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Old Jul 14, 2010, 1:18 PM   #1
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A break in the heavy rain here left the air nice and clear and everything sparkling in the garden so I went out and got a few macro shots of the flowers. I really like how these two of the echinops worked out. C&C welcome.

I used Topaz Denoise 4 and unsharp mask after resizing to make them really crisp, then my AutoHDR program to bring out the detail out on the petals and in the shadows.

#1 - not quite ready to flower yet

#2 - just starting to flower
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Old Jul 14, 2010, 2:30 PM   #2
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Nice. Looks like a pencil drawing.
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