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Rescued Daffodils

By Irishkate  
Fallen over and being eaten by slugs, I rescued these daffodils and put them to good use!
Many thanks to all who voted and offered some good suggestions for improvements to the Dandelion Triptych.
Also special thanks to Trev (achieverswales's) and Netta (who inspired me to look closer at dandelions)
for their valued User Awards.
KateGrin
V2 added after comments - used smudge tool to soften texture in f/g but didn't take it to edge of vase.
Always something to improve! Well I hope I have! Tongue

Tags: Textures Flowers and plants Daffodils Pussy willow Vase and reflection

Voters: Hermanus, morpheus1955, ugly and 53 more

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Comments


Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
10 May 2013 9:47AM
This is really one superb image you have here Kate !! Excellent work Smile

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10 May 2013 9:50AM
Kate, great use of background, in a lovely comp.........it has a very nice feel to the image, like it....Smile


Paul.....
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
10 May 2013 10:02AM
I like the combination in the vase it works well, nice background too. - gary
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
10 May 2013 10:09AM
love vase and well arranged.. and the clours are superb.
just wondering about the blurry bits left and right of the reflection... doesn't look quite right to me..
10 May 2013 10:19AM
I knew it was yours from the thumbnail, Kate!
A really lovely image against the textured background.Smile

Richard
johnke 3 223 15
10 May 2013 10:23AM
A splendid still life Kate, beautiful and well presented, for me I just find the Vase a little too central and that's not being picky I just think your flowers are super, it;s just a suggestion Try the vase to one side with the flowers hanging to the other...John
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
10 May 2013 10:26AM

Quote:Love vase and well arranged.. and the colours are superb.
just wondering about the blurry bits left and right of the reflection... doesn't look quite right to me..



Must agree but the background is perfect Kate.

Kindest regards

Trev.
10 May 2013 10:47AM

Quote:Love vase and well arranged.. and the colours are superb.
just wondering about the blurry bits left and right of the reflection... doesn't look quite right to me..

Must agree but the background is perfect Kate.

Kindest regards

Trev.


same here kateWink
debu 6 India
10 May 2013 10:50AM
Nicely presented.
debu
ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
10 May 2013 11:00AM
You have the knack when it comes to still life Kate......nice presentationGrin
A lovely matching backdrop with good light and colours.
Well done Kate. WesternRed
very lovely well worked .

billy
myrab 10 United Kingdom
10 May 2013 12:11PM
I love the flower arrangement Kate, but not to sure about the use of the smudge tool,Tongue

Myra
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
10 May 2013 12:20PM
Our daffodils too are attacked by slugs and the rain and wind take their toll, but on balance they do survive longer outside than cut and brought indoors.
This selection has afforded you a good shot and I do like the textured b/g applied, Kate.
Very nicely presented.
Ronnie.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
10 May 2013 12:27PM
I very much like your arrangement, and the texture you chose. I think the use of the smudge tool lessens the beauty of this otherwise fine piece. It appears too contrived. I think just the texture would have worked much better. A vote for the arrangement though.
marktc Plus
5 86 14 United Kingdom
10 May 2013 12:38PM
I like the effect and yes its improved in V2. Another very nice still life Kate.
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 56 13 United Kingdom
10 May 2013 2:11PM
A great still life Kate, great comp and B/GSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2013 4:19PM
Well created, Kate love the textures.

Ray
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
10 May 2013 5:06PM
Lovely shot !!!.......nice arrangement !!
netta1234 Plus
4 354 2 Wales
10 May 2013 6:31PM
A Lovely image again KateSmile
NettaSmile
10 May 2013 6:40PM
Superb composition!!
Effrossini
MalcolmM Plus
11 500 5 Scotland
10 May 2013 7:49PM
Have to agree with above reservations about the reflection, but like the image otherwise.
Another solution - a slight crop at base ?
Malcolm
11 May 2013 2:11AM
Very nice arrangement,cant wait until you can come and photograph mine.Wink
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
11 May 2013 3:19AM
This is a delight Kate as I haven't seen "Pussy Willows" in years.
Top marks for this as it is truly lovely….GrinGrinGrinGrin
11 May 2013 4:25PM
Lovely combination
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 4:49PM
Lovely Kate - v1 for me - not sure the work on the reflection does anything for it
Jason
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 3:32PM
A top notch presentation, nice one!WinkGrin
Ryan
Clever lady - WOW 😄😄

Pam
15 May 2013 1:21PM
Grace and elegance! Really lovely piece of work, Kate.

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