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Birthday wishes for Christan

Birthday wishes for Christan
Photo Information
Copyright: David Gumprich (Refugee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3317 W: 415 N: 7009] (25554)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-12
Categories: Nature, Artwork
Camera: Olympus C-760 UZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flowers and 3D Frames [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-06 14:43
Viewed: 2857
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A few days early but Christan Rapp’s birthday this year is also Mother’s Day in some parts of the world, for the 11th May Christan, a very Happy Birthday. The flower is another of the dahlias (plus attendant bumblebee) from City Park. A non macro image, hand held, zoom only.

PP Work - PSP X

Smart photo fix
Digital camera noise removal - noise 15, blend 70
Resized to TL size and sharpened
Copied the image as a new layer which was then hidden
Selection Rectangle - inner border - inverted
Applied Gaussian blur - 15.00
Effects - 3D - Buttonize
Selected Raster layer and erased around the flower and the inner border
Added outside 3D buttonized frame and saved as a JPEG image.
Reopened and added the text

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older ~ Anouk Aimee

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Hello David :)

Very nice present for Christan'birthday ! Excellent presentation of this wonderful flower ... good sharpness and lovely colours, perfect job :)
Happy birthday Christan :o))))

Best wishes

Hello David

A delightful shot here,nice and light with good sharp detail. I love the blown frame here too

TFS regards Helen

Olá david

Lovely way to wish bithday. Lovely.

My regards


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  • sereh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 51 W: 0 N: 22] (294)
  • [2008-05-06 15:37]

Hi David
Stunning flower and bee, beautiful frame.TFS

Elegant presentation David.

Hi David,

What a lovely presentation here . . Perfect image and color composition . . white flower on blurred bg, with yellow inside and the the bee . .
First class post card . .
Great shot my friend


hi david, nice bee and dahlia, good composition, i am always amazed how close we can get hand held,

Excellent gift for Christan.
Excellent sharpness and details.
And wonderful variation of the frame :-).

And happy birthday Christan

nice shot, good focue, well framed, composed nice presentation

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-05-06 17:53]

Thank you so much, what a beautiful picture!! Gorgeously presented. Thank you again David
Hugs from me

Hello David,
Fantastic photo, beautiful colors and excellent details,
the addition of the bee is wonderful, exclellent
composition and point of view, superb sharpness
and depth of field, lovely presentation and
nice frame.

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  • Jong Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 273] (3168)
  • [2008-05-06 19:33]

a lovely present. love the soft lighting and colours here, very sharp image. excellent pp work and presentation, David

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-05-06 21:13]

Nicely shot David. The whole flower is all in focus, and the BB is a good addition.
Do you notice that when you have a camera in your hand these bees won't turn around an look at you?
And I like your frame too,

hello David,

a verly lovely birthday card to Christan.. the flower and the bee are just fantastic to look at.. and with the 3d frame it make the subject outstanding..

regards, terry

merhaba dear davit
excellent macro picture.excellent lovely white flower.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-05-07 1:21]

nice and sharp macro
well done
good photo

Hello David!
Another birthday card!
Excellent done, again!
Perfect clarity and detail and wonderful colours!
Nice perspective and lovely frame!
Best regards!

...I return... :)

Hi David.
This is a gorgeous macro. Excellent compo and
colours,with a beautiful bee.Well done.TFS.

Hello David,

i like the colors bg pov dof excllent details well presented and composed photo

TFS kyle

Hello David,
Happy Birthday Christan.
I must admit, all your birthday greetings are so beautiful and colorful.
Wonderful flower, and well composed shot. TFS

Wow ! I looked at your photoporfolyo,You're work is stunning.You have an incredible talent

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-05-07 7:29]

Hello David
I do not know Christian but I am sure he will be happy to get this flower as a present.
Good capture and I must say the pp work is beautilly done enhacing and making this a very lovely presentation.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-05-07 8:25]

Very nice birthday card for Christan, David! The dahlia is a such beautiful flower which captures always nicely the ambiant light.
And you have the skills for rendering it with maestria!
Beautifully done!


Hello David

Beautiful macro
an excellent shot of this flower!
wonderful, silky and soft.
We won of bonus a bee making your lanches.
Beautiful presentation and big visual!


Lovely shot.
I like very much the framing.
So warm light and colors.


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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2008-05-07 23:02]

Hi David, Your flower series is very good and this is no exception. Excellent clarity and realistic colours. Good motto too! TFS. Murray.

I hear she is just 18...barely a woman herself. How she had Otti, I can't imagine!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTAN! And many more!! Nice shot David!
B-) B-)

Hello David,

You do have the most splendid dahlias in your part of the world - and it takes a very talented photographer to capture them with such beautiful detail and pefect colouring!

I do like this framing! It certainly adds splendour to make a truly memorable birthday card!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

I'll join in for the wishes for tomorrow...
And the close-up flower is a lovely gift, the bumblebee comes as bonus!
Pablo -

Well David,

Your hand-held-zoom technique is perfect to create this close-up.
The lights and soft colours excellent and you managed to catch a bee as well.

Could not be better.

Have a nice weekend,

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  • viawia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 32 N: 858] (3893)
  • [2008-05-10 10:28]

A wonderful flower and excellent card for your friend's birthday David. Well presented with a nice frame.



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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2008-05-12 3:53]

Shalom David
great birthday card
great shot with great framming.
thanks for your nice comment on
"new life".
best regards

Nice capture with good exposure.


After being afraid of bees at first, shooting macros of them she like bees now (all exited about a huge one visiting our yard the other day).
Thanks David for the nice thought. Christan was really exited!

Oh wow! Belated happy birthday Christan! David, you never forget anyone! And what a beautiful gift. Very well done, very sharp.

The bee is very busy in picking up the nectar.
Very well done! cheers :)

Hello Dear David
A beautiful macro
Just Perfect.

smiley soon

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2008-06-11 6:09]

Hello David
Knowing now the work necessary for such an artistic result, from now on I will pay closer attention to Photoshoppers skills in the matter!
In this case the flower itself appears stretched vertically to "force attention" on its delicate hues that harmonize so well with those of backdrop, delicately outlined of a matching color.
I still have a lot to learn!
Have a g`day.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-06-30 10:45]

Elegant presentation & lovely way to wish birthday David. Well done.

Lovely well timed macro David, amazing detail and colour. It would have been nice if the bee had been facing you :)

Regards Mark :)

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