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been out taking lots of pics,in between the rain,so should have some different bits to show soon.untill then its a lovely flower,shouldnt treat flowers like that another month i will be begging for them to return.!!
love the comp neil cracking colour and detail a belter nice one
Super shot Great colour and detail, and a nicely managed black background. Nice one.
A beautiful capture of a most lovely dahlia. Wonderful colour and detail.........Sandy
excellent close up
Another beauty to add to your portfolio. Malcolm
Beautiful image Neil! Congrats.
Beautiful shot of this cactus dahlia, Neil: the inclusion of the two buds gives a nice balance and the black b/g which you know I favour does work so well. Excellent detail and colours.
Lovely flower.Perfect capture.
Well detailed macro shot, Great image.
Superb colours in this great capture.
Superb macro with excellent colour and detail.
Such a beauty
The bloom itself is lovely, very photogenic. However the background cloth can still be seen...did you use flash? I also find the foliage distracts the eye from the main focus which should be the bloom. Have a look at your e-mail...I've sent you my take on this one and I would be interested to see what you think. Don't forget, this critique is intended to help your photography/processing skills...you already get plenty of "hits and votes"
I have cloned out all the foliage and then selected the background with the magic wand and set at 20 pixels. Once highlighted I have gone into adjustments....then colours then hue/saturation. Alter the lightness to -100, click OK and that saturates the background making it solid. Added a border and hey presto. Now I know not everyone likes my flowers and that fact that they seem to float in mid air...I'm just offering you critique on how you could (in my mind) improve an already good shot still further.
Good capture……great colours.
I am intrigued what ‘mikesmith’ modified version looks like. Any change you could post this for all of us to see?
mike thanks for the advice will give it a go always willing to listen and learn from people i trust.yours, neil.
A superb image!
Hi Neil – I just received a PM from Mike and he is happy to upload his modified version. If it is okay with you then could you please edit this upload info to allow mods?
mike /shush ,i am a bit thick how do i change to allow the mod.
go into edit and then you should be able to allow mods. Have you received my e-mail yet?
yes got the email ,looks great worth frameing
Agree with Mike Smith's comments but the flower itself has lovely detail and colour.
Splendid detail Neil - good work...Bill
Now then Lad, another fine shot !
Rock of YORK.
Nice image Neil
The black background works really well with this lovely flower.
A beautiful image... the flower is stunning!!! like the fact that there is the bud in the top right too - it is nice to see the contrast of how such a big beautiful flower comes from such a small bud!!
The black background works superbly to enhance the flower, yes you can see the cloth (but only if i angle my screen lol) i wouldn't worry so much about it!!!
Superb work x x x
Lovely composition, lighting and colour.....Derek
a cracking detailed shot
Stunnig macro work. fantastic rich colours and perfect detail. Besutifully taken.
Excellent capture & image rendition, Neil, of this lovely flower...Peter
Round of applause for class
Lovely colours and details in this one.
Superb in all details Neil. I wish that I can work with PS. Well done.
Another beautiful capture, Neil, love the colour and the bud that is just opening to reveal the first pink petals of the new flower!!
Lovely detail and colours. Works well against the black background.
Super shot great colour.......Adam
Beautiful bloom and stunning image Neil.
Definately a stunner!
This is an excellent shot,
One more excellent presentation - Raja.
What a beautiful dahlia, love the colour
Wow, this is gorgeous Neil, beautifully shot and presented, my pleasure to make it a round 60 votes!
Lovely flower shot. A
This one is for the National Geographic botanical section.
Amazingly good photogrphy, light, color, detail.
Dahlias do make lovely subjects Neil, so many varieties too, this is nice and sharp and not too saturated. Mike has a point about the background but having slipped up like you in the past, I know a lot depends on your monitor calibration, as to whether you can see it or not.
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