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Taken on a trip up through central California to Oregon. Spent around four hours tweaking hue's, saturations, contrasts, various blends and small visual enhancements but got a different result than what I was looking for. Though the light, warm, fuzzy and glowing theme I envisioned did come accross. The background in some respect can be distracting, but also comfortably keeps the attention on the flower itself. Notice the Fibonacci traits in the flower. The eye is generally told where to look, instructed by the two right-slanted stems-the first post-bloom and the second blooming.
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ShiverNamelessone Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005
I love the delicate details ~ the intimate view

the variation of hues

the stages of bloom
accessQ Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
great shot! cute flower:)

You should check out the =flower-club :nod:
p3ppi3-la-hyatt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005   Photographer
Wow, very detailed and beautiful! I can see every line on the flower when I full-view! :wow:
I love how you got that 'dreamy' effect on the picture as well! Nicely done! :clap:
Never-a-dull-moment Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005
I think you've blurred the background well enough to tell what's in the background, but still keeping the viewer's eye on the foreground. The thing I found about blurring out backgrounds is that sometimes you get a white line around what you're not blurring, which you have around the bloomed flower. It's not noticeable, though, but I just notice things like that. =D I'm impressed with how you've managed to keep the thin hairs/spines on the stems of the plants. Good work.
foukou Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
The white around the flower is actually very intentional. It's just a outer-glow blending effect on a layer which only includes the flower. The white line you're talking about around the object you're focusing on is probably back-light from an ambiguous source, or the sun lighting up the rim of the object you have in focus. Because the aperature is so large when one throw's out the background, the contents of the background melt together, but the object that is in focus remains (idealy) tact sharp and when you have a light source shining onto the back of the subject, a sort of "eclipse" if you will, occurs on the object not much unlike a solar eclipse..
Never-a-dull-moment Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
Well, now I know that it was completely intentional I can understand your picture more. Thanks for explaining too: it's much appreciated as I don't know a whole lot about photography and what to look out for. I enjoy how you create more thought-provoking studies from what would normally be seen as something, perhaps, simple. :-)
Bennybeee Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
Great colours, personally i dont think the background detracts from the foreground, as it's blurred.. lol, sharpness is awesome in this one! Be sure to swing by my Gallery..
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August 10, 2005
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Canon EOS 10D
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1/60 second
Focal Length
70 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 26, 2005, 8:20:38 PM