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Orange Drops

By RubberBullets
Well these are still the most interesting plant in the garden, and still the only thing worth uploading.

The problem with these flowers is that they are too big, and too close the their leaves to get them all in focus and keep a nice smooth background.

What I have done here is to take one image at f14 and another at f1.4 and taken the smooth background and put it on the sharp flower. It is basically focus stacking for the terminally lazy!

I hope you think that it was worth it.

Tim

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: jonny_greentree, X_Pose, jdenman and 41 more

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Comments


jdenman 13 19 5 Spain
11 Jul 2008 2:58PM
What a cracking shot !
John
janty66 14 3 England
11 Jul 2008 3:07PM
lovely shot, love the droplets..
challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
11 Jul 2008 3:11PM
Stunning work!
Scaramanga 13 60 6 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 3:21PM
Beautiful image, the colours are fantastic. Really like the raindrops, the weather is great in my opinion.
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
11 Jul 2008 3:28PM
Superb detail
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
11 Jul 2008 4:16PM
What a beautiful capture, such great detail and color.
Bob
Silverzone 13 2 England
11 Jul 2008 4:19PM
End result is very satisfying. Sylvia
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 4:27PM
i love shots like this with dropplets on, nicely captured
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 5:56PM
A beautiful lily image..the droplets are beautiful.
Di
11 Jul 2008 6:34PM
Looks good and clever to me!Nice shot,Know what you mean with these large flowers,Thanks for clicks on mine Tim,David
rmr 14 1 Wales
11 Jul 2008 6:56PM
super colours and detail
mark
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 7:09PM
wish I knew how to do what you have just described that you have done (follow that heheh) superb pic great crop love the b/g and of course the water droplets
RubberBullets 19 1 6 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 7:24PM
Thanks for all the kind comments Smile

At its simplest Ann just take 2 photos with the different settings (needs to be on a tripod really) and open them both in PS.

Drag the sharp image over onto the other one and it will create a new layer. With this layer selected simply use the eraser tool to rub out the background of the top layer. This will reveal the nicely blurred background from the other image.

Tim
11 Jul 2008 7:46PM
Great picture, color and detail. Like the process you used,
Chris
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
11 Jul 2008 9:31PM
Lovely sharp details. Well composed. The PP works well.
Dennis
whiteswan01 13 13 England
11 Jul 2008 11:29PM
excellent nice colour and detail
bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 11:55PM
beautiful, love the details and the raindrops
bunSmile
Angi_Wallace 13 310 11 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2008 12:42AM
A well deserved RC. Angi
malarszk 15 25 1 Scotland
12 Jul 2008 11:02AM
Subtle image with lots of quality...I've looked at ours and thought 'No'..time to look again
roger
Herge88 Plus
14 40 6 England
12 Jul 2008 11:58AM
Lovely colours and detail in the droplets.

Best Matt
phil_j 15 134 4 England
12 Jul 2008 12:17PM
Cracking Detail, super colours. Nice one Tim.

Phil
fossilized 16 79 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2008 7:47PM
Not easy to catch these, as you say, the background works really well.
Jean
FoxChick 13 1 United States
3 Aug 2008 11:24PM
Nice colour and contrast

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