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By lena  
The dying flower produces fascinating intensity in form and colour. Reminds me of flowers in old paintings - hence the name.

Tags: Flowers and plants

Voters: RAUL, Richsr, Artois and 11 more

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Richsr 13 91 223 England
29 Dec 2008 3:08PM
\Like the details and lighting in this - well captured.
Regards Richard.
Artois 14 405 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 3:15PM
Good detail and light. Looks almost paper-like.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 3:27PM
Great image
DOGSBODY 12 1.4k 30 England
29 Dec 2008 3:49PM
I love this. The fact that the flower is past it's sell by date has added something different to the picture. Andy
ColouredImages 16 47 35 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 5:52PM
The background spoils this for me I'm afraid. It's patchy grey and black. Have you tried to darken it using the clone tool?? I always use black velvet as a background for my flowers. Hope that helps a bit and apologies if I offend
lena 14
29 Dec 2008 6:24PM
Thank you all for taking time to look and comment!

Mike, heavens no, no apologies needed! Thank you for being honest and constructive. Yes, I'm aware of the possibilities You mentioned but deliberately decided to leave the background as it is. I've grown to yearn for more liveliness and choices for backgrounds - don't mean the background in this particular photo is the solution, no, but there are just sooo many of blackest blacks with motives on them out there...It has become the norm - and I like breaking them ;D
kenp 14 96 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 9:40PM
I can never understand people on this site!.....Sorry Lena I was about to spout off before praising this shot! is a wonderful composition with beautiful light and texture! why oh why so few votes!.......and yet bog standard shots hit 50's and 60's!......I have broken my rule of non voting on this shot as it is so good. well done Lena keep up the good work!..........Ken
lena 14
30 Dec 2008 11:36AM
Ken thanks! Grin Truly, truly appreciated, very encouraging, thank you.

To tell the truth I've learned more about people than photography on this site ... Grin

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