this Pamela, with a lovely finishing glow.
Dave

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challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 4:37 PM

Oh this IS amazing!

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User_Removed
19 Aug 2008 - 5:03 PM

Excellent work Pamela

Dave

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
19 Aug 2008 - 5:15 PM

nicely presented ;
like the tones here...

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 5:21 PM

Magical image the colours are beautiful and the details are amazing. The work you have put into this is wonderful.

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mrsvee
mrsvee  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 5:29 PM

Just beautiful.
Well done.
Vee.

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Ingleman
Ingleman  74 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 5:39 PM

Utterly gorgeous, great idea and beautiful presentation. Andy I

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viscostatic
19 Aug 2008 - 5:58 PM

The colours of the rock complement the colours of the flowers very well Pamela. I particularly like the reds and greens of the flowers in the upper part of the frame. Great to see something new on EPZ when it works as well as this.

Phil.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 6:12 PM

Great play of colors here, Good eyes and use of this material!
jennn

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stephanfowles
19 Aug 2008 - 6:22 PM

fantastic capture, like this a lot

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84254 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 6:25 PM

I don't often click flowers, but I really do love this one! The background is so very pretty and really sets the stage for the beautiful flowers. Good work!

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 7:02 PM

I am really grateful to you for all your feedback.

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 - 7:32 PM

wow, love the background, superb colours.. love it
bunSmile

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whiteswan01
19 Aug 2008 - 7:48 PM

beautiful compilments flowers nicely#
Dawn

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RachelMB
RachelMB  842 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 8:06 PM

Looks very nice all together Smile I like the colours.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91892 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 8:49 PM

Very effective b/ground to display the flowers Pamela - love the mineralogical experience Smile I don't think you need the rosebud in this though.
Brian.

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bayleaf
bayleaf  6 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 - 9:01 PM

What fabulous creativity this is.

Love it.

John.

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Andree_Borrel
19 Aug 2008 - 9:20 PM

EXCEPTIONAL......................SUPERB

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 10:12 PM

Beautiful effect

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 11:41 PM

really like this, the wood works so well with the flowers as they are both natural and the colours are so pleasing
ian

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 11:42 PM

whoops should of read your description first, although it does look like a plank of wood Smile
ian

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2008 - 12:03 AM

Wonderful colours in this; makes a beautiful image. I love labradorite too.
Rende

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2008 - 1:05 AM

A very colourful presentation.
Brian

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
20 Aug 2008 - 7:11 AM

A blooming beautiful image! how's Pamela? boy have I missed some of your stuff huh!! Hitting the sack but will be back Smile
Hope your well
Glen

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 - 7:48 AM

very very nice indeed Pamela

marc

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Herge88 e2 Member 739 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2008 - 10:07 AM

A beautifully constructed image.

Best Matt

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BBB  6 England
20 Aug 2008 - 12:59 PM

Certainly works for me, a brilliant composition.
Wilf

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ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
20 Aug 2008 - 1:36 PM

Stunning piece of creativity, well done.
Christine

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piccy  8 Wales
20 Aug 2008 - 7:21 PM

That rock makes a stunning background, very nice image,
Freda

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gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2008 - 7:30 PM

Beautiful. - gary

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2008 - 8:28 PM

Thanks folks, nice of you to pop in.

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JONTHELENS
20 Aug 2008 - 9:12 PM

Even though i like your work, this to me is your best yet, Love it.

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2008 - 9:59 PM

WOW!! this is a beauty Pamela. Gorgeous colours. I love the treatment you've given this.
Pete.

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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2008 - 7:49 AM

Its has an amazing effect Pamela.
It looks as if you have been blending layers
Beautiful image
Helen

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Art2105  726 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 - 8:27 AM

Superb composition and colour. Well worth many votes and comment.

Art

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CrownJoolz
21 Aug 2008 - 4:23 PM

This is stunning and has opened my eyes to a new way of presenting images - a beautiful piece of art that I'm adding to my favourites.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2008 - 10:12 PM

Wow, such lovely comments, thanks to you all.

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johnriley1uk
johnriley1uk e2 Member 1026 forum postsjohnriley1uk vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2008 - 11:40 PM

An absolutely stunning shot!

John

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andrewrit  7 Northern Ireland
21 Aug 2008 - 11:54 PM

Simply stunning shot, well captured
Andy

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 797 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2008 - 9:08 AM

Beautiful, love the mixture of colours and textures.
Sylvia

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2008 - 12:43 PM

Thankyou, John, for favouring my picture with your User Award.

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2008 - 7:23 PM

Outstanding work here Pam.
Geoff.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2008 - 11:39 PM

Thanks Christine, Geoff and Kevin.

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photophantom
23 Aug 2008 - 1:01 AM

You started a new trend of BG for flowers Pamela. You deserve more awards from readers and this site mgnt.
Dennis

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2008 - 8:10 PM

this is very effective, i can see why its so popular, well done

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GeorgeRusky
27 Aug 2008 - 9:41 PM

Brilliant everything Pamela
Well taken and presented
Cheers
GR

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 1:51 PM

Thankyou Dennis, John, Edmund, Val, Helen, Nicky, Lesley, Bernie, George and Peter.

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evelen  9 England
29 Aug 2008 - 6:32 PM

lovel the presentation of the flowere shots great work.
eve.

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KKmoments
KKmoments  8 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 - 11:08 PM

Perfect background.... would be worthy of an 'abstract upload' on its own.... with the flowers placed 'just right' it blends and tones beautifully.. I'm enjoying your experiments... Smile
Karen

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 12:22 AM

Thankyou Phil, Evelyn, Bev, Yung and Karen.

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samsalt  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2008 - 1:09 AM

Another masterpiece in floral composition and I refuse to even try to modify it as there would be no point.

Sam

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101449 forum postsdark_lord vcard England123 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2008 - 12:37 PM

Very beautifully done.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2008 - 3:11 PM

Thankyou Sam, Nick, Patricia and Keith.

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DannyJ  7 United States
7 Oct 2008 - 4:28 AM

This is amazing pamela! I don't know how you do it. The colors are so vivid and eye-catching. Way to go.. and thanks for the comment on my picture, it means a lot!

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colym  5 Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2008 - 4:24 PM

The way you have arranged , framed and presented the image is in my opinion absolutely superb also the colour mix is just about spot on I Really do love this one and it is giving me another prod at trying the use of different backgrounds myself.Thank you for sharing it with us

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