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Close up of one of the dead tulips from the other day, keeping them very still in their vase or the petals just fall. They are completely dry now and just like textured paper. But lots of quite thick pollen to give a contrast.
Shot in daylight with blue card behind, HDR created from single RAW file to bring out the texture in the petals.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Past its sell by date.
Username:whipspeed whipspeed
Uploaded:5 Apr 2012 - 6:00 PM
Tags:Dry, Flowers & plants, Hdr, Shadowhouse creation textured layer, Tulip
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Voters:JackAllTog · CaroleS · NexusImages · NaturesHaven · SlowSong · Greyheron · Niknut · JenniCh · Leilani · Pete · Alan_Baseley · helenlinda · pluckyfilly · Pooks616 · Martyn_U · HelenaJ · flowerpower59 ·
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CaroleS  5289 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2012 - 6:08 PM

The paper like texture is beautifully captured, lovely detail - Carole

SlowSong Plus Member 75489 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2012 - 8:03 PM

Like a satin skirt in the wind. Beautiful.

Niknut Plus Member 51065 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2012 - 8:42 PM

Beautiful !!!...amazing detail !!

JenniCh  1032 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2012 - 8:50 PM

Lovely composition with great detail, beautiful image.

whipspeed Plus Member 114145 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2012 - 9:17 PM

Thanks all, the texture has come from the drying, but a light HDR processing really made it pop out.

Last Modified By whipspeed at 5 Apr 2012 - 9:17 PM
pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2012 - 11:08 AM

superb detail - love it

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