Zooming Lovely

By Possum  
Osteospermum, zoom blur added, history brush used to restore stamen detail.
Ever hopeful that EPZ is returning to normal, and looking forward to catching up with all you good people at the weekend Smile
Thank you for persevering...Smile

Tags: Flowers Digital manipulation Osteospermum Flora Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Zoom blur Botanicals

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Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
19 Apr 2007 10:33PM
it's getting there...

This is a stunner, love the use of blur and the presentation.

CLIX Smile

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ading 12 2 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2007 10:35PM
I like the blur technic and very nice indeed! Click from me...Cheers, Abdul
this is really beautiful and stunning
love the perspective.. and presentation

19 Apr 2007 10:59PM
Beautiful Allie good use of blue and very good presentation!!

19 Apr 2007 11:06PM
perfick... beautiful close up
19 Apr 2007 11:12PM
Great image Allie, but I find myself trying to view it landscape, or maybe it's just too many beers?

John (-:
Possum Plus
9 148 England
19 Apr 2007 11:16PM
Lol, John! I think it was tilted a bit too far back to perform properly in portrait.
ericfaragh 12 123 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2007 11:20PM
Excellent use of the effect, beautiful image.
LisaRose Plus
9 172 4 United States
19 Apr 2007 11:46PM
Love the effect here Allie, wish I knew how to do that! Smile

Beautifully composed shot Allie, lovely colour and mood.

Gecko Plus
9 25 Australia
20 Apr 2007 1:21AM
Like the blurring and stamin detail, nicely done. Pam
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
20 Apr 2007 2:16AM
I just learned what your 50mm lens is for-- and you have used it well-- nice color, too

Super image Allie - well composed and very well presented!

Brilane 9 5 12 Wales
20 Apr 2007 3:24AM
Taken at a great angle, well presented.
chrissd Plus
10 304 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2007 4:43AM
totally exquisite, i would love to have this in my portfolio
Blenkinsopp Plus
10 320 4 England
20 Apr 2007 5:43AM
lovely angle and format and great effect
- looking forward to trying this when I get a suitable flower - Doesn't have the same impact on a tulip!!! Smile
20 Apr 2007 7:08AM
This is a stunner! Love it.
A beautiful effect Allie, lovely angle and colour.

Trish x
AlanBW Plus
10 20 England
20 Apr 2007 9:41AM
Delighted to be #30 for this fine image
20 Apr 2007 11:15AM
Quite stunnign and perfectly framed - would look good flipped horizontal as well

Hi Ya Allie,
This is positively stunning......What a Beautiful image, your dof is outstanding, with just the right emphasis on each petal, you're expertise really shines through with this photograph.....Well Done!

Cheers and have a wonderful weekend,
Suzan Smile
sunshot Plus
11 24 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2007 12:00PM
another brilliant shot allie, the lighting and detail are awesome.

Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
20 Apr 2007 12:05PM
Interesting effect, and a good one to use it on. I agree with lifesnapper....would look great in landscape format, too. Have a great weekend.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
20 Apr 2007 3:07PM
For myself this is a different site and this is a lovely picture

20 Apr 2007 3:28PM
The PS work you have done works very well & nicely presented
Spot on
20 Apr 2007 4:58PM
I love it,great,

BertC Plus
9 29 Malta
20 Apr 2007 7:25PM
Cracking work Allie !!
20 Apr 2007 8:41PM
super image, very good.
dianah Plus
9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2007 9:21PM
Great angle and central focus..a truly beautiful shot.
20 Apr 2007 9:43PM
This really is zooming lovely Allie stunning.
BeiK Plus
10 7 Scotland
20 Apr 2007 10:52PM
Beautiful shot, love the way it radiates out into the black background.
ESP Plus
9 26 England
21 Apr 2007 12:23AM
Zooming , blooming lovely !!!

Sara Smile
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
21 Apr 2007 10:50AM

SueTurner Plus
11 81 3 England
21 Apr 2007 11:20AM
I bet this would great in a large print, nicely composed

JohnH37 9 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2007 11:45AM
Your work gets better and better.Exceptional photo.Like the blurring on the edge of the petals.Very effective.
exposure Plus
11 3.2k England
21 Apr 2007 8:14PM
Beautiful Allie lovely detail composition colour and presentation.
beautiful effect and color...EXCELLENTO !

21 Apr 2007 10:31PM
Super picture , well done youSmile

Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
21 Apr 2007 11:18PM
Beautiful Allie.Playing catch up to.
TyChee Plus
11 269 1 United States
22 Apr 2007 5:09AM
Excellent presentation!

CaroleA Plus
9 5 3 England
22 Apr 2007 9:40AM
Absolutely lovely: can't add anything to the above but wanted to do more than just click!
22 Apr 2007 10:21AM
A lovely image Allie...Very much like the angle of view as well. Beautiful soft look. A magic creation. Well done.
thorn Plus
11 124 2 Scotland
22 Apr 2007 3:07PM
Hi Allie,
Great dof,fantastic centre and i love your use of zoom blur.Stunning work.Take care.AnnSmile
22 Apr 2007 9:12PM
this is gorgeous, the blur works a treat. Thankyou for the info .
AlleyCatz Plus
9 274 6 England
1 May 2007 3:31PM
Beautifully executed.

glenalva Plus
10 338 United Kingdom
2 May 2007 3:58PM
Ditto to all of the above.........

4 May 2007 9:27PM
Great shot, the blur really works well.
20 Jun 2007 10:58PM
Perfection in every way...I love the softness and at the same time the details are great!!
liparig Plus
11 233 United States
22 Jun 2007 11:52PM
great flower shot

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