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Flower afloat

By Mavis
My friend had a bunch of flowers and asked me if I'd photograph them . Proteas are the National Flower of South Africa . I lassoed this one , then used Inverse , then used the blur tool and now it looks more like a floating water Lily . What do you think ?

Sorry we couldn't use epz. Thought it was me and my computer . Glad it is now sorted . Must be a great head ache for the team . xx

Thank you everyone who has voted on this one but last night ,Sunday I was commenting on one of your photos and my PC suddenly froze Sad so I closed down and went to bed . Glad to see it is up and running today xx

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Protea Blur tool

Voters: CarolG, devine, mrswoolybill and 35 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Aug 2007 2:08PM
Very unusual shot, well presented. Yes, it does look like a water lily now! Carol

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Wibbles 11 1 England
26 Aug 2007 2:10PM
Beautiful photo!
I love the effect you've chosen to use! Great work.. Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2007 2:10PM
Love the effect, you've created a very mysterious, watery background.
sandrish 14 36 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2007 2:12PM
Beautiful image, very interesting effects with a very good presentation.

imagio 11 12 1 England
26 Aug 2007 2:13PM
Love the treatment on this Mavis.

26 Aug 2007 2:17PM
Lovely image, nice presentation,
mhaseman 11 608 1
26 Aug 2007 2:29PM
Lovely stuff. Cheers, Martin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 Aug 2007 2:53PM
I thought this was a water lily-- Very well done, Mavis--

LOL! I just got my computer in order and the site went down-- I, too, though It was my computer-- I am happy to see that it wasn't-- Jennnnn
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2007 4:11PM
This is a wonderful presentation of the Protea a painting. It certainly looks as though it is in water..I really love this.
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
26 Aug 2007 4:24PM
Nice one Mavis, love the bg.
26 Aug 2007 5:04PM
Very creative, well done. Smile
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
26 Aug 2007 6:17PM
What an imaginative and beautiful treatment. The proteas are just amazing.
A very interesting shot and post capture work. JNC
26 Aug 2007 9:04PM
A beautiful piece of work Mavis, creative and colourful, fine image, Adrian
wyatturp 12 2 England
26 Aug 2007 11:02PM
Well done Mavis looks super

tonymarq 12 1 United States
26 Aug 2007 11:58PM
Mavis really beautiful capture and the focus is perfect!

stay well
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
27 Aug 2007 12:31AM
Bet your friend was delighted Mavis, excellent manipulation and result!
Rgds., Jim
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
27 Aug 2007 3:11AM
Nice capture and I think the blurring does work, Mavis. Smile
glyndwr 11 66 10 Wales
27 Aug 2007 10:25AM
Great effect.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2015 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2007 8:13PM
You achieved an interesting effect here, Mavis. What does your friend think of it?

Thankyou for welcoming me back.
csr 10 3 England
27 Aug 2007 9:48PM
great shot
magicbox 11 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2007 9:52PM
Really like how you have done this.
Hope your well.. thanks for your lovely comments and the cork screw finaly got an RC..
Must have been the wine I think..Lol
kind Regards
AlanBW 12 20 England
28 Aug 2007 9:01AM
Love the treatment, superb image Mavis
28 Aug 2007 2:00PM
Very arty Mavis

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
30 Aug 2007 11:17AM
Lovely Mavis. It certainly does have the look of a Water Lily now.
Cabit 11 104 England
30 Aug 2007 12:10PM
Magic image, works great.
4 Sep 2007 11:24PM
A most unusual effect Mavis ..... and it works very well too! Very creative and imaginative! Well done! Click*

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