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My Freaky Freaky Heart :)

My Freaky Freaky Heart :)
Photo Information
Copyright: Fred NEF (Freddie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1285 W: 104 N: 1157] (6359)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09
Categories: Daily Life, Food, Humorous, Nature, Artwork, Experimental, Macro, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon PowerShot A640, WC-DC58N 0.7x
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday theme 2007/12/30 "Red", FREAKY FREDDIE [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-30 23:02
Viewed: 2334
Points: 46
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My Freaky Freaky Heart :)
This is a banana blossom-like flower of some banana plant-like miniature that I saw in Manila a few months ago. I thought it would be a freaky entry for Freaky Friday with the RED theme :)

Model: Canon PowerShot A640
Exposure Time: 1/40
F-Stop: f/2.8
Focal Length: 7300/1000 mm
Metering Mode: Pattern

Pp work:
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
1. tweak colors and saturation
2. duplicate Layer and darken it using exposure and shadows with opacity
3. add border, text
4. reveal the hidden parts of the subject by erasing the top dark Layer, and some parts of the subject outside of the yellow borderline
5. merge Layers
6. resize and sharpen
7. resize for TL

Quote of the Day:
"Learn from the best; the second-raters have nothing to offer." -David Hurn

boomcat, Ramdan, trekks, lilimih33, dareco, szatanowska, NecipP, harpya, Liberty, Silke has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To thegraduate: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 03:24
To boomcat: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 03:17
To coed1992: Salamat! :)Freddie 1 12-02 03:02
To Konie: Salamat! :)Freddie 1 12-02 02:56
To valari: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 02:51
To LordPotty: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 02:26
To Ramdan: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 02:22
To trekks: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 01:43
To lilimih33: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 01:42
To dareco: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 01:39
To Ananfoto: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-01 06:43
To ron-franklin: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-30 23:10
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Hi Freddie

good composition with this truly RED flower

gripe ...(only a little one)...the title is a bit dark as cannot be seen on my monitor.


wow, looks like a kind of fruit from dreamland, good saturation and glow of photo Fred. i like your framing also.
well done .TFS

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  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2007-11-30 23:24]
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Beautiful work Fred. I love how you post processed the photo. That lipstick red banana blossom really caught my eye. Care to share how you pped it? TFS.


Hi Freddie
Your image looks fantastic:)

Hello Freddie,

nice shot of this 'jantung pisang' is what we call it here..

this is one of our traditional ulam (vege) where cook with coconut milk and salted fish.. very delicious :))

nice red theme entry.. good sharpness and shot.. love the composition.

tfs and regards, terry

Hi Fred
Great composition, very Striking blossom.

Not sure about the faint title, having a job to read it

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2007-12-01 2:13]

Hi my friend,

Excellent composition. Beautiful soft effect and excellent red colours...



Beautiful composition Freddie.
Love the colours and light in this one.
I've seen this tree before but can't remember its name.
Lovely work anyway.
(ps ... I'm not so sure about todays quote. I learn heaps from other peoples f**kups :)

Hi Freddie,
I like the way you framed the object creatively. The PP is great. The title worked, i guess. Lovely striking color. I must thank you for detailed information on pp works.


Hi Fred

Nice artwork and great rich colors. Creative as your normal self! TFS, cheers


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  • Danert Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 453 W: 53 N: 924] (4587)
  • [2007-12-01 10:57]

Hi Fred,
Good composition and PP work . Nice colors and very crip picture . TFS .

Hello Fred!
Lovely red flower and really wonderful composition!
I like this stile of frame!
Perfect picture from all points of view!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2007-12-01 14:32]
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An excellent close up with great detail (something I am not good at :) Very well done, and beautiful color. TFS

Hi Fred..:)
Very well done my friend,you have manage this image so wonderful..i like you work..honestly!!


bonsoir Fred
excellente composition créative
beaux détails fins et belle netteté
j'aime bien ta présentation


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  • NecipP Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 669 W: 16 N: 404] (4722)
  • [2007-12-02 13:16]

Hello Fred, gorgeous quality shot and very creative with the overhanging flower. Details are wonderful and colour contrast is beautiful. TFS, Rgds, Necip

What a lovely picture of banana's heart . .
I haven't seen this thing for such a long time . . Very well composed with 3D style . .
Well done Fred


Many thanks for your kind words on I have nuts .

Hi Freddie, this is a good addtion to the theme and the glowing light you added makes it so nice.
And the colours are very vivid.

Very well done! Yan :)

ps: and many thx for the kind words in : "Crawling Tree". I am very pleased that you like it.


Hello my friend Fred..

Beautiful composition of this banana flower.
I adore to see this work of like you it molded parts of her outside of his frame, it is a show!
The colors are wonderful, and his/her explanatory text is excellent.
Congratulations, big!


Hi Fred :))

What a nice picture. Wow. beautiful macro with a wonderful colors. Well presented


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-12-07 3:52]

This was a really fun post, Freddie!

Great colours, details and composition
(Thanks for your kind words on "In Memoriam"

Hello Fred,
great close up. the colors are stunning and so vivid. great clarity and sharpness. excellent pov and dof. well done

Superb colour, contrast and sharpness Fred !
Best regards, Daniel

I rarely appreciate borders, but you seem to have a way with them that is undeniably pleasing. Obviously the red-green contrast is stunning.
well done.

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