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Flame Dancers

By mandarinkay
A pond lilly in our fish pond, taken from as close as I could get without falling in ... lol ... in P S - used radial blur, zoom, twice, and got this! These are such fun to do and all thanks to Chrisd. I have to say I so enjoy doing these that I have been trawling though loads of my old flower shots ... ones that I thought would not make the grade and this treatment has put new life into them .... saving them from the recycle bin! I will post the odd one now and then. This was taken deliberately for such an outcome I have to say, and in doing so I also have what I think is a cracking straight shot of the lilly that i will post a bit later on. Hope that your weekend has been good, take care all and as ever .... many thanks to all for stopping, looking and commenting! it is ALWAYS very much appreciated!
Karen xxx

Tags: Flower Flora Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Zoom burst Water lilly Pond lilly

Voters: simont, Cabit, graeme34 and 45 more

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simont 17 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 5:19PM
Love the centre and the edges are growing on me.

Cabit 14 104 England
9 Sep 2007 5:23PM
Magic work, great colour & detail.
9 Sep 2007 5:27PM
Stunning image

Pegon 16 78 1 England
9 Sep 2007 5:32PM
A belting image Karen, nice use of the radial blur.
Possum 14 148 England
9 Sep 2007 5:34PM
A wonderful starter image for this kind of blur, Karen, and it looks radiantly beautiful.
9 Sep 2007 5:37PM
Superb, with some excellent detail,
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
9 Sep 2007 5:40PM
Radiant image

fatmod 15 22 England
9 Sep 2007 5:56PM
just fantastic
Arty 18 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 6:19PM
Beautiful capture, well taken.
Paree 16 616 3
9 Sep 2007 6:26PM
a beautiful image
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
9 Sep 2007 6:36PM
You are extra talented at getting the centers SHARP as a PIN!

Lovely image!

9 Sep 2007 6:36PM
Fantastic image, great detail, colours and dof.
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 6:45PM
9 Sep 2007 7:32PM



JYBluesman 14 97
9 Sep 2007 7:50PM
Very beautiful image, nice work. Jeff
Mikelane 14 1 Wales
9 Sep 2007 8:25PM
Its simply stunning .Excellent detail
GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 8:40PM
Oooh beautiful - barmymarny x
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
9 Sep 2007 8:43PM
This is a cracker Karen. A beautiful radiant image.
Lovely work on this one .
derekv 14 3 England
10 Sep 2007 9:38AM
Wonderful, love the colouring and the manipulation is superb.
janty66 14 3 England
10 Sep 2007 11:21AM
simply stunning..
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
10 Sep 2007 4:29PM
Superb work. Excellent colour.
AlanBW 15 20 England
10 Sep 2007 6:22PM
Beautiful image, so sharp at the centre - great colours too. Delighted to be #30.
elcid 16 150 England
10 Sep 2007 8:10PM
This is such a relaxing image, lovely stuff, I could stare at it for hours, lovely.

chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2007 6:15AM
just love this Smile
wyatturp 15 2 England
11 Sep 2007 8:46AM
Love it , well done

11 Sep 2007 11:05AM
Thank you all for your kind comments, it really is muh appreciated.
Karen xx
Mavis 19 143 2 England
11 Sep 2007 5:15PM
Great fun Karen and an excellent subject to play around with . Love the dancing pink petals and the sharp yellow stamens. A lovely presentation too xxx
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
11 Sep 2007 7:44PM
very good!

franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2007 11:10AM
A wonderful close-up, excellent work.

glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
12 Sep 2007 3:54PM
Well done, seems almost explosive, Spot on! Click!!!

chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
12 Sep 2007 4:02PM
You are getting a bit good with those effects now,well done.
Pegon 16 78 1 England
17 Sep 2007 8:55PM
A superb image Karen, excellent work.
Sezz 16 619 15 England
18 Sep 2007 12:02AM
This is superb - love the effect!

Sez *
Chriscj 15 96 1 England
21 Sep 2007 10:31PM
Lovely detail and treatment Karen.

rmr 14 1 Wales
1 Oct 2007 9:41PM
excellent detail
Dotrob 15 Wales
2 Oct 2007 8:20PM
Beautiful image.
Pricey 15 290 2 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 4:54PM
After reviewing some of my old work, I noticed your name cropped up many times on the readers votes.
This drew me to review your Pf, you truely have some excellent work.
I only hope you are feeling better soon and start posting again.

Best wishes Tony
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
20 Feb 2009 3:28PM
A beautiful presentation. Carol

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