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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 10 52 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 10:59AM
great clarity and detail
17 May 2009 11:00AM
Very highly detailed shot.
Lovely colours.
mohikan22 14 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 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
crookymonsta Plus
10 835 10 England
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 Plus
12 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 13 24 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 11:22AM
what a beautiful bright flower pamela, captured perfectly

Joline Plus
11 30 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 1887 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 10 44 3 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 1:32PM
wow, this is stunning macro capture. Amazing detail and tones.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 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
10 360 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 13 275 1 United States
17 May 2009 4:15PM
Fantastic work!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 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 Plus
16 918 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
cheesey 11 2 United Kingdom
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 11 38 4 Netherlands
17 May 2009 10:53PM
Wonderfully crisp macro with beautiful light; Lovely shot and very well processed.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
18 May 2009 8:20AM
I prefer v1

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
18 May 2009 9:00AM
Well presented and lovely. If I had to chose it would be ver 2.

photophantom 10 108 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 12 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 12 255 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 9 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 12 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 11 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 13 616 3
19 May 2009 5:38PM
wow wonderful
like a lovely dream flower,
this is very special
paree Smile Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
19 May 2009 5:53PM
Incredible detail and colour, Pamela...and it has to be said: superb cloning Smile

pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 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 13 501 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 14 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 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 Plus
12 1.0k 1996 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 Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
23 May 2009 12:27AM
Thankyou Dot, Dane and Phil.
GeorgeRusky 12 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
16 143 2 England
25 May 2009 8:10PM
Superb colours and sharpness Pamela . Like the seamless cloning in version 2 xx
pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 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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