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By chase
Naturtiums from my hanging baskets,mixed with a little Lobelia for colour contrast.
Great shape & form to these,the bonus is that the flowers are edible & add a great splash of colour to a summer salad.

The original image is an HDr of 5 frames,combined & tonemapped in Photomatix.

F16 manual mode
F/L 80mm
Raw files converted in Lightroom.
Textures added in Photoshop.

Tried to keep the textures light on this one to show off the colour of the flowers.

Thanks for looking.
Janet xx

Tags: Flowers Red General Edible Orange Textures Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Layers Bright colours Nasturtiums

Voters: CarolG, MickyMc, pluckyfilly and 55 more

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
10 Jul 2010 2:10PM
A beautiful arrangement, Janet, and processed so well. Carol

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MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2010 2:10PM
All your work has really paid off. Excellent
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2010 2:23PM
very very pretty and well thought out, great work
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
10 Jul 2010 2:31PM
This is lovely.

blackbird 10 159 15 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2010 3:00PM
the oranges really sing out, love it
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
10 Jul 2010 5:39PM
Now this is my kind of flower arrangement. Gorgeously random.
Glynn 10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2010 6:03PM
Vibrant Janet and as always very well presented image. Like the leaving of the petal in the foreground

I.G. xx
Anjantoo 8 7 1 England
10 Jul 2010 7:20PM
Love the chaos of the arrangement! Just beautiful!
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2010 8:11PM
The nasturtiums are so colourful and sharp, and the whole thing comes together beautifully, though it appears quite random, which I am sure it's not.
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
10 Jul 2010 8:45PM
Thanks all.

The flowers made their own way in the vase,somtimes it's just better if I leave them to do their own thing...I see you noticed the little petal at the bottom I.G. ...unlike me who only saw it when I processed the images,so I left it.

Many thanks for your UA Val Smile
Janet xx
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
10 Jul 2010 8:51PM
beautiful as ever Janet Smile

chase 11 1.1k 246 England
10 Jul 2010 9:13PM
Sorry Val..I pressed the wrong keys Sad so I will thank you again,this time for your GEA Smile
Janet xx
polly470 7 25 8 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2010 9:21PM
Composition, presentation, colour scheme, photography - pure class!
gregl 11 19 1 England
10 Jul 2010 9:56PM
Beautiful image Janet. Your processing really makes this a stand out shot. Did they taste as good as they look?
ChazB 11 64 3 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2010 2:15AM
Really lovely colours and composition, the vase looks great against the bg colour.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
11 Jul 2010 11:11AM
Colourful array Janet - the lighter bg suits.
Zacian 7 17 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2010 12:06PM
This is really beautiful, a great composition, just lovely, wish I could vote twice!

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