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For Gerald

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By karenbirch   |   
Published: February 25, 2005
© 2005 - 2020 karenbirch
This picture is dedicated to Gerald Scarfe because I could not stop thinking about 'The Wall" all the time I was working on it!

This is an unopened purple Lisianthus (I just found out!). A cream coloured one is here.

Had to make the background purple as I just could not get rid of the noise any other way!
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FlowerChild14's avatar
So pretty! But everyone else already said what I wanted to say! Oh well, I'm gonna say it anyway =p I like how the buds are in focus but the stem isn't, and the purple background goes really well!
WOTAmyname's avatar
Those flowers seem to be staring at me, as though I'm some sort of alien.

Very good.

:snowman:
karenbirch's avatar
Yes they are scary looking and then they open into beautiful flowers. Weird really :D
WOTAmyname's avatar
Well, they are living. Life is weird. If your life isn't weird, then there's something wrong with you, in my opinion.

:snowman:
karenbirch's avatar
I reckon you're right there! :nod:
DesignerFreak's avatar
other than black and red, purple and green is my favourite colour combination. this is so beautiful and it works really well!
karenbirch's avatar
Cheers hunny! It just seemed to work :D
KenyruBatosai's avatar
Beautiful. The bg color compliments the flower quite well- if it was white I don't think I'd have liked it as much... I like how the buds are the only things in focus, too. Did I mention that the BG and the flowers go great together? :D
karenbirch's avatar
Thanks darlin' You may have mentioned it, yes :laughing:
boomslice's avatar
Great DOF and a fantastic job recoloring the background. :nod:
karenbirch's avatar
Thanks very much. I did actually think about it and turned all three buds to the same plane so they'd all be in focus, so thanks for noticing the DOF! Aaaarrrrgggghhh.........I'm turning into a macro-geek!

I just had a look at your gallery too and it is really very good indeed!
feja's avatar
:) nice flower and nice background. what kind of flower is this? first i thought it was a rose or tobacco hehe
karenbirch's avatar
Thanks Gloria :hug

I wish I knew what they are! I have tried to find out on the web but no luck. I will pop into the florist where I bought them tomorrow and ask because it's driving me crazy! :laughing: so will let you know..

There's some great stuff in your gallery too!
feja's avatar
:hug: thank you. drop me a line when you know the name, oke? ;)
karenbirch's avatar
Just had another search and this is in fact a Lisianthus!
feja's avatar
they really look like roses - ive just checked it on inet too :) beautiful flower, hope to see more pics from it =P
karenbirch's avatar
They are so pretty, mind you they look a bit like aliens on this one :D will post some more soon!
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fraughtukProfessional Filmographer
Nice pic... the buds are slowly flowering! ;-)
karenbirch's avatar
Yes, am building up to the open flowers! :laughing: Trying not to submit too many at once :D
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fraughtukProfessional Filmographer
LOL... i wait with baited breath....
BoogerEidelweiss's avatar
The purple goes really really well! I wouldn't have guessed it wasn't the original background.
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It was just this horrible, pixillated, murky grey before, which was supposed to be white!
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