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Coneflower (Echinacea) with Texture

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 23 August 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Flower photographed indoors with pink BG. I added a texture by pareeerice.


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Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Oh, the pinks and greens are wonderful here! Great job!

23 Aug 2009 5:05am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Superbe echinacea tout en douceur avec ces couleurs ton sur ton.

23 Aug 2009 6:12am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful soft flower on that interesting texture. Wonderful image.

23 Aug 2009 6:13am

Mirjam from Kiev, Ukraine

Your way to threat pictures is interesting. I like the flower and like the background with leaves.

23 Aug 2009 7:49am

@Mirjam: Thank you so much.

Sue from Paducah, United States

*sigh* Just how many hours a day do you spend photographing your seemingly endless supply of flowers? =)
And, how many do you have framed and displayed in your home? This one looks like it could be use on a note card. Do you ever make cards?

23 Aug 2009 10:34am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

My favourite flower and colour. Perfect!

23 Aug 2009 11:34am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Another one to take my breath away! The colors are amazing, and so is your processing! Bravo!

23 Aug 2009 12:14pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love the pinks on pinks. Exquisite. Reminds me of a pastel painting.

23 Aug 2009 12:39pm

susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot, and wonderful post processing... i can see your shots, blown up big, hanging on a wonderful wall!!!

23 Aug 2009 2:55pm

Don from spokane, United States

The delicate "feel" of this picture is very strong. I love the mild colors and how the background supports the blossom so well. A beautiful shot!

23 Aug 2009 3:30pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Cone flowers have that ability to look so interesting no matter what stage of their cycle they are at . . as always, your delicate and considered presentation wins you 5-stars. Sue is right about the card potential, too.

23 Aug 2009 5:53pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks. I'm lokking into cards. I got more info from Sue on how she goes about it.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous! So elegant. The colours and texture are superb. After seeing your work using textures I started using them too! So addictive! So fun! Thank you for the inspiration. :))

23 Aug 2009 10:48pm

@Magda: Thanks and you are welcome! I hope to see some of your texture work on your blog. :-)

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This is really pretty.

24 Aug 2009 2:52am

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Wonderful capture. Nice and elegant!

24 Aug 2009 8:27am

Ed Vatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

I am really liking you color on color with texture series, Anita. It will make a great series for any upcoming art show you may be considering.

24 Aug 2009 8:40am

Sriram from Chennai, India

nice colors

24 Aug 2009 9:36am

Judith Polakoff from Upstate New York, United States

Very unique treatment and a lovely result!

24 Aug 2009 3:19pm

Jen from St. George, United States

I love your shots like this! What I'm really curious about is your backgrounds... how do you get them to so perfectly match your flowers all the time? Mine tend to be off one way or other just about every time! Anyway, it's just lovely! :)

24 Aug 2009 10:58pm

@Jen: I'm glad you l ike it. Re. backgrounds: I'm working on getting them to match my flowers, having been inspired by a fabulous flower photographer van Dongen. I use scrapbooking paper. Sometimes I take one of the flowers to the store and matched the paper to it. With the textures, I look for textures at Textures for Layers copying various ones until I find one that matches to my satisfaction. I sometimes adjust the color of the texture to match my image before applying it. Let me know if you have further questions. :-)

Ed Heaton from Atglen, United States

I love this Anita! Nicely done...

25 Aug 2009 1:31pm

Mary from Exton, United States

Awesome image and treatment!

25 Aug 2009 1:53pm

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

I really like your play with textures, Anita, and this is another great example of your mastery. The flower itself is lovely lit with very nice pastel colours and the background matches it perfectly. What I especially like here is that the background doesn't overwhelm the flowr even though it seems that you applied it over it. The colours of the flower are still perfect.

30 Aug 2009 6:49am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Fantastic... a work of art!

31 Aug 2009 12:24pm

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

Very artistic. I love looking at your images as a body of work and not just a single image. Most, like this would work well all by themselves, but viewed as a body of work it is impressive.

8 Oct 2009 2:23am

Goddess from Tehran, Iran

Like a beautiful painting!

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