My First Snowdrops...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...I drove across the country to Fife on the east coast with the idea in my head to get some close views of these little flowers with some nice out of focus bokeh in the background.
A few hours later a sore back, dirty knees and mucky boots, I wasn't convinced.
I ended up manipulating this image with another I had taken some time ago, both with the same lens, as it turns out.
It seems my PhotoShop skills are better than my flower photography.

Tags: Scotland Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Fife Landscape and travel

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4 Feb 2012 8:08AM
Well worth it. AWESOME.

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Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 149 England
4 Feb 2012 9:11AM
Nicely done. Snowdrops, snowflakes and primroses out down her (London) - waiting for them to disappear under snow later!!

mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1693 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2012 9:12AM
Enchanting, particularly the light and bokeh combined. And a beautiful crop too, it gives an airy, spacious feel.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2012 9:45AM
A lovely little composition, Dougie, nicely balanced.
I suppose the technique is the digital equivalent of a slide sandwich; I could never do those either Wink
Bill it's the same principle from way back in the days of Aldis projectors and black masking tape. Two transparencies laid one atop the other, and voila a sandwich slide which we now call a merge and manipulation. It was all being done 60 or more years ago.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
4 Feb 2012 10:36AM
Well isolated Dougie good Boken too
Regards Richard
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
4 Feb 2012 11:48AM
I always feel a bit more cheery when I see these first spring bulbs appearing and with what you have done here, Dougie, you have produced a heart warming image.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2012 1:56PM
good result tho DougieWink
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2012 2:31PM
Nice result Dougie. Like the Bokeh.
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
4 Feb 2012 2:33PM
-25C this morning but no snowdrops, well captured

Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
4 Feb 2012 2:57PM
This is lovely, no matter how it was conceived. ...........Sandy
4 Feb 2012 4:38PM
A lovely image !Did you go to Cambo ?i popped over there today to see the snowdrops! The one's I posted were in my mum's garden which is beside Balgay Hill and if it snows its sure to lie there !
Cambo it is Gill. Long way to go for some wee flowers.
fraser 13 631 14 Scotland
4 Feb 2012 7:59PM
You just need to come up to East Kilbride Dougie. There's an abandoned farm steading not half a mile from us that is covered in them at the moment. Very convincing manipulation by the way.

moiral 7 12 Scotland
4 Feb 2012 8:28PM
No snowdrops in my garden Sad. But might take a trip to House of Dun - they usually have a good display. Love the bokeh here, a lovely image.
Ran off over 200 shots yesterday, so have heaps left for rainy days WinkGrin. Moira
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2012 10:11PM
Snowdrops were always connected to my birthday - as long as I lived in almost mediteranean conditions in Roumania. Now, here in Tuningen we have siberian temperatures (today -21C) - no snodrops far and wide. Today is my birthday. So thanks for this lovely pair of drops from heaven.
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2012 10:23PM
A very fine image! Good work. IB
Beautiful. Love your work Dougie
Niknut Plus
7 1.5k 72 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 3:34PM
Nowt wrong with this lovely shot !!!.....looks like you've achieved your aim !!

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