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Taken at our local garden centre (25/03/2010) @1236hrs. Digitally manipulated before and after. V4 As taken. I have taken some liberties with this one so please do be frank.
Many thanks for all C & Cs. Apologies for deleting earlier upload and many thanks to rockfish for pointing me in the right direction. Have now made some adjustments and hope that Iíve made a better job of it this time. RJ.
Now uploaded a new version with black background V2. I tried different pastels but just couldnít make it work. I think the black is better.
Rob.

Have uploaded new version with blurred background as suggested by CaptainTweaky.Rob.

Tags: Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Before and after

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EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
27 Mar 2010 1:48PM
Colour and detail are much better in V1 so whatever it is you did, it worked!!

Ann

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andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2010 1:52PM
v1 for me today wonderful detail and colour nice one Wink
andy
BURNSIE 8 25 4 England
27 Mar 2010 2:02PM
V1 is very good.
Regards
Burnsie
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
27 Mar 2010 2:11PM
V1 is nicely presented.
Joan.
maryg 8 66 18 Scotland
27 Mar 2010 2:12PM
Nice to see the before image as well. Like V1 but feel all the lovely colours and details of the flower are swamped by the strength/ richness of the background.Just my personal taste, off course, i think I might have either gone for black or very pastel tones behind the flower.

Regards Mary
27 Mar 2010 2:14PM
great shot v1 as got the vote from me brill
jj
Well manipulated & presented V1 - Raja.
gerrymac 9 10 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2010 3:01PM
A triffid......nice colour...agree with Mary about b'g....I prefer v2 ...nice job
Gerry
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
27 Mar 2010 3:14PM
Wonderful color and presentation, V1 for me.
Bob
27 Mar 2010 4:13PM

Quote:Nice to see the before image as well. Like V1 but feel all the lovely colours and details of the flower are swamped by the strength/ richness of the background.Just my personal taste, off course, i think I might have either gone for black or very pastel tones behind the flower.

I agree about the background, itís obviously not as good as it could be. I used a new piece of software that I put on this morning and I rushed the job. Thatís another lesson learned but that is the beauty of this site.
RJ.

rockfish 6 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2010 5:18PM
Glad to be of help earlier - I do like this image - but agree to some extent about the background. You're right, learning new things is what's great about the site. I'm still a begginer with Photoshop, but have alread learned a lot in couple of months.
Peter
Roly 9 Wales
27 Mar 2010 7:21PM
Definatelt the "A" version for me.
27 Mar 2010 7:31PM
Now uploaded a new version with black background. I tried different pastels but just couldnít make it work. I think the black is better.
RJ.
metro074 6 8 Australia
27 Mar 2010 8:28PM
Excellent RJ. Like the blue bg but they are all beautifuly presented. Well done
Carol
27 Mar 2010 9:03PM
V2 seems a better balanced rendering - well presented.
Pat
xwang 7 55 8
27 Mar 2010 10:43PM
Beautiful set,prefer V2.
27 Mar 2010 10:44PM
A lot of fabulous work considering V3. Love V2 with the black background.
Tony
michaelo Plus
10 11 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 2:24AM
excellent image,no 1 for me!
GlenD 9 United States
28 Mar 2010 2:51AM
Nicely worked shot
Glen
Ray42 8 3 England
28 Mar 2010 8:20AM
Good ps work - certainly makes a good difference to the shot
Adderwatcher 7 60 19 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 9:05AM
V2 for me, excellent work!
Scott
essexdean 7 1 England
28 Mar 2010 9:49AM
V2 for me, great shot
Techno Plus
8 1.8k 8 England
28 Mar 2010 9:57AM
The important factor Rob is that the subject matter is right, and it is, the proficiency with the manipulation will come later, practice makes.................
Mal
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 10:38AM
Wonderful image Rob, and well worked.
Brian
28 Mar 2010 12:09PM
Excellent shot well done-------Milky
28 Mar 2010 2:16PM
Wonderful image Rob.
Evgenya
28 Mar 2010 3:47PM
Sir, nice one.
28 Mar 2010 11:29PM
Excellent shot, superb detail and colour.
Ricky.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
29 Mar 2010 3:09AM
You are correct, the black bg works the best of these!
A very fancy orchid!
Jennnnn
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
29 Mar 2010 3:29AM
such beautiful work RJ
Dennis
29 Mar 2010 4:34AM
beautiful, I really like it with the black background.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2010 11:02AM
beautifully lit and excellent detail.

regards
Yung
Canadiann 6 2 Canada
29 Mar 2010 12:07PM
Love that black bg. A beautiful flower and well presented. This is a great shot and I like the way you show the differences. Well done indeed.
Regards
Ann
colmar 9 42 35 Scotland
29 Mar 2010 12:08PM
Classic black and thats the one to make the beauty of this flower stand out so well Colin
WL_Harris 8 3 2 United States
29 Mar 2010 12:41PM
V2 with the black bg allows the flower to stand out very well.
Lee
Glyn1 7 4 1 England
29 Mar 2010 4:00PM
V2 for me, I prefer the black bg.

Glyn
29 Mar 2010 6:47PM
Wonderful image of the flower but IMHO V1 & V2 look a little dismembered without the stem. I was thinking that perhaps V3 with the background blurred and darkened may have been quite effective. As there is orange in the flower the blurred grreen of the background may be complimentary - what do you think?
David
29 Mar 2010 7:21PM

Quote:Wonderful image of the flower but IMHO V1 & V2 look a little dismembered without the stem. I was thinking that perhaps V3 with the background blurred and darkened may have been quite effective. As there is orange in the flower the blurred grreen of the background may be complimentary - what do you think?
David


You could be right. I will give it a try.
RJ.
super images,love v2.ray
29 Mar 2010 8:03PM
Wonderful work, Rob, I prefer V2 for it's black background.
Roy
30 Mar 2010 2:10AM
Have uploaded new version with blurred background as suggested by CaptainTweaky.RJ.
30 Mar 2010 9:50AM
Fine set of orchid.

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