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SteveCharles 19 2.3k 18 England
14 Aug 2003 9:53AM
Flower photos don't usually interest me very much, but this is just sumptuous. Colour, texture, lighting, composition - very nice!

Paddy 19 254 8 England
14 Aug 2003 5:34PM
this is just delightful .... like a jewel ...Paddy
stevenb Plus
18 282 7 England
14 Aug 2003 6:10PM
Spot on an excellent shot well done
ericfaragh Plus
18 149 6 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2003 2:05PM
Lovely rich colours. Lighting is just spot on for making the most of the colours. Mouth watering.
pj.morley 19 947 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2003 5:35PM
Thanks for the comments. In fact it's in print today in the magazine Total Digital Photography along with another 3 of my pics..
ericfaragh Plus
18 149 6 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2003 9:21AM
Congratulations on getting into print. Well done.
Pete 21 18.8k 97 England
10 Oct 2003 11:30AM
The spread in the mag looks good, well done Paul.
noseprints 18 576
23 Jan 2004 3:43AM
ok, i must have seen the thumbnail for this a dozen times already and i finally decided to look at it, (maybe again). i can't put my finger on what it is about it that makes it so devine. smooth but not lacking in texture. do you know what i mean, and if so, would you devulge your secret?
pj.morley 19 947 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2004 11:34AM
Hi Lucie,

it's not a complicated process. Duplicate the layer in photoshop, add a touch of gaussian blur to the new layer and then blend using soft light or multiply.

That's it... you may need to repeat the process a couple of times uisng multiply for soft light in turns but basically that's it. Different subjects require differing amounts of blur and blending and some just won't work at all but it's just matter of experimenting and trial and error...

I find reds, oranges, purples, flesh etc. work quite well while yellows and light colours tend not to.
noseprints 18 576
23 Jan 2004 4:17PM
thank you so much for sharing that. i'm gonna have to look up soft light or multiply, cause i have no idea where to find that.
pj.morley 19 947 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2004 2:13AM
It's the settings for blending modes in the layers palette of Photoshop or Elements. By default it's set to normal but you can change it from a drop down menu and also change the opacity with the slider.

14 May 2004 9:58PM
Excellent, lovely colour. Very well taken.
1 Feb 2005 4:46PM
Great macro John, I really like this one. No wonder you got Editor's Choice award... congratulation!!!!

gajj 18 32
25 Jun 2005 5:17AM
Just happened on this - beautiful, one of the best!
Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
27 Aug 2005 12:43AM
great close up.

liparig 17 233 United States
27 Jan 2006 2:10PM
great shot
Wibbles 14 1 England
12 Aug 2007 7:53PM

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