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Ice Queen

By CaroleS
Saw this lone small poppy on the edge of a field in Malta, and I thought it looked a cold colour compared to all the other red ones. That started the train of thought to add a frosted texture and here it is.

ISO 800
1/160 sec
Focal length 90mm

I appreciate all your comments and votes on recent efforts.

My own texture taken earlier in the year and all worked in PS. Carole

Tags: Poppy General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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The frosted background makes it more stunning!

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AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 7:44AM
It works really well Carole!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
13 Jun 2012 7:51AM
Very nice... Did you use the frosty window filter? In FilterForge?
If you don't mind me saying so, the colours shining though could have been brightened up a bit.. With a bit more contrast.
Yes, I would have the patience so please don't take this the wrong way.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 7:51AM
fantastic colours carle wonderful detail and the textured bg makes this a stunner for me nice one Wink
13 Jun 2012 7:56AM
A stunner, wonderful presentation.

Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
13 Jun 2012 7:57AM
Sharp poppy and a great layer, Carole. Lovely presentation.

franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 8:00AM
Beautiful work Carole.

13 Jun 2012 8:01AM
Beautiful in every way
last year I had loads of this colour at the allotment ... but I kept alot of the seeds to eat ...
seems too many as they dont seem to be growing this year ..Sad
13 Jun 2012 8:03AM
Love the background, makes this picture go from good to stunning!! Love it.
13 Jun 2012 8:04AM
Lovely piece of art.........WinkWinkWink
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 8:10AM
Thank you all and also to you Ken for your User Award.

Annette, all worked in Photoshop, my own textures too.
13 Jun 2012 8:17AM
Super piece of processing Carole. Moira
TerryMcK Plus
9 72 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 8:40AM
A very appealing, neatly-presented image & justly deserving the Awards.
8 10 10 England
13 Jun 2012 8:41AM
Love the processing Carole.Smile
MandyD Plus
9 16,777.2k 1 England
13 Jun 2012 8:45AM
Gorgeous image, lovely work!
jdinne 14 16 England
13 Jun 2012 8:46AM
Wonderful colours and that texture is excellent. Beautifully presented.

JenniCh Plus
12 32 2 England
13 Jun 2012 8:50AM
This is an absolutely gorgeous image, Carole, I love the texture and the way you've processed and presented it is superb ................ Jenni
EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
13 Jun 2012 9:03AM

BarbaraR Plus
11 17 1 England
13 Jun 2012 9:24AM
Wonderful, Many Congrats Carole.

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
13 Jun 2012 9:28AM
A beautiful image - congratulations Carole.
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 10:15AM
Gorgeous! Love that it looks like it's frozen Smile
gingerdelight Plus
11 298 11 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 10:16AM
Stunningly beautiful, that texture is just superb!
13 Jun 2012 10:20AM
excellent to well worked a fine idea well thought through and executed superb result a wee winner all awards well deseved soWink

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
13 Jun 2012 10:22AM
As Barbara says, beautiful in every way!
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
13 Jun 2012 11:22AM
A fantastic presentation, Carole. Carol
13 Jun 2012 11:43AM
WOW This is outstanding
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
13 Jun 2012 12:00PM
Stunning and excellent use of the ice texture Carole.


Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 12:10PM
13 Jun 2012 12:35PM
Simply stunning...Wink
mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
13 Jun 2012 1:18PM
Another fine shot Carole.
But I fear there is a bit of plagiarism going on here.
I married the original Ice Queen with a cold and frosty texture !!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Jun 2012 2:18PM
It does look cold and frosty-- a lovely manipulation!
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
13 Jun 2012 3:51PM
Beautiful shot of this poppy to begin with, Carole, but your processing has taken it to a new level...


Niknut Plus
7 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 4:40PM
Stunning shot !!!.....wonderful quality & colours !!!
13 Jun 2012 4:43PM
Gorgeous, great colours and detail.
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
13 Jun 2012 4:53PM
Great work Carole. A lovely shot.
13 Jun 2012 5:49PM
Such beautiful work carole,well done..Lin
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 5:50PM
13 Jun 2012 5:52PM
13 Jun 2012 7:06PM
A super piece of work here Carole, wonderfully processed and presented.

John Smile
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 8:17PM
Cracking title, for a cracking image

pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1984 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 8:23PM
An outstanding image, borne out by all the awards.
jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
13 Jun 2012 8:43PM
A cracking presentation

Mike_Smith Plus
10 458 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 9:10PM
Wow this is a stunning piece of work
Absolutely fantastic Carole, love the processing on this Smile

sable Plus
9 9 7 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 10:14PM
Absolutely stunning and Congratulations on all the awards it has received I have received the Guest Editors Award too so I am absolutely chuffed - Elizabeth xx
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 10:37PM
Such an outstanding image Carole
and so deserving those awards
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 10:39PM
A work of Art. Worthy of all those awards.
goso Plus
11 2 1 Australia
14 Jun 2012 9:15AM
Immaculate detail Carole - first class work ...Bill
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
14 Jun 2012 10:55AM
SUPERB: what a delightful presentation, Carole.
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
14 Jun 2012 12:24PM
Clever You Carole. That is superb.
Briwooly Plus
12 452 5 England
14 Jun 2012 2:20PM
Stunning work Carole worthy of the array of awards

14 Jun 2012 7:51PM
A very good presentation,to a beautiful image.
14 Jun 2012 11:43PM
Top class creation - a real masterpiece - Excellent

Regards, Daniel
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
15 Jun 2012 7:49AM
A truly beautiful image.

An amazing image, beautiful colours and tones.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
15 Jun 2012 11:41PM
Well deserved awards Carol.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
16 Jun 2012 3:41PM
A beautiful capture, Carole, and excellently presented, too, well deserving of all those awards Wink
Trev Smile
What a stunning shot Carole, fantastic colour and detail Grin
Love this stunning Lisa: Grin
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 4:41PM
The textured layer works amazingly well with the poppy - well deserved awards Carole - Helen
17 Jun 2012 6:02PM
'Superlative {5 STARs *****} Macro Floral!!' ~ Peter
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 7:11PM
Excellent work Carole and well deserving of all the awards. Congrats on the GEA especially.
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
23 Jun 2012 10:33PM
A beautiful piece of floral art, congratulations on another GEA

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