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7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 May 2014 5:15PM
A floral image which works surprisingly well in monochrome Christine..

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
8 May 2014 5:22PM
It works for me, great work,

Ali Grin
JawDborn Plus
6 1.1k 1 England
8 May 2014 6:03PM
Lovely range of tones. Well done!
Coast Plus
9 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
8 May 2014 6:06PM
Black and white is not an obvious choice for many for flower photography. I for one do like a good mono flower shot. It reduces the flower to its shape and textures which colour can often distract from.

You have an interesting composition here with the two daffodil heads placed side by side but one above the other. I really like the texture and shape which you have brought out so well. It lacks sharpness which may be in the image re-sizing for your upload. Always best to sharpen after re-sizing to ensure you have this right. I would also want to play around a little with the conversion using the colour channels to get the best out of the tonal range and add a little bit of oomph to the conversion.

Nonetheless an appealing image. What did you think of "trying out mono"? Do you see some future potential in exploring more black and white flower shots?

8 May 2014 6:16PM
Another stunner.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
8 May 2014 6:43PM
Looks good as a mono.
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
8 May 2014 7:10PM

8 May 2014 7:59PM
Great shot, very nicely done.
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
8 May 2014 8:20PM
It works wonderfully well in mono, Christine.

Very pretty in mono...Kathleen
Superb mono capture. Great tones & textures.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
8 May 2014 9:20PM
You've retained all the detail in the whites and some lovely tones.
Our competition judge last night advices using the gamma slider to add to tonal range.
I've seen some effective tulip images on site - see Dales Lass.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
8 May 2014 10:07PM
Wonderful mono I love black and white and this is no exception GrinGrin
8 May 2014 10:20PM
Great job - very effective!
8 May 2014 10:23PM
Excellent Christine,
Mike_Smith Plus
10 459 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2014 4:14PM
Never seen these in mono before, but it works well
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1986 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 10:48AM
Although we all like to see flowers in colour, there is a lot to be said for flowers in black and white because it brings out shape and texture that we often overlook because we concentrate on the colour. So I've been concentrating on your composition, the crinkly trumpet edges and the petal textures, and your conversion works well for me.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
11 May 2014 5:40PM
What Pamela said is quite true, the B and W bringing out so much more detail and textures.
wow great photos Smile

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