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Another Try

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 16 May 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

OK, I could tell from the underwhelming response to yesterday's post that I did not hit the mark with the two little wildflowers, so I tried again. This is all very new territory for me! I decided to add some Photoshop filters (paint daubs, to be specific) to bring a more painterly effect into the image. What do you all think? This really is a new branching out for me - so feedback helps!

NIKON D90 1/100 second F/14.0 ISO 320 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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marci from in, Morocco

I do like this better - a softer feel. I think it is lovely!!

16 May 2011 8:21am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

so romantic

16 May 2011 11:45am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Great romantic shot, well done!

16 May 2011 4:24pm

JOEMULLIGAN from Muscatine, Iowa, United States

I don't think you should let the amount of response count. Both yesterday's image and today's are totally lovely and unplifting and incredibly beautiful. I think they're among the best you've done, and you've done some amazing things. For what it's worth, I prefer yesterday's. But both are magical and perfect. Thanks for these visions.

16 May 2011 8:16pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

I'm not a fan of 'dark' holes in a background with flowers/plants, so this one is my preference. I'm a 'soft focus' junkie - and I'm lovin this background! The flowers, especially the lavender ones jump off the page. That said, be sure your out of focus stems have a 'natural' looking opacity to them. I can rarely take flowers in their natural habitat, due to wind and other conditions, so I'm able to control my bg. Don't know what lens you're using, but shoot more wide open when you can. Nice work!

17 May 2011 1:49am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

i think this is beautiful and would not worry about the response too much - keep up the great work!

17 May 2011 3:22am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

WOW! This is stunning!!! 5****!

17 May 2011 3:30am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This soft touch is also nice!

18 May 2011 1:00am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

That's a romantic shot... Like on old postcards :)

18 May 2011 1:09pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Barbara: I like this one better. The softness and lighter bg work well. Glad you decided to keep trying--that is how we learn, isn't it? I think the white flower might be Yarrow.

19 May 2011 10:02am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I'm scrolling back through your posts and just came to these flowers in two version, both really lovely,
but this one perhaps a little more original and artful. It really speaks to me.

29 May 2011 6:57am

1/100 second
ISO 320
135 mm (35mm equiv.)