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Another Osteospermum

By cattyal  
This was a last minute shot yesterday evening when I realised the light was shining really brightly through a glass panel by the front door. I've put some of my shower curtain across an old frame so stood that in front, put a sheet of white paper on top of a champagne box and plonked the vase on top Smile

Levels were tweaked a bit and the background enlarged as well as the usual borders, resize and USM.

Tags: Vase Flower Pink Flowers and plants Osteosperumum

Voters: Alan_Baseley, katieb, MASTERC and 38 more

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franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
2 May 2006 9:28AM
Nicely composed with lovely detail and colour.


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shane Plus
13 7 United Kingdom
2 May 2006 9:33AM
grerat shot, like the way the vase just fade away

2 May 2006 9:44AM
shows a really good understanding of lighting

very nice shot. like it alot
2 May 2006 9:52AM
did you drink the champagne before or after taking the picture and is there any left for the rest of us Smile))
janehewitt Plus
14 215 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2006 9:55AM
You have champagne boxes?? Very posh! Good use of the available light though Jane
cattyal Plus
12 8.3k 6 England
2 May 2006 10:08AM
Hello everyone - that's a very pleasant surprise to come back here and see all your comments,clicks and the HC - thank you one and all Smile

The champagne is still very much in the box - I have yet to find an excuse to drink it (and the other bottle knocking about)though think I should open it for fear it goes off. I'm told it doesn't last forever but don't quote me on that!

Funnily enough both champagne boxes are invaluable to my photography - they serve as places to prop my backgrounds against and perch plants on when they need lifting up Smile

2 May 2006 10:16AM
simont Plus
13 2.3k 4 England
2 May 2006 10:49AM
Simply fantastic!

2 May 2006 11:04AM
Miriam xx
2 May 2006 11:06AM
You are so clever Alison.
This is a wonderful pic.
Congratulations on the award.
Blenkinsopp Plus
12 320 4 England
2 May 2006 11:27AM
S T U N N I N G !
cattyal Plus
12 8.3k 6 England
2 May 2006 12:51PM
Thank you again everyone - I've just printed this out and it has come up rather well - it can go on my calendar for May Smile

DP_Imagery Plus
13 24 6 Wales
2 May 2006 1:27PM
Have an RC to add to the EC Wink Just beautiful. Bruce.
TessC Plus
12 1 Ireland
2 May 2006 2:11PM
Fantastic and well done with you RC and HC!! Good on you!!
2 May 2006 7:48PM
superb image, simple and eye catching, bet it does look good printed
2 May 2006 9:04PM
Fabulous study, Alison ...

Susie :o)
3 May 2006 12:18AM
fantastic shot - like the red on white bg works well

chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
3 May 2006 1:06AM
Well set up Alison,a very good clear result.Super detail & a good composition.Congratulations on your HC.
cattyal Plus
12 8.3k 6 England
3 May 2006 12:43PM
Thank you again everyone Smile

4 May 2006 3:47AM
Gorgeous! Love the rich colours. Fantastic composition, detail and clarity.

turtle1 13 41 United Kingdom
4 May 2006 11:55AM
This a beautiful shot, Alison, I have certainly missed while I've been off line.

Brilliant work


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