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Dreaming

By EAS
Many of the lilies haven't done well this year, thanks to the constant rainfall but the Martagon Lilies have not only produced some lovely flowers, they have self-seeded and there is the promise of more come another year or two as I spotted little bulblets sprouting single leaves while weeding. Those I grow here range in colour through deep pink down to white. I used a little PS treatment to remove the bg and quite liked the result but V2 is the original.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Martagon Lily Turkscap

Voters: Badgerfred, RonnieAG, morpheus1955 and 51 more

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Comments


17 Aug 2012 10:38AM
2 beautiful images Ann, really like both,
Fred.

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
17 Aug 2012 10:40AM
Lovely lilies to have in your garden, Ann: the original is a fine shot itself but I do like the dreamy sort of look you have applied in V 1.
Very nicely done.
Ronnie.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 10:40AM
Beautiful image Ann, wonderful colours and excellent detail.

Hugh
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 10:44AM
like them both
But V2 for a vote
V2 for me - a lovely treatment to the image
17 Aug 2012 11:34AM
both fine v1 works well

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 11:36AM
Two sumptuous images each so very worthy of many a vote, however I am leaning towards Version II

Regards Nathan
jdinne 14 16 England
17 Aug 2012 12:04PM
Superb images. V1 is a beautiful presentation. Excellent.

John
17 Aug 2012 12:05PM
Beautiful image Ann well captured.
Allen, Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 12:15PM
What a wonderful and beautiful lily Ann, I thought you had turned it upside down...until I saw V2
like what you have done in V1
Lillian
17 Aug 2012 1:08PM
Beautiful images Ann and you have presented them well
Jim
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 1:39PM
They are lovely lilies, I do like the way they hang down and such a lovely colour too.
Carole
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
17 Aug 2012 2:32PM
Two beautiful images, Ann, can't choose a favourite, they both have merits of their own. Carol
Billyray 9 70 3 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 3:28PM
Definately V1 for me Ann, you have done excellent work from the original and I love the result.
Ray
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
17 Aug 2012 3:53PM
Two beautiful images,with great detail
Netta
NeilWigan 7 16 16 England
17 Aug 2012 4:20PM
V2 for me Ann,good colour and detail.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 4:52PM
I get what you are doing with V1 but I like V2 better.
howdog 9 25 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 6:03PM
V1 for me Very nice.
Iain
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
17 Aug 2012 6:17PM
v2 is a lovely image but I do like your presentation in v1, Ann.

Dave
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 7:03PM
v1 is a beautiful dream ann v2 is a belter aswell two crackers nice ones Wink
andy
Herge88 10 40 4 England
17 Aug 2012 7:10PM
Version two for me here I think, its a nice image on its own.

Best Matt
fentiger 16 916 24 England
17 Aug 2012 11:07PM
Beautifully presented floral image.

Albert
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1962 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 11:14PM
I usually like the dreamy effect, Ann, but somehow felt I wanted to see more of those beautiful lilies, and so I am favouring V2, it's a lovely image in its own right.
Ray42 9 3 England
18 Aug 2012 7:41AM
Both work very well - v1
Rach1970 9 14 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2012 10:55AM
A very dreamy feel to this one. Like it Smile
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
18 Aug 2012 11:31AM
Self-seeded! So cool SmileSmile

Such beautiful lilies, Ann, and I love your shot in V2. The background is blurry enough to not get in the way, in my opinion.

V1 has a soft, dreamy feel about it and would look great as a card...but I have to say I prefer V2 Smile

Andrew
18 Aug 2012 11:42PM
Brilliant shot! Delightful flowers. Both options are great.
Regards, Oleg
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 6:25PM
V2 for me Ann - beautiful flowers Smile
Helen
LexEquine 11 19 United States
20 Aug 2012 10:06PM
'Brilliant Macro Floral Gem,' Ann,...with v2 being my preferred Image~~ Smile

~ Peter
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Aug 2012 10:38AM
a wonderfully spotted lily presented with expertise
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 8:10AM
Love the PS treatment of V1. Makes the image dreamy and beautiful. Appropriate title. paul
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
27 Aug 2012 4:08PM
V1 is so beautiful and ethereal but I prefer v2 the natural one for its glorious eyecatching colours
Tibetan 5 3 England
21 Dec 2012 4:24PM
Like both of these shots, and your title to Ann. very fitting, I think I might try taking some flowers having seen yours! but doubt I will do as well, nice, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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