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Singleton Dahlia

By DicksPics
Many thanks for all votes, comments and awards(thank you PMs sent) for my 'To the Fore' upload - all very much appreciated, as always.SmileSmile

Today's image is another from Singleton Park Botanical Gardens in Swansea. I have spent a few hours today learning how to create borders in Photoshop(YouTube videos are very helpful!) and how to merge an image into the newly created border.

This is the result of my first attempt - you may or may not like the effect(or borders, come to that!) but, the process has certainly kept my mind active and I've found it a most enjoyable experience!

The main problem will be remembering how each aspect of the process has been done - not just for today but for tomorrow and beyond!!Smile

I hope you have a good weekend.


Tags: Dahlia Close up Swansea Borders Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Singleton park

Voters: Peco, dark_lord, estonian and 68 more

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dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 776 England
5 Mar 2021 11:10PM
That'sa very nice image to start with Richard.
The borderis fine. It's when the border fights with the image for attention that problems arise. Keep it simple is best, as you have here.
5 Mar 2021 11:14PM
Beautiful Richard,
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2021 11:19PM
Such a cool composition... Beautifully done !!
Isabel GrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
5 Mar 2021 11:26PM
A lovely image Richard
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
6 Mar 2021 12:24AM
A cool border to match, a super flower photograph. I like how the flower is dappled with rain drops.
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
6 Mar 2021 1:03AM
A beautiful macro floral Richard !!
Photoshop is great stuff, and you've created a perfect order .

6 Mar 2021 1:45AM
At great floral Richard, and I do like the not tightly defined border with this image.

6 Mar 2021 3:49AM
Very creative Richard ....a nice effect as the edge of the flower looks like it has been painted into the white border . Keeping ones mind occupied these days is a wise thing to do !
Best regards

6 Mar 2021 5:25AM
Beautiful presentation of this dahlia, Richard.
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
6 Mar 2021 5:36AM
Stunning capture and beautifully presented Richard 😀😀
Ian 😎
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2021 6:14AM
A beautiful image beautifully presented. Well done you.
6 Mar 2021 7:07AM
Gorgeous, Richard.
And the colour of Singleton Whiskey. SmileTongue

6 Mar 2021 7:21AM
Very nice!, a splendid image Richard.Smile
6 Mar 2021 7:45AM
Another excellent captured flora image Richard.
Beautiful image Richard, loving the border as well.
viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2021 9:35AM
A beautiful close up Richard.

franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2021 9:50AM
Very nice, Richard.

6 Mar 2021 11:23AM
Great vibrant close up image, Richard
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
6 Mar 2021 12:13PM
A very lovely presentation, Richard, and I like both flower and border! 😃👍
Trev 😀
6 Mar 2021 12:17PM
An excellent macro; the rain drops are fantastic. I'm not a big fan of frames but this one is simple and non-intrusive.
boov Plus
8 2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2021 1:21PM
Tremendous image...
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2021 1:27PM
Absolute winner Richard.
I do like a nice border but they are often frowned upon in camera clubs!
6 Mar 2021 1:37PM
Beautiful image
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2021 2:22PM
A lovely flower with a gorgeous rich colour.Smile
6 Mar 2021 2:50PM
Beautiful, colourful image Richard and great presentation too.

Lory Smile
Amazing close up Richard, must be viewed large.
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
6 Mar 2021 3:00PM
Fantastic shot 👏👏👏🔥 Richard

That’s a beautiful image Richard. Your ‘YouTubing’ certainly paid off. I love the water droplets on the flower.

JuBarney Plus
10 33 5 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2021 5:23PM
A terrific shot and well done on the border
6 Mar 2021 7:19PM
A most beautiful image Richard. Worthy to be on anyone's wall.. Debs
6 Mar 2021 7:50PM
an beautiful job for this, Richard
davyskid 4 2 Scotland
6 Mar 2021 8:18PM
Beautiful work, Richard
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2224 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2021 10:32PM
This looks good to me.
8 Mar 2021 12:07AM
Fabulous capture Richard ...I find flower photography very challenging ...especially in the focusing department!
Something to aspire to...
Best regards

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