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Elegant Star

Elegant Star
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Copyright: David Phillips (riverfriends) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 928 W: 224 N: 1906] (7569)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-26
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Macro, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Uplifting Flower Garden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-01 2:16
Viewed: 1857
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Trek Friends:
This is another one of my simple images and trying to use various aspects to make it stand out.
Its a combination of photo imaging and some small artwork...
The original image looks kind of flat and nothing to is, but using some elements from Adobe Photoshop I have tried to give it a reasonable look to stand out.
Simply paying with some filters ...
Thanks if you saw it and much thanks if you said something:)
Have a great day!
Note; After I got a couple of comments, I realized that I forgot to mention that the noise created is deliberate to give the 'flat' petals a kind of 3D effect!

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Hi David,
Wonderful light bringing out the beauty of such a lovely flower. Excellent contrast and nice framing.

Hi David,
Except fot the noise, the photo has a great mood to it. The selective lighting and presentation is very nice. Did the noise appear through the HPP?

Hello David,

You really have delivered a beautiful flower, and conjured up a subtle mood. The composition and the semi-transparent border are particularly effective.
There is noise evident but, for me, it is one of those occasions when it does not effect the appreciation of the shot.

My warmest regards,
Bev :-)

Hello David,
I also make abundant use of Photoshop and feel no remorse in using such resources. A photo photoshoped remains mine nor a personal message using this feature. None of us thinks it was "helped" by the resources that our magnificent cameras increasingly give us...
You had composed a very personal picture filled with beauty and mystery.

Hi David,

Very nice pp work, you have indeed created art from something very simple (pretty, but simple). The comments about noise are interesting. I tend to agree with you that the texture it adds is a plus for this presentation. Usually I'm not big on frames (probably because I'm not good at creating them), but I like the way this is done.



Beautiful details of the flower show against the dark background. Creative border effect with the framing. I like the highlights illuminating the center of the flower. Nice pp work. Lisa

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  • Usaf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 87 N: 312] (2160)
  • [2010-08-01 6:16]
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Hello David
really this picture is outstanding, wonderful artwork, the frame is impressive and the noise is giving a 3D effect.


lovely art work.This is what we are looking for here in this sight.you shared your experiance and its worth it.tfs

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-08-01 22:52]

Hi David...
Beautiful macro with so nice light...
Beautiful details, presentation...

Hi David,
Although I'm not sure about the frame and text, the picture itself makes me very happy. Excellent soft focus and perfect blurry background (I rather wouldn't call it bokeh). Anyway a fine picture my friend, consider a smaller frame next time.

Hellow David,
A striking image with strong contrast creating a two layered visual.The frame chosen giving an extra point of interest, great take and good art work.

Bonsoir David.

Nice picture. Beautiful soft light. Sharp focus, well controled exposure. Plus the presentation is very "class". It would made a beautiful poster on a wall. Excellent work and TFS.


Hi David
amazing flower in a fascinating presentation.
good pp work for 3D effect. the tight cropping and elegant framing make it unique.
absolutely beautiful image.

Hi David..nice artistic shot...great to have this light against the black background...nice separation...


Hello David,

Well done for this composition, fineness what this flower!
Careful presentation, good choice of frame.
Nice light. Well done and TFS.
Have a nice week. Regards.

Bravo splendide photo

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