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Lovely - I really like green/cream pictures.

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18 Jun 2012 8:43AM
Simply beautiful
vickyf Plus
12 8 8 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 8:44AM
Beautiful. Super composition & dof.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
18 Jun 2012 8:59AM
Very nice close-up shot, Ann: just the sort of thing you can go back to time and again and record it's progress to full bloom and even after, as the seed head can make an excellent study in itself.
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 9:07AM
I like the way it is being "guarded", by the two OOF ones

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1847 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 9:17AM
I was seeing the same effect as Tom above, two attendants in the background. Three together always seem to work, though I'd like to see the whole of the right-hand bud.
fentiger Plus
16 916 24 England
18 Jun 2012 9:21AM
Quite an attractive image, like Moira I would have preferred to see the whole of the RH bud.

teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
18 Jun 2012 9:31AM
Love it just as it is, Ann. Excellent detail, textures and delicate colours and lovely softly blurred bg tones - great exercise in focusing. You are really getting the best out of the Leica Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 9:33AM

Quote:Quite an attractive image, like Moira I would have preferred to see the whole of the RH bud.


yes totally agree I realise the rule of 3 so left them all in but I was after one that being central, It was a decision to clone or not to cloneWink
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
18 Jun 2012 11:26AM
Hi Ann, love the composition and defocused background! I am not sure if you have tried this following method of sharpening, it is great for buildings landscapes and busy photographs to bring out fine detail, try it.
Open the photo in Photoshop! Duplicate the layer. Go to unsharp mask and put in amount 300% radius 0.8 threshold 1 level, click OK, you are not finished.
Select Edit, fade unsharp mask, and set the mode to darken, click OK.
Then reselect unsharp mask and this time put in amount 200%, radius 0.3 threshold 3 levels, click OK now click on the eye to see how this is excellent for these subjects, it is time consuming but the end result is worth it..


achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
18 Jun 2012 12:31PM
The version after the sharpening is better Ann, glad you tried it.


taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Jun 2012 1:05PM
Wonderful shapes togged here
So well done! great focus!
mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
18 Jun 2012 2:43PM
Yes Ann,looks better after a bit of sharpening.
Good shot.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
18 Jun 2012 2:45PM
Well worked, Ann, good advice from Trev, too. Carol
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 4:37PM
Another good shot Ann sorry but I prefer the V1 as slightly softer effect
and good colour in the greens
Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
18 Jun 2012 4:55PM
Some great close detail in these Ann, nice one.

Best Matt
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
18 Jun 2012 5:04PM
Lovley capture, Ann, and I go for V1, with the brighter central bud Wink
Trev Smile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
18 Jun 2012 5:09PM
Bit confused on this Ann, V1 is coming up as the original and not the one that has been sharpened?


Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
18 Jun 2012 7:38PM
Two excellent images Ann. Not sure which I prefer. 1/2 vote to each !!Grin
8 10 10 England
18 Jun 2012 9:00PM
Lovely detail in the main flower Ann.
Suehh Plus
10 39 6 England
18 Jun 2012 10:09PM
V1 - lovely!
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 10:25AM
Excellent composition.
19 Jun 2012 11:13AM
Just about to burst into full bloom, V1 for me Ann.

pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 2:11PM
thanks everybody
19 Jun 2012 6:04PM
Love the D.O.F. in this image. Sylvia
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
25 Jun 2012 6:40PM
Top quality macrowork Ann, you are definitely putting that new lens of yours to good use

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