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The colour purple!

By mandarinkay
This is a tryout for me ... hoping it works. I have cropped the original shot drastically .... changed the colour and background, blurred the back petals slightly, and given the whole image a bit of a sharpen with the actions plugin that Northern Lights kindly sent to me, which I find bloody marvelous personally. Thanks Sandra! I quite like the effect of this ... but do you? please feel free to comment and let me know where I can improve. Thanks for all the comments on my previous uploads and for stopping by! Take care all,

Tags: Gerbera Flower Cropped Purple Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated

Voters: KBan, jeanie, nolongeramember and 28 more

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KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2007 11:12PM
hi Karen, you lost me after you cropped.........Super work
keith Smile
8 Jul 2007 11:17PM
what a gorgeous rich colour, liek keith lost after the crop, heheh but its stunning work, and yes really like the effect.. !!!

Nikki Smile
8 Jul 2007 11:20PM
A real gem, nice one
Blenkinsopp 15 320 4 England
8 Jul 2007 11:35PM
brilliant colour harmony and striking composition
8 Jul 2007 11:50PM
Really nice composition love the colour
Misteree 14 2 Australia
9 Jul 2007 12:25AM
Wonderful digital darkroom work. Lovely image.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
9 Jul 2007 3:57AM
Rich color and just the right amt. of detail!

simont 17 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2007 6:53AM
Stunning result.
The colours and crop look spot on.
firzhugh 16 13 New Zealand
9 Jul 2007 8:27AM
fantastic colours, very nice detail and composition
cantona43 15 928 4 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2007 6:14PM
Stunning image excellent colour detail and crop
jaspernina 14 1.0k Wales
9 Jul 2007 6:33PM
Great capture.

Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2007 7:28PM
Love the rich colours in this, great composition too.

9 Jul 2007 8:46PM
Thanks to all for your great comments .. it is very much apprectiated!
Karen xx
bricurtis Plus
15 2.5k 51 England
9 Jul 2007 9:21PM
Its a very striking image Karen.That BG works well.
I like the blurring effect - I think it is a tad over sharp judging by the halo's on the front petals.
Like it though.
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
9 Jul 2007 9:27PM
Outstanding colour. Lovely macro work.
Dotrob 15 Wales
9 Jul 2007 11:32PM
Fabulous shot.
10 Jul 2007 12:21AM
thanks again for all your encouraging comments ... Brian, thanks for that .... I see your point and it is something I will have to watch for, cheers!
Kim Walton 17 145 30 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 11:10AM
Thats stunning---Agree maybe a little oversharp---but nothing that can`t be fixed.
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
12 Jul 2007 11:53AM
Nicely done Karen,yes a wee bit overdone on the sharpening front but I like the colours & the crop.
Mavis 19 143 2 England
13 Jul 2007 7:19AM
Wonderful colour Karen . Love the crop . Like the understated font . Very classy . xxx
chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2007 6:51AM
just superb
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 18 Wales
14 Jul 2007 10:55AM
Wobnderful detail Karen.Excellent work.
imagio 14 12 1 England
24 Jul 2007 8:22PM
Deserves the RC.

Chriscj 15 96 1 England
26 Jul 2007 12:04PM
Wonderful work Karen.


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