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Allureaticala by foukou Allureaticala by foukou
With this photo, I attempt to show my viewer the complexity in seemingly simple things. On first glance, flowers are pretty basic, though beautiful things of nature. On closer examination, a single flower reveals much more complexity than any first glance can reveal. I would like to share this experience with my viewer by sharing this photograph and this series.

In part two of this series the flower is in its natural surroundings. Part two was photographed a day before part one, but was edited after part one, hence it now being part two to this series. The photographs in part two were taken right after a quick but heavy thunderstorm.

The colours are 100% realistic with very little added saturation. The photograph has not been edited beyond the camera raw file.

Personally, I am rather fond of the photographs in this series. I hope that you will critique this photo thoroughly with my intentions in mind. I hope you enjoy it!

Photo #3, Part two of a two part series of 4 photographs.

Other photos in this series:
#1a Allureiontali
#2a Allureiticali
#4b Allureaontala

Download this image to fully enjoy it! :)
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Silvery-Lily Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005
awesome!
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beautifulyaddicted Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
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beaaaaaaautiful !
I love how you've captured the water also :nod:
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hellskkitty Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004   Photographer
just perfect...... i am a nature photograph so i love this flower shot.... :fav+:
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J4n3T Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful:!: :clap:
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MDragonfly Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004   Writer
She shed one tear, only a single drop of sweetened dew
it clung to her, holding desparately through her shiver when she felt his eyes
caress but just far enough away
one tear

(Sometimes images inspire me to wrench words together! This is a beautiful image!)
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shuk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2004
incredibly beautiful, I am going to go check out the other shots in your gallery if they are like this WOW!!!!
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UnearthlyPossessions Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004
that is stunning. i love the brilliant colors that also appear soft. nature is a beautiful thing and you captured it very nicely, in amazingly simple yet complex detail. :P
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D1rty Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004
beautiful shot.
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spooky79 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004
yeah, good shot. but what lens did You use? i'm gonna submit my macro works soon, i use a borrowed Canon 100/2.8 1:1 which is i think the best lens i've ever used, never ceases to surprise me and i can't believe it was me who took the shots ;) and also i use old russian lenses, 100s or 200s with extension tubes and a converter to put it on my 300D... this rules. Especially the Pentacon 200/4 is something totally amazing... and it costs less than 40 Euro ;)
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foukou Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.. thats quite an outfit of equiptment! I used a EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens at 24mm for these this photograph.
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pierrotchan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2004
oh my god, that's beautiful! some parts look partially transparent :D
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Sokushitsu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2004
Excellent clarity, as is all of your photos. I thought this was a lotus at first! (Is it?) Plants are extremely thereputic, and this particular shot of the 3 is very elegant.
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miruru Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2004  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beautifully shot.
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pirpintine Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats so beautiful!
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arphire Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
Awesome close-up shot :D I love the clarity, especially of the reflections in the water droplets.

You've captured the complexity well, particularly with the way that the focus changes around certain parts. It also seems to follow the intensity of the colours - the more washed-out the colour, the less sharp it is. Possibly not something you thought about at the time but it certainly highlights it.

But also the simplicity is apparent, with the way the bright flower contrasts so much with the simple tones in the background.
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nerval Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic floral shot, congrats !
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skypaintedgray Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2004   Traditional Artist
I like the design in #2.
#3 is most definitly my favorite though.
#4 has a nice close up view.
I'm working on a drawing of a flower right now. .. It looks sort of similar to one of your photos. These would be a nice guide to go by for the trouble points im having.
Take care
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foukou Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
If you'd like, you may most definately use these as guides! Let me know how your drawing turns out! I'd like to see. :)
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skypaintedgray Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004   Traditional Artist
Ahh, you're great! Thanks so much!
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didjerama Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2004   Photographer
wow nice photo. Love how you have captured the rain drops. +fav
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ShiverNamelessone Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2004
i love the world in the drop of rain! beautiful colors and curled tongue petals :)
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Aerogel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2004
Excelent exemple of a flower photo. Very nice details, sharpness and color tones.
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sikorsky Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004   Photographer
very nice
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foukou Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! :)
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TitaniumStarBubble Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004
wow, this photo is simply breathtaking! :+favlove:
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enimsa Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
This one was really beautiful, I like it :)
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foukou Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you think so! :)
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enimsa Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
thats good :D
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love1008 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2004
lovely :)
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ki0o Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004   Photographer
i love this one!!!
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foukou Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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PixelAbuse Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004
:omg: Amazing shot you got there!! :D

BTW: I completely agree, everything on this world is not as difficult as it is complex, and it's one of the biggest drawbacks of men not to be able to manage the complexity conciously.
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foukou Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :) I'm glad i make enough sense so that someone can understand me! :clap:
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whitetiger863 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004
absolutely lovely! this series is so beautiful.
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:iconfoukou:
foukou Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm happy to hear that you like it! :)
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