Blue Bird

By CaroleS
Hibiscus 'Blue Bird' just this week coming into flower in our garden.

Trying a different processing method on this one!

Thank you all for your timeSmile

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Hibiscus

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tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 9:09AM
3D stuff Carole
Wonderfully presented


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andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 9:19AM
beautiful carole a real cracker nice one Wink
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
24 Aug 2013 9:22AM
Beautiful floral image and presentation, Carole: reminds me of those vintage watercolour flower prints which showed the intricate detail in the petals and leaves.
An image we can all aspire to.
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 9:30AM
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
24 Aug 2013 9:32AM
I have never seen this beauty yet Carole !! What a beauty it is - and your image is so well processed and lovely !!
24 Aug 2013 9:34AM
The method works well.........
24 Aug 2013 9:36AM
Looks stunning.....
Great work by you.
24 Aug 2013 9:37AM
Is it Topaz with a white vignette??????
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
24 Aug 2013 10:27AM
Amazing work, most beautiful!
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
24 Aug 2013 10:47AM
More lovely work Carole.

CaroleS Plus
6 421 3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 11:14AM

Quote:Is it Topaz with a white vignette??????

All done in Photoshop and no vignette - took me ages and lots of layersSmile I still need to improve on it but it is a start and did achieve the effect I was looking for.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 11:16AM

Quote:Beautiful floral image and presentation, Carole: reminds me of those vintage watercolour flower prints which showed the intricate detail in the petals and leaves.

That's what it reminds me of too.
netta1234 Plus
4 354 2 Wales
24 Aug 2013 11:21AM
Lovely workSmile
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 11:49AM
Excellent work Carole - I can't quite get the white layers thing just right yet!
The flower itself is gorgeous - such a vibrant blue.
Looking forward to more.
24 Aug 2013 11:54AM
A touch of old and new in the processing Carole, in it works VERY well indeed. Lovely.

John Smile
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
24 Aug 2013 12:07PM
Beautiful flower, and I really like what you did with it.
I would suggest bringing back a bit of color on the very top leaf, it fades out a bit too abruptly. This is a wonderful image though, and really nice toning.
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
24 Aug 2013 12:22PM
Beautiful presentation
24 Aug 2013 12:27PM
Lovely arty capture and presentation.

7 9 10 England
24 Aug 2013 1:11PM
Perfect processing producing a stunning image Carole.
Stunning Carole, like what you have done with it Grin
sable 8 9 7 England
24 Aug 2013 2:30PM
Beautiful flower - well composed/captured/processed xx
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
24 Aug 2013 3:04PM
Works well with your processing Carole.
And thank you for thanking me for my time.
When I worked in the railway,I did get time and half for a Saturday,but seeing it is you,I will charge you nothing.
However,as I got double time for a Sunday,I will have to charge you a little something for tomorrows image.
And I do believe Monday is a bank holiday ?
You will need to get your cheque book out to make it worth my while getting out of my bed !!
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
24 Aug 2013 3:39PM
A superb presentation, Carole. Carol
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 4:19PM
Superb !!!.....lovely artistic treatment in this exquisite piece of work !!
24 Aug 2013 4:42PM
Think the processing works wonderfully - love this image.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
24 Aug 2013 4:47PM
A very lovely shot, Carole - I don't know how you've achieved this, but it's super - worth all the effort! Wink
Trev Smile
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
24 Aug 2013 5:25PM
Oh my word...first off, GORGEOUS hibiscus. My mum once had one called a 'blue hibiscus' and it was sorta this shade. Maybe tending more to lilac. But the flower was flattish, like a satellite dish.

Your processing has brought out such lovely detail in the leaves too! Lovely work Smile

jaktis 12 84 Sweden
24 Aug 2013 5:50PM
WHat a beautiful hibiscus

24 Aug 2013 6:50PM
Fabulous piece of art
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
24 Aug 2013 7:36PM
Delightful image Carole. Lovely gentle and delicate colours.GrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
24 Aug 2013 8:08PM
Your process has created the most beautiful image....just perfectGrinGrinGrin
25 Aug 2013 5:38AM
Worth an award, lovely.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
25 Aug 2013 9:31AM
Well I ever knew it was a hibiscus... Lovely colour !
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 10:12AM
Stunning Carole...lovely processing
26 Aug 2013 12:34AM
Oooh beautifully presented Smile

senn Plus
5 4 1 Belgium
28 Aug 2013 2:40PM
pure finesse ..
BarbaraR 10 16 1 England
9 Sep 2013 3:47PM
Really attractive work.


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