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Layered Astilbe

By Irishkate  
The Astilbes are in my garden. I've used a process from a book on flower photography here which entails taking ten images each slightly lower than the original, the using various blending modes, I';ve layered them up. This works well with lupins but I don't have any!user
I was thrilled with the response to my still life yesterday - thank you all for V&C, user awards and advice.
Also thanks to Willie (Banehawi) who I think correctly ID'd the plant as Haworthia.
On checking this out I learned some of these plants die after flowering (monocarpic plants).
So I'm fairly learning about plants and flowers this year!

Tags: Pink Flowers and plants Flowers and plants Layers Blending Astilbe

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1 Jul 2020 10:32AM
Beautiful, a lovely effect.
1 Jul 2020 10:35AM
Beautiful image
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 172 16 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2020 10:57AM
Works so well KateSmileSmileSmile

debu 12 India
1 Jul 2020 11:44AM
Lovely image.
adagio Plus
3 4 2 England
1 Jul 2020 12:16PM
This really is a nice effect, Kate. Lovely gradients which work well together. Quite an inspired shot!!

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
1 Jul 2020 12:44PM
It's getting very educational on here, I'm discovering flowers and plants I've never heard of! 😁 A very lovely image and nicely worked too 👍
Trev 😀
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
1 Jul 2020 1:10PM
Excellent work with a beautiful result Kate
Fefe Plus
10 80 44 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2020 2:25PM
I do not have any lupins either...tried with them but failed TongueTongue
Our daughter on the other hand has a magnificent pot of them......Grrr Wink
1 Jul 2020 2:26PM
A beautiful image of these garden Astilbes.
Fred263 10 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2020 3:11PM
Superbly crafted image, Kate.
Stunning processing and thanks for explaining the technique.Smile
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
1 Jul 2020 4:47PM
Love how the colours blend Kate.
SUE118 Plus
14 8 1 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2020 4:51PM
Beautiful Kate.
leo_nid 5 12
1 Jul 2020 4:59PM
interesting technique and an attractive image as a result
capto Plus
10 7.1k 32 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2020 5:34PM
An intriguing technique. Lupins here are just fodder for the snails and slugs.Smile
1 Jul 2020 7:09PM
Lovely work Kate..Lin
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2020 8:13PM
Beautifully worked image Kate.
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Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2020 9:57PM
very pretty Kate
Chinga Plus
11 112 3 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2020 5:14PM
Beautiful colours and light...
Good image Kate !! Isabel GrinGrin

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