By Possum  
Another experiment with tonemapping - will upload one of the original exposures as V2. This was 4 exposures combined using Photomatix.
You'll either love or hate the result Smile

Thanks for looking in.

Tags: Flowers Flora Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Tonemapping Astrantia major coccinea

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Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
30 Jun 2008 11:01PM
A first class image Allie, the result you've achieved is most pleasing and eyecatching

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30 Jun 2008 11:29PM
superb, love the background
KKmoments Plus
10 12 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2008 11:47PM
These are beautiful flowers and must admit I like #1 its 'bolder' and really stands out... the tone mapping seems to be working a treat.... well done you for trying something different, always a pleasure to see something 'out of the ordainary' so keep 'em coming.
Karen Smile
exposure Plus
12 4.0k England
30 Jun 2008 11:47PM
Beautiful Allie lovely detail and effect.
30 Jun 2008 11:47PM
grat images,well done.
1 Jul 2008 12:38AM
2 great images love them both well captured
Rogerex Plus
10 32 12 Australia
1 Jul 2008 12:41AM
An excellent result from this interesting technique.
BlueRoom Plus
10 73 20 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 12:45AM
Tremendous energy for a flower shot. This fairly explodes out of that rich background.

1 Jul 2008 12:51AM
kept switching back and forth, finally deciede on one of the pictures, ?????? Chuck
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
1 Jul 2008 1:19AM
Reminds me of a may day bouquet, lovely work!
J ennn
Bob_V Plus
9 1 2 United States
1 Jul 2008 2:47AM
V1 all the way, such lovely color in this beautiful image.
1 Jul 2008 3:22AM
Lovely shot and the technique works well with this image, although I think I prefer V2 as it looks more delicate.
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
1 Jul 2008 6:05AM
Beautiful presentation

nice tight crop.
Smile Lucy
1 Jul 2008 8:50AM
Beautiful Allie,prefer No.2.
1 Jul 2008 10:16AM
Such a lovely composition Allie & well done for what you have achieved.
I love the colour of the flower in V1, but prefer the background of V2.
Oh *** I'm awkward aren't I ???
akh Plus
12 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 3:27PM
Really like the contrasting colours in this shot. Number 1 is my choice.
graceland Plus
12 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 3:48PM
Number 1 / 4 me 2
sunshot Plus
12 24 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 4:27PM

Quote:Beautiful Allie lovely detail and effect.

both superb allie, nicely done

LisaRose Plus
10 172 4 United States
1 Jul 2008 6:47PM
I think this works really well Allie, I like richer colors and contrast so for me this really works beautifully.

dianah Plus
10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 7:14PM
Fabulous Allie..I love the darker shades of version 1 and the contrasting background works so well.
1 Jul 2008 7:45PM
V1 4me Allie. And this IS gorgeous.

John Smile
backbeat Plus
10 134 1 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 10:27PM
the blue background works so well.. an image with loads of impact

franfoto Plus
9 2 32 England
1 Jul 2008 10:46PM
Version 1 is definitely more striking.
1 Jul 2008 10:56PM
Aw, Allie, this is really wonderful,
Cabit Plus
9 104 England
1 Jul 2008 11:39PM
Stunning, can't split them.
2 Jul 2008 8:32AM
Two gorgeous shots, like the pink against the blue background
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 8:26PM
What lovely colours and such quality in the texture.

3 Jul 2008 9:11PM
Colour perfection!
4 Jul 2008 5:57AM

Quote:Two gorgeous shots, like the pink against the blue background



JohnH37 10 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 10:49AM
Like how the flower glows with energy.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
16 Jul 2008 5:29PM
HDR adds a lovely depth to the image.Excellent Allie.

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