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Dahlia Droplets

By pamelajean
I'm back! My new computer caused me endless problems, but I now feel that most of them have been resolved, so am up and running again.

To cheer me up, I bring you another view of my peachy dahlia, this time after the rain.
(1/110sec @ f6.4, ISO200, 17mm FL, 0.3step Ev, hand-held).

EDIT: I've re-worked the top left corner, hence V2. Only noticed it after upload. Cloned petals into space where background was showing, but was not happy with V1.


Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: Take-a-View, Cormy, MalcolmM and 114 more

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Cormy 10 3 England
17 May 2009 10:55AM
Wonderfully sparkling image.

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dwarf 9 52 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 10:59AM
great clarity and detail
17 May 2009 11:00AM
Very highly detailed shot.
Lovely colours.
mohikan22 13 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 11:05AM
a great shot indeed. very colourful and sharp as a pin.
Hope the mods are ok
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
17 May 2009 11:06AM
A stunning image, Pamela, bursting with colour and freshness. Glad your pc is back to work again, doesn't it drive you mad when something goes wrong?! Carol
17 May 2009 11:07AM
What fantastic detail! Glad your new computer is up and running so we can see more of your great work. Sandra
franfoto 10 2 32 England
17 May 2009 11:14AM
Spot on Pamela, on my shortlist. Lovely work.
17 May 2009 11:14AM
beautiful colours and lovely detail! stu ;o)
Paul_cats 11 61 22 Scotland
17 May 2009 11:15AM
A masterpiece. Vibrant and full of detail and as for those droplets......... Smile
17 May 2009 11:19AM
Gorgeous, and perfect framing.

John Smile
sunshot 12 24 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 11:22AM
what a beautiful bright flower pamela, captured perfectly

Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
17 May 2009 11:35AM
Beautiful dahlia.....glad to see you back.
17 May 2009 11:40AM
Beautiful Pamela, I love the natural feel to this and the fact you haven't tried to find a perfect specimen... organic photography... it's good for you. Well this certainly is good for me. helen
colym 9 2 Wales
17 May 2009 11:45AM
Welcome back
I must say this image is stunning and the mods don't do it justice
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
17 May 2009 11:53AM
Good to have you back and with
such a glorious shot too.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 12:07PM
Fabulous detail and colours.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1813 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 12:10PM
Magical. I like the fact that the droplets are all concentrated on the lower petals they give an impression of weight at the bottom of the frame.
microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 12:16PM
Stunning it jumps out at you.The textures colours and detail are magnificent.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
17 May 2009 12:55PM
I love this Dahlia too Pamela - looks to need a contrast boost for a little more impact from the droplets though.
Tried a mod - lightened the shadows slightly and boosted contrast.
Hope it looks OK at mod spec size.
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 1:32PM
wow, this is stunning macro capture. Amazing detail and tones.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
17 May 2009 2:45PM
Beautiful macro Pamela. Love the waterdrops...Sandy
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
17 May 2009 2:54PM
What a gorgeous close-up Pamela so well detailed and full of lovely color, love both presentations.
helenlinda Plus
10 356 22 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 4:00PM
Welcome back and lets hope the technology works more reliably now. A super capture and the droplets are most delightful. V2 worth the extra effort and I really like Brian's mod
TyChee 12 275 1 United States
17 May 2009 4:15PM
Fantastic work!
pamelajean 11 1.0k 1969 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 4:21PM
Thankyou all for dropping in.
Thanks to Matt, Stuart and Brian for taking the time to do modifications for me.
fentiger 16 916 24 England
17 May 2009 4:34PM
Two beautiful images. I like the way you have filled the frame. The extra work on No. 2 just edges it for me.

MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 6:56PM
Two of the best shots of this flower I have seen
17 May 2009 7:05PM
Beautiful image Pamela. Nicely presented.
Stace Plus
9 2 2 England
17 May 2009 8:04PM
Cracking close up

17 May 2009 8:28PM
Another beauty Pamela.


Many thanks for your comment on the Forget Me Not. The two blue bits are the side view of a 4th flower hidden behind the front three and facing to the right. The stem is also visible.
churchill123 13 233 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 8:49PM
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
17 May 2009 8:55PM
gorgeous comp and colour.lesley
Roly 10 Wales
17 May 2009 9:20PM
A beauty.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 May 2009 9:32PM
Fantastic crop! this is a magnificent flower

Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
17 May 2009 10:53PM
Wonderfully crisp macro with beautiful light; Lovely shot and very well processed.
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
18 May 2009 8:20AM
I prefer v1

franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
18 May 2009 9:00AM
Well presented and lovely. If I had to chose it would be ver 2.

photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
18 May 2009 10:51AM
v2 for me too Pamela, such gorgeous close up of this fascinating flower.
bobalot 11 10 England
18 May 2009 10:52AM
perfect Pamela, wonderful colour and detail.

Rgds Bob
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
18 May 2009 5:00PM
That looks better than the real thing..... Pamela you have excelled on this very 3d and very beautiful image

Linda Wink
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
18 May 2009 5:05PM
Wow ! Pamela, this is gorgeous..wonderful colour and detail and the droplets are the warmth of the second version.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
18 May 2009 5:11PM
Beautiful, Pamela - I'd have been happy with V1 if it was mine, but maybe V2 just has the edge! A cracking and very nicely coloured inage.
TrevB Smile
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
18 May 2009 6:42PM
Two gorgeous close ups, such splendid detail, colours and clarity. The raindrops make these images that little bit extra special
Emmog 8 38 1 England
18 May 2009 7:22PM
Superb shots but I like V2 as I think that the darkened look border brings out details.
m3lem 11 England
18 May 2009 7:56PM
Beautiful, superb, lovely colour and detail, just wonderful
OMG 9 51 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 1:25AM
Glad to hear that the new computer is behaving, they can be an absolute nightmare.
This is a cracking macro Pamela and the water droplets really make it.
Rgds Derek
sillygirl 9 9 Sweden
19 May 2009 7:38AM
Thats a gorgeous flower and a fanatstic shot of it. I like the colour of the frame better in V1 but V2 pic i think is better, you have done a fab work with that cloning thing.
DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
19 May 2009 9:23AM
This has real impact. Nice one. Andy
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
19 May 2009 9:54AM
Detail and colours outstanding here Pamela.
Excellent take.
19 May 2009 3:01PM
Beautiful colours and lovely detail Pamela.
Paree 12 616 3
19 May 2009 5:38PM
wow wonderful
like a lovely dream flower,
this is very special
paree Smile Smile
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
19 May 2009 5:53PM
Incredible detail and colour, Pamela...and it has to be said: superb cloning Smile

pamelajean 11 1.0k 1969 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 6:07PM
Thankyou all for your response.
wyatturp 12 2 England
19 May 2009 7:54PM
I have some Dahlias must plant them bit late, nice work Pam

KBan 12 501 4 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 10:44PM
hi Pam, a real beauty, like the comp. colours, sharpness and the droplets just add the finishing touch.

norton 13 6 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 10:53PM
Lovely colour and clarity Pamela,superb image.......................

Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 10:57PM
The second one is wonderfully worked, wouldn't have really known unless you done it, fabulous.
Clayey 9 1 United Kingdom
20 May 2009 1:22AM
Hi Pamela, just got back from China yesterday & my clock is completely out. Lovely photograph of the Dahlia & I would never have noticed the background if you hadn't pointed it out. Another lesson learn't & now I need to start checking every detail of my uploads as I know you are watching. Regards Peter.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
20 May 2009 8:34PM
Just brilliant Pamela. This is superb.
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
20 May 2009 10:12PM
Really like this one Pamela, superb detail/color and presented beautifully,
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
21 May 2009 7:48AM
Once you see something like that corner it can be so annoying until you fix it - most of us would not have noticed it. But attention to detail is important and V2 is a stunner with wonderful tones and colours throughout.

Nettles 10 England
21 May 2009 12:56PM
Very pleased to take this superb shot into triple figures.
21 May 2009 2:44PM
Stunning image, light and detail, v2 for me.
pamelajean 11 1.0k 1969 United Kingdom
21 May 2009 8:54PM
Oooh, thankyou all for taking this over the hundred.
phil_j 11 134 4 England
22 May 2009 12:59PM
Back with a stunner!!!, that new PC seems to be working well.

pamelajean 11 1.0k 1969 United Kingdom
23 May 2009 12:27AM
Thankyou Dot, Dane and Phil.
GeorgeRusky 11 1 4
25 May 2009 6:32PM
Hi Pamela
It takes some time to scroll down to find a spot for praising you for such an outstanding piece of work!
My wife Svetlana looked at this photo and said: "We need to put it into a frame and hang it onto the wall!"
She has never said that about my works :-(
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
25 May 2009 8:10PM
Superb colours and sharpness Pamela . Like the seamless cloning in version 2 xx
pamelajean 11 1.0k 1969 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 12:03AM
Thankyou David, Bun, George, Mavis, Willie and Sylvia.
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
5 Jun 2009 8:55AM
With a big "WoW" facture,,
Colours and detail are amazing Pamela,,

knaes 8 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2009 10:54PM
Stunning colour and detail, I love the rain drops at the bottom too.

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