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Purple Gladioli

By JenniCh
A friend bought these for me the other day and they are coming out nicely now, but they are not the easiest flower for photography because they're so long; in fact the individual flowers can make easier subjects.

Was going to leave on a plain white background but then decided to play with a few textures and edging layers.

Tags: Textures Flowers and plants Digital art Gladioli

Voters: nobby1, Rapido57, bricurtis and 24 more

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bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
1 Aug 2012 9:10PM
Lovely image - the bg is very complementary.

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 Aug 2012 9:11PM
Excellent focus and use of texture--
another time perhaps a diagonal commposition would help with the length problem!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
1 Aug 2012 9:18PM
Not easy but you've made a beautiful presentation of this flower, the background works so well.

1 Aug 2012 9:23PM
I like the background in this image and you have captured the flower really well. Well done Smile
1 Aug 2012 9:37PM
Beautiful quality and great detail. The b/g works really well. Jude
1 Aug 2012 9:43PM
Beautiful and well presented
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
2 Aug 2012 11:58AM
JenniCh 12 32 2 England
2 Aug 2012 3:11PM
Thanks for all the C&Cs, as ever your time, comments and votes much appreciated ............ I have taken some diagonally across the image but somehow it doesn't look right or I feel the space top left and bottom right needs something extra to fill that void; mind you I do sometimes have to stop myself 'filling' spaces that don't always need filling; will have to try playing with a diagonal shot and see what happens.

2 Aug 2012 7:16PM
beautiful presentation of this flower
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 7:38PM
Set yourself a challenge Jenni. Well captured and I think in this instance the vertical works, gladioli can look off balance on the diagonal, depending on the placement of the flowers. You might have to move round the flower a fair bit to get it just right! Lovely colours and detail.
2 Aug 2012 10:35PM
That's a beautifully presented capture. Expertly done.
2 Aug 2012 10:47PM
A beautiful presentation,superb work,well done..Lin
Glad you kept as much flower as you did and IMHO the textured background was the way to go. Subtle and effective.

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