By Possum  
Wishing you all a happy weekend with this smiley osteo. The original was shot on F2.8; I isolated the flower centre using the elliptical marquee tool, applied the zoom blur filter, overlaid a shot of some vase detail and blended it back using the overlay filter.

Thanks for looking; who knows, I may even have time to get out on the site this weekend Smile

Tags: Osteospermum Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Layers Zoom blur Vase detail

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AlanBW Plus
11 20 England
9 May 2008 5:33PM
Well composed, sharp and detailed where it matters

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9 May 2008 5:33PM
Lovely image, fantastic colours and detail.
janehewitt Plus
13 215 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 5:43PM
I love the composition of this and the way you have used the very centre of the flower as sharp focus Jane
9 May 2008 5:44PM
Amazing effect, great colours and must be viewed large

jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
9 May 2008 5:53PM
Lovely use off DOF and filters

dianah Plus
10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 5:55PM
This looks like a gleaming jewel..beautiful.
Fab shot. Lovely colours and details. Melissa
Bob_V Plus
9 1 2 United States
9 May 2008 6:06PM
What superb work, beautiful!
9 May 2008 6:06PM
A beautiful shot, with lovely composition and colour.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
9 May 2008 6:10PM
Lovely processing Allie.
9 May 2008 7:12PM
Beautiful, the treatment works really well.
CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
9 May 2008 7:26PM
Too complicated for me, but whatever you have done, it works! Lovely soft image. Carol
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
9 May 2008 7:49PM
Always interesting how you handle all the options in Photoshop and the results-- Superb-- as per usual!

9 May 2008 8:13PM
This is excellent.
9 May 2008 10:42PM
This beautiful image Allie,great work.

luxaeternam 9 21 1
10 May 2008 6:15AM
Lovely effect, Allie
Smile Lucy
phil_j Plus
10 134 4 England
10 May 2008 8:29AM
It looks like a precious Jewel sitting on a silk cushion in an expensive shop window!!
Great work Allie.

BlueRoom Plus
10 73 20 United Kingdom
10 May 2008 12:56PM
A beautifully processed colourful little gem of a picture.

10 May 2008 2:36PM
wow its beautiful
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
10 May 2008 5:38PM
A stunning image Allie, a real pleasure to view
10 May 2008 6:33PM
VERY nicely done Allie, love it.

John Smile
backbeat Plus
11 134 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2008 10:17PM
top class

exposure Plus
12 4.0k England
10 May 2008 10:42PM
A Beautiful image and peresentation Allie.
Sus Plus
12 3.2k 9 England
11 May 2008 1:08AM
love your flower shots, have just discovered your pf - thanks also for uploading details of shots, its always interesting!
11 May 2008 4:21PM
Another lovely flower shot.
JohnH37 10 1 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 7:08PM
Beautifull.stunningly effective.
13 May 2008 11:01PM
Excellent judgement of texture and tone.


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