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lorenww Feb 17, 2012 11:22 AM

Spring is here.
 
It's nice to see the seasonal flowers again.
I can't remember the name of these blue flowers, they're in my yard.

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/552...flowercopy.jpg

And a bottle brush.

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/7...ebrushcopy.jpg

LTZ470 Feb 17, 2012 12:05 PM

I can smell them from here Loren! Beautiful renderings!

jjdog2 Feb 17, 2012 12:45 PM

Great shots Loren! Really like both but I think that first one is special.

jj

lorenww Feb 17, 2012 2:13 PM

Thanks for the comments, it was the first shot I intended to upload and tossed in the second as an afterthought. Both were taken this week.

I just remembered the name of the blue flower, Plumbago. I walked out and they were freshly bloomed and so delicate after a light rain, I had to grab the shot.

Clint501 Feb 17, 2012 2:36 PM

Beautiful spring shots!

jjdog2 Feb 17, 2012 4:24 PM

Loren, hope you don't mind if I played with your image. Just let me know if you want me to delete it.

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/137...lowercopy4.jpg

lorenww Feb 17, 2012 6:30 PM

jjdog2 that is awesome. how did you do that?
No it will not be deleted. If I post a photo, anyone can alter changer or whatever.
In the critiques section people have made changes that are awesome. I really like that.

saly Feb 18, 2012 2:07 AM

Beautiful Loren!!!! Wow, I love #1. That is Plumbago (aka Leadwort). Lovely blue flowers.

jjdog2 Feb 18, 2012 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lorenww (Post 1285476)
jjdog2 that is awesome. how did you do that?
No it will not be deleted. If I post a photo, anyone can alter changer or whatever.
In the critiques section people have made changes that are awesome. I really like that.

Thanks Loren. I'm not very good at PP (use Gimp) but I do find this type of thing easy to do. I just did a crop to fill the frame and then used fuzzy select to select the dark background and then adjusted the levels to darken. Then did the same thing for the spaces around the blooms.

I think I lost a little of the great detail you had working on the smaller size image.

You should give it a try.

jj

rxxxone Feb 22, 2012 10:29 PM

Wow they are so clean. Just awesome

eldruida Feb 24, 2012 5:24 AM

Great images!!

banksy Feb 27, 2012 8:35 PM

Fantastic, especially #1. Very sharp image.

carlogalliani Feb 29, 2012 3:25 AM

very nice shots


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