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You decide whether or not this works... The background may be distracting but was deliberate (a highly gaussian-blurred layer of now-unrecognisable crocuses), and the filters I used may not appeal... But I kind of liked the soft feel to this. If it bombs, it bombs Smile

Thank you for taking the time to look, at least!

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:Canon 100mm Macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Spring in a Test Tube
Username:Possum Possum
Uploaded:21 Feb 2008 - 11:01 PM
Tags:Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Filters, Flowers & plants, Galanthus nivalis, Layers, Snowdrops, Test tube
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Votes:82
Voters:graeme34 · Cabit · Pete · Gary_Williams · bunbeam · C_Daniels · AndrewAlbert · Sylviwhalley · Bob_V · Bodiewil · User_Removed · BlueRoom · DolphinLady · phil_j · AnneWorner · CarolG · Rogerex · chuckspics · Take-a-View · LisaRose · chrissd · paulb20 · TanyaBright · jacquienewsham · taggart · ChristineL · cattyal · KBan · GalleryGirl · photophantom · jaktis · franken · geniehawk · Chriscj · Chant57 · luxaeternam · lonely_oryx · angej · KJackson · pmorgan · Buffalo_Tom · Joline · cheesey · Cormy · didgpix · Grim1 · Maddie · NevP · akh · itinerario · Hop-A-Long · Kool_Kat · janehewitt · lifesnapper · backbeat · stevenb · climbing_orchid · exposure · SueTurner · VintageRed · rogerbryan · BrillacFr · helenlinda · thorn · Lilac · John Giddings · ChiliMan · JohnH37 · viscostatic · TyChee · brownsilent · KKmoments · PLCimagery · microchip · StephenBrighton · bigheart. · Glostopcat · Blenkinsopp · ann_g · User_Removed · Angi_Wallace · apples18 ·
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graeme34
graeme34  8 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2008 - 11:02 PM

This is beautifully done

Graeme

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Cabit
Cabit  8104 forum posts England
21 Feb 2008 - 11:11 PM

Superb image, nice work.
Dave

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2008 - 11:20 PM

beautiful, love it
bunSmile

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AndrewAlbert
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21 Feb 2008 - 11:33 PM

Really like it

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley Plus Member 8105 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2008 - 11:37 PM

love this. I likethe soft colours and background.
Sylvia

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2008 - 11:38 PM

What a beautiful image Allie.
Bob

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Bodiewil Plus Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
21 Feb 2008 - 11:43 PM

So clean and beautiful Allie

Dave

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom Plus Member 973 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2008 - 12:00 AM

If this bombs it certainly won't be your fault, this is completely gorgeous. All the elegance of nature with the freshness of original of art.

Eric

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DolphinLady
22 Feb 2008 - 12:17 AM

Absolutely fantastic.
I so love what you have done here, so delicate.
A work of art.
Hilary

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phil_j
phil_j  9133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2008 - 12:51 AM

Works beautifully, a sublime image.

phil

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AnneWorner
22 Feb 2008 - 1:02 AM

I think the background works quite well with this. I think this is superb - absolutely exquisite! Love the comp with the vase partway out of the frame.
Anne

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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2008 - 1:29 AM

Everything about this is perfect, Allie, a wonderful soft and dreamy image. Carol

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Rogerex
Rogerex  931 forum posts Australia12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2008 - 2:49 AM

Although your background's origin is unrecognizable, it is perfect for this, adding nicely to the overall soft effect.
Roger

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chuckspics
22 Feb 2008 - 3:40 AM

experimenting with the shots is great , 10 clicks

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LisaRose
LisaRose  8172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2008 - 5:12 AM

Allie, I think this is gorgeous, and I agree with Eric's comment.

Lisa

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TanyaBright
22 Feb 2008 - 7:30 AM

Soft, pretty and beautifully composed. A winner for sure, Allie.
Tanya

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22 Feb 2008 - 7:57 AM

Sets a mood, contemplative, , maybe, or just part of the ambiance-- feels good!

Jennnn

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GalleryGirl
22 Feb 2008 - 8:34 AM

It's lovely! Great looking image.
Marilyn x

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photophantom
22 Feb 2008 - 8:35 AM

Possum,

I love your abstracts. Even the arrangements of your flowers portrait an abstract form and the superb blends of colors are distinctive.

Well done.

PhotoPhantom,

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22 Feb 2008 - 9:34 AM

This is really wonderful!!

regards
Ken

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geniehawk
geniehawk  8181 forum posts England
22 Feb 2008 - 9:54 AM

Loved it as soon as I saw the thumbnail. Delicious!

Jeannie.

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luxaeternam
22 Feb 2008 - 10:30 AM

I like this. It has a painted feel to it.
Smile Lucy

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lonely_oryx
22 Feb 2008 - 10:34 AM

The treatment is super

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pmorgan
pmorgan  8217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2008 - 11:56 AM

Works extremely well!

Rgds
Paul

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Buffalo_Tom
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22 Feb 2008 - 12:10 PM

Lovely and soft,works for me Allie.
Tom.

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Joline
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22 Feb 2008 - 12:26 PM

Not only does it work, it is magnificent! Everything about it goes together perfectly.

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
22 Feb 2008 - 1:20 PM

So delicately beautiful Allie.
Cheers
Alan

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22 Feb 2008 - 1:28 PM

It works brilliantly for me, beautiful image and so interesting.
Les

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Grim1
Grim1  849 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Feb 2008 - 1:54 PM

Looks good to me!

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Hop-A-Long
22 Feb 2008 - 4:16 PM

Lovely image. I think it works a treat.
Andy

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22 Feb 2008 - 6:01 PM

I can imagine this picture on a wall in any ones home Allie. This is just SOOOOOO Pro'

John Smile

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backbeat  9134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2008 - 7:16 PM

its not bombing allie!

a beautiful image

phil

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climbing_orchid
22 Feb 2008 - 9:05 PM

I think it is a beautiful shot - stunning

Liz x

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22 Feb 2008 - 9:55 PM

Beautiful treatment d.o.f. light snowdrop detail and composition.
Pauline

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SueTurner
SueTurner  1081 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2008 - 10:14 PM

this would make a lovely print or greetings card
I like the softness of this, very delicate as well

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BrillacFr
BrillacFr  7
23 Feb 2008 - 6:41 AM

It certainly doesn't 'bomb' for me nor obviously for the other 61 voters!!! Absoloutly beautiful image!
Charlotte

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Possum
Possum  8148 forum posts England
23 Feb 2008 - 6:58 AM

Wow, I'm thoroughly bowled over by your positive response to this; thank you all so much. I think it's safe to say that it didn't bomb Smile

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23 Feb 2008 - 7:59 AM

Beautiful shot
I love the softness and the tones. I like the flowers off centre too
Helen

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thorn
thorn  11124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2008 - 5:06 PM

Hi Allie,
It's an absolute dream,love the colour and tones in the bg,suits the snowdrops down to the ground just like a winters day and gives an amazing 3d impression.take care,AnnSmile

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Lilac
Lilac  833 forum posts England
23 Feb 2008 - 9:17 PM

Beautiful delicate shot

Susan

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Possum
Possum  8148 forum posts England
23 Feb 2008 - 9:51 PM

Jeannie,
Thank you so much for the award, it's totally made my day Smile

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24 Feb 2008 - 3:57 PM

I like your approach - if it bombs, it bombs Wink

This, however, so doesn't. I love the background, Possum, and the vasey type thing!

A Smile

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JohnH37  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2008 - 9:13 PM

Beautiful.
-John

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viscostatic
24 Feb 2008 - 9:50 PM

A beautiful dreamy image.

Phil.

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25 Feb 2008 - 12:25 AM

Beautiful image!
Ty

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25 Feb 2008 - 10:01 PM

A spring time breeze, fresh and soft.
Jo

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KKmoments
KKmoments  9 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 - 11:02 PM

This is really different... nice soft image and would look really good on a greetings card... Karen Smile

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27 Feb 2008 - 9:56 PM

BEAUTIFUL!

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1 Mar 2008 - 7:48 PM

So beautiful and delicate and so expertly presented

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ann_g
ann_g  11 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 - 10:02 PM

Missed a few here, this is stunning

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