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Birthday Wishes for Karen

Birthday Wishes for Karen
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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: 2007-02-21
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Event
Camera: Olympus C-760 UZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flowers and 3D Frames [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-20 14:21
Viewed: 4401
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Happy Birthday to Karen Beall (kbeall), who celebrates a birthday on the 21st of May. The flower is another of the dahlias growing in City Park here in Launceston Tasmania. I did want to go and photograph the last of this year’s blooms but that wretched smoke haze still lingers.

May your day be filled with joy and happiness Karen.

PP Work - PSP X
Adjusted curves
Digital camera noise removal - noise 10, blend 70
Cropped, resized and saved as a PSPIMAGE
Copied the image as a new layer which was then hidden
Selection - Rectangle - inner border - inverted
Adjusted Hue and Saturation - Hue Map - Greyscale - saturation shift -90, lightness shift 0
Adjusted Softness - Soft Focus - Soft Detail
Effects - 3D effects - Buttonize - outer border
Inverted - 3D effects - Buttonize - inner border
Selected Raster layer and erased around the flower and the inner border
Saved as JPG image
Re opened and added the text

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old ~ Franz Kafka

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hello David,

another beautiful shot of flower.. very sharp and can see the detail clearly.. even the frame is fantastic.. a lovely birthday dedication to your friend.. good job.

regards, terry

Beautiful creative shot David. Lovely composed and well presented.
Nice dedicace for your friend Karen.


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2008-05-20 15:47]

Sorry for the delay, David
That lady is very lucky to receive such a tribute that pops out of screen by its appealing colors and appearance of freshness! An artful framing is used as a case!
Best regards.

Excellent capture.
Excellent sharpness and details.
And lots of PP work in that frame :-).
Love it.
What a wonderful gift for her.
happy Birthday Karen.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-05-20 18:31]

Very pretty David, and a lovely flower for Karen.
The grey frame gives an interesting look to the image. It is quite unusual. The pink edges suit it well too.

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2008-05-20 18:44]

Boa noite David

Beautiful gift and happy birthday to karen. The composition is superb.

My regards sailor man


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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-05-20 19:47]

What a great capture. The vivid colors are excellent and the details in the flower are wonderful. Awesome shot.

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2008-05-20 20:18]

Thank you, David . . . there's no higher honor in Treklens than to receive one of your birthday postings . . . and this dahlia is beautiful. It glows from the center, and is tipped and framed with one of my favorite colors. You have become quite an expert in framing--most impressive!
Many thanks and warm regards,

:-) Lovely David.
Another one of your splendid, colorful creations!


Helo David
Wonderful greatings card for Karen and i wish her happy birtday to
Good work

Happy Birthday, Karen!
I guess you still are asleep when I write this...
Impressive details in this fine capture, David!
The flower looks like very real, and the sense of depth is most attractive...
Pablo -

WOW~! The clarity and detail here are stunning David! Love how the petals roll over the frame! A marvelous birthday gift for sure!

merhaba dear david
wonderful lovely flower and wonderful lovely colours.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hello David,

Wonderful pp work to present such a fabulous , sharp image of the dahlia in such a perfect frame!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)
Many thanks for your warm comments on 'Hawthorn - needlepoint or photograph?'

Hello David

Excellent postcard for your friend
I am amazed with the shot and beauty of the colors.
the picture this very well composed, of colors and details.


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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-05-21 5:57]

Hello David,
Fantastic colour and sharpness and a wonderful 3D effect against the gray b/g. A beutiful card. Happy Birthday to Karan.
Best regards, mb

hi david, i like the frame withgin a frame, the details and colors of this flower are superb, great work and thanks for sharing,


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-05-21 8:08]

Very lovely composition and super framing

Looks good, another nice birthday present...


Hello David''Happy Birthday to Karen'' My congratulations friend and Very beautiful gift
and lovely shot.great macro.Well done.TFS.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-05-21 11:40]
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A very beautiful card, David. And, to Karen: happy birthday ;o)
I like the partial desat and the flower "hanging over the edge"... Maybe a little drop shadow would work nice too.
Anyway, a nice gesture.

Hello David:
A very beautiful work for Karen's B'Day:)
I like the PP work and nice sharp details on the flower!
* PL :)

Hello David,
very pretty shot of this flower, superb sharpness,
beautiful colors and excellent details, good contrast,
lovely light and very nice frame, nice presentation.

Gi david, allways you posted a great shots, your dahlia is really imoresive, great colors and detail

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-05-22 0:08]

Hola amigo,
perfecto trabajo,
presentación, detalles y colores...
hermoso regalo para Karen, :))

Hello David,
Another lovely dahlia shot.
Beautiful colors, composition and presentation.
Happy Birthday Karen.

Hi David,

Wonderful birthday card for our TL member Karen,Beautiful flower captured perfectly, with excellent detail, lighting composition and nicely presented.
Happy Birthday Karen,
TFS David,

Dave, excellent shot.. nice and a good tribute to Karen
a gifted photographer
I like the one of her so much where the 3 daughters are on the way to the wedding ...
Your frame art pays off friend: A beauty !

Cherio from Holland

Hi David,
I like your mixed format used in creating your frame and border ... quite innovative and creative. The clarity of details and colors are very good... the flower looks three dimensional. Well captured and composed. Excellent work! tfs

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-05-28 0:43]

This is really beautiful, and a great gift for your friend. I love the colors and detail and the framing is perfect. TFS and have a great day!

Another lovely flower for a birthday wish. Happy Birthday Karen :)

Nice lavender flower, very sharp and great bg.
The light is perfect! Thx, Yan :)

Hello David
simply a stunning capture with perfect dof, pov and sharpness.
the colours too are magnetic.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-06-02 7:38]

Excellent capture, sharpness and details. Well done.

Very pretty and so lovely flower !Amazing colors:)
You know how much I love flowers and this one is fantastic!
warm regards,val :)

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