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**For Sandra**

By dianah
This is for Sandra of Sandrish fame. She said to me there going to be a manipulation? Well there wasn't as I had tried and it was quite difficult. Sat and worked on it last night and came up with 2 ..this is very soft and delicate ,the other is quite different!
So this is dedicated to you Sandra..the next one might be dedicated to Luis for his bathroom..I expect he will know what I mean!
It is pouring with rain and can't see beyond the garden..ephotozine is a very cheery place to be at the moment.

Tags: Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated

Voters: GrahamBaines, Topo, Rock and 65 more

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GrahamBaines 10 39 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 1:01PM
Simply Stunning!!


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Topo 10 England
25 Jul 2007 1:07PM
This one is really beautiful, think it is my favorite, as you can see where it started - I can appreciate the amount of work involved - I love the way this one graduates from the petals outside to eternity in the centre - excellent work - looking forward to tomorrows !
adrian2208 14 254 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 1:13PM
am i right in thinking this is a manipulation of yesterdays stunning shot Dianah, i still cant work out how to do it lol
got to agree with the others great job
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
25 Jul 2007 1:18PM
Another special !

Do you use PSP ?

magnus 13 661 5 United Arab Emirates
25 Jul 2007 1:20PM
It's gorgeous
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
25 Jul 2007 1:23PM
I agree with everybody else here, superb manipulations

25 Jul 2007 1:37PM
Excellent work, Love the colours and the petals at the bottom of the image.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
25 Jul 2007 1:40PM
A very beautiful manipulation-- I like the remaining petals in the botom of the frame, giving it some weight--

As to the spider-- the crab spider oftenmimics the color of whatever plant it is on---partof his disguise--- I did not see the spider until it wason my desk top!

Arty 14 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 1:48PM
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
25 Jul 2007 1:55PM
Outstanding! This is simply stunning!
25 Jul 2007 1:56PM
love the pretty patterns & colours
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 2:05PM
Simple superb!

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
25 Jul 2007 2:09PM
Lovely work.
AlanBW 12 20 England
25 Jul 2007 2:12PM
Fantastic manipulation again Di
Nettles 10 England
25 Jul 2007 2:18PM
Looks like a lot of hard work has been put in here.
Good manipulation, cheery.
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
25 Jul 2007 2:32PM
Classic, very well done.
25 Jul 2007 2:33PM
Excellent work Di,
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 3:30PM
Interesting to compare this with yesterday's, as that looks like being the original. You've kept (and enhanced) the lovely soft, luminous effect of the petals, and the fresh, crisp texture. Lovely image.
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 3:33PM
Your manipulations always leave me wondering just how in the heck you do it Dianah. What I really like about this one is you have kept some petals at the bottom of the frame which I feel weights the image.
Barbaraj 11 450 England
25 Jul 2007 4:06PM
colourful and good to see where it started from.
25 Jul 2007 4:26PM
Beautiful work.

sandrish 14 36 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 4:34PM
Well I have never had anything dedicated to me so thank you very much Dianah! I am sure everyone agrees that your manipulations are fantastic and unique including this one. I feel it could be used in an advert for Turkish Delight.

The manipulations are especially beautiful after viewing the flower they originate from.

ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 5:15PM
another lovly image Di, great patterns and colours,
casson 11 3 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 5:21PM
Lovely shot and your manipulations are simply amazing
piccy 11 8 Wales
25 Jul 2007 5:34PM
I like it that you can still make out the petals. Nice work.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
25 Jul 2007 5:38PM
YAY!!! I get to #30!!!

Well deserved as it sounds like a LOT of work went into this - - and the result is stunning Smile


Fran x
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
25 Jul 2007 7:07PM
Lovely intricate manipulation, you do these so well.
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
25 Jul 2007 7:19PM
A great manipulation . Looks as if you have had a session curling straws !! xxx
rmr 10 1 Wales
25 Jul 2007 7:47PM
another mesmorising piece of art work . well done dianah
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
25 Jul 2007 8:05PM
Beautiful colors in this...can't wait to see the other version.
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
25 Jul 2007 8:57PM
Well worth all the work. It is a beautiful image Di.
crimp 11 England
25 Jul 2007 9:13PM
Beautiful colour.
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
25 Jul 2007 9:32PM
Marvellous - as usual!
Took me a while to figure out that the spider isn't in this image... Wink

jaspernina 11 1.0k Wales
25 Jul 2007 9:39PM
Another great creation, well done.

25 Jul 2007 10:16PM
Very soft and subtle. Excellent.
Pegon 12 78 1 England
25 Jul 2007 10:50PM
Beautiful work.
25 Jul 2007 11:07PM
it has all been said and I have to agree with every word .. absolutely wonderful and I too would love to know how you do these ... what program do you use? Well done indeed for an oustaning image! most impressive! Click*
sparklep 11 146 1
25 Jul 2007 11:19PM
This is another really lovley picture.
25 Jul 2007 11:45PM
Invites you to dive in the centre, nice work
chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 4:28AM
curly swirly yummy Smile
brayzo 11 England
26 Jul 2007 11:51AM

panda 13 5 1 England
26 Jul 2007 3:29PM
Superb manipulation, wonderful colours, love it.

KKmoments 11 12 1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2007 12:28PM
Beautiful abstract Di ..... i love the soft tones in this and the whole image makes me think of elegance... great work. Karen
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2007 12:56PM
Beautiful detail within those circles and I like the lack of symmetry above and below.

Paree 13 616 3
28 Jul 2007 9:16PM
happy to be 60,
just got back from my holls and these beautiful images are very welcome once again stunning work
Dotrob 12 Wales
1 Aug 2007 4:00PM
Can't stop clicking, you have such a great portfolio.
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2007 6:18PM
Beautiful is the word that comes immediately to mind. Thanks. John Smile

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