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Osteo Quartet

By pamelajean
Firstly, I have to thank Lillian for her User Award on my "Love In Idleness".

A little more subtle than my last two bright offerings, here are some pink osteospermums, also known as African Daisies, South African Daisies, Cape Daisies and Blue-Eyed Daisies.
They obviousy belong in the daisy family, and the name is derived from the Greek “osteon” (bone), and the Latin “spermum” (seed).
Thankyou for your continued support for this flower series.

I want to say a public thankyou to Jasmine (xwang) for recognizing the problem I have been encountering with "banding" on my gradient backgrounds. She kindly found someone who provided me with a simple solution and I am very grateful. Thanks, Jasmine.

PS: I should have mentioned that I only had this helpful information a few days ago and therefore still have some flower pictures that show the banding, and this is one of them.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Asteraceae Jucundum var compactum Calenduleae

Voters: graceland, gazlowe, Badgerfred and 86 more

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franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 5:05PM
Beautiful work Pamela.


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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
2 Jul 2012 5:12PM
This is stunning, Pamela, a wonderful range of colours and a fine background. Carol
NaturesHaven 8 283 6 England
2 Jul 2012 5:19PM
This sparkles......great colours and good lighting............GrinGrin
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
2 Jul 2012 5:23PM
cabbie Plus
13 31 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 5:24PM
Yet again excellent work your floral images take some beating Pamela

fentiger 19 920 24 England
2 Jul 2012 5:48PM
You have created a simply beautiful image Pamela.

RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
2 Jul 2012 5:59PM
A beautiful arrangement of the flowers, and so beautifully captured and presented, Pamela..
2 Jul 2012 6:22PM
Gorgeous Pam, just gorgeous.

John Smile
Paree 15 616 3
2 Jul 2012 7:09PM
so very lovely once again,

this is a beautiful image,

and i am happy to give (and be able to give )

you my award, it is shared with your previous beauty as well Wink Wink Wink


snappersue 11 11 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 7:19PM
Beautiful as always. Love how you do your backgrounds. Obviously not using PS7 lol. Really vibrant colours. Sue
Brilane 13 5 12 Wales
2 Jul 2012 7:51PM
Beautiful colour and definition.
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
2 Jul 2012 7:58PM
Just beautiful!

ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
2 Jul 2012 8:12PM
My word, Pamela, if this doesn't cheer anyone up, I don't know what will...

...simply outstanding...

bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
2 Jul 2012 8:16PM
The flowers are well arranged and beautifully detailed Pamela.
Saw your footnote re banding. Whatever you did has not worked here - very strong banding running diagonally from the top LH corner Very noticeable in normal and large.
Mavis 18 143 2 England
2 Jul 2012 8:50PM
Wow Pamela . Another delicate Beauty. I love these Cape Dasies !WinkWink Hard work trying to spell the big name Wink Love your backgrounds . Think I shall have to have some tuition ? xx
helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 9:12PM
Beautiful presentation Pamela SmileSmile
Snapitt 11
2 Jul 2012 9:27PM
Simply gorgeous Pamela. Beautiful detail and colours. Well done,

Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
2 Jul 2012 9:46PM
An exquisite floral arrangement Pamela, what a gorgeous array of colours and so expertly presented
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
2 Jul 2012 10:06PM
Beautiful detail and colour with great presentation
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 10:08PM
GOSH how do you get these so pin sharp and so 3D they are amazing

mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
2 Jul 2012 11:43PM
Gorgeous colours Pamela.
Would not have know about this banding.
Would have just thought it was part of the BG !!
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
3 Jul 2012 6:30AM
A superb presentation

PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 7:07AM
Your really producing some very creative background to the images Pamela. Great -love it. Paul
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 8:42AM
A lovely image, well composed and your chosen background just right picking up the tones of the flowers. I have ditched many efforts because of the banding, just thought it was me. Although your image shows slight banding it certainly does not distract from those beautiful osteos.
SlowSong Plus
11 9.0k 30 England
3 Jul 2012 8:55AM
So clear and beautifully raised from the b/g. I never noticed the banding until you mentioned it and it certainly doesn't detract.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
3 Jul 2012 12:02PM
I've noticed a slight banding like this on some of mine - usually where there's a plain blue sky. the only method I've found is to go over it with the Healing Brush tool, but it can finish up looking just as bad or worse!
Anyway, this looks good to me, Pamela, banding of no banding, the subject is very beautiful, like it Wink
Trev Smile
Gerryrys 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 3:20PM
Great presentation.

Ray42 12 3 England
3 Jul 2012 3:48PM
A corker Pamela - congratulations on the three UA's
Herge88 Plus
13 40 6 England
3 Jul 2012 5:06PM
A stunning image here Pamela, beautifully lit.

Best Matt
Freila 9 107
3 Jul 2012 11:06PM
Amazing ..... I have just had a look at you PF Out Standing.
Great work
3 Jul 2012 11:48PM
A superb presentation Pam,beautiful work..Lin
canonfan 10 7 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 12:47AM
Outstanding image and well worthy of the UAs
posty57 12 6 2 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 4:28AM
The lighting is stunning Pam, and your focusing techniques are superb.

Tibetan 8 3 England
4 Jul 2012 4:29AM
Hi, I'm new here so please bear with me! I like the banding as I think it adds to the photo, never have I seen such outstanding flower shots that's for sure! Brilliant Gallery lovely photo's, and thank you for your comment! from you; seeing what you do it means a lot to me, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
milky Plus
16 5 Wales
4 Jul 2012 2:59PM
Beautiful colour & lighting brilliant----Gary(milky)
Niknut Plus
10 2.6k 82 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 8:59PM
Ooooo....incredible image !!.....amazing quality in this beauty !!!!
5 Jul 2012 9:16PM

Stunning work done to a very high standard outstanding.....

xwang 11 56 8
6 Jul 2012 5:57PM
A superb image, excellent detail, beautiful colour and light.. It is just really,really beautifulGrin.. Great work.
Sorry,Pamela. I'm late. Thank you for your "Thanks", it's not a big deal, you've been helping me along since I started. I am the one who shoud be thanking you! Wink
annettep38 9 219 42 Germany
6 Jul 2012 8:13PM
floral perfection Smile
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2012 5:40PM
What can I say Pamela?
exceptional ...again! so beautifully captured and presented
love the colours
Wendyp 8 4 England
9 Jul 2012 5:38PM
You have a very beautiful gallery with stunning pictures.

evelen 15 5 England
9 Jul 2012 6:24PM
wonderful image your flowers are very beautiful.
29 Jul 2012 4:47PM
Once again, I see that just amazing works there are in your outstanding gallery!Smile Bravo!!!
Regards, Valery
12 Jan 2013 10:11AM
Wow! amazing detail, love it x

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