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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 14 December 2009 in Plant & Nature.

NIKON D300 3 seconds F/45.0 ISO 160 105 mm


I have been INTERVIEWED three times by photo-buddies:
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Sue from Paducah, United States

I certainly hope you are using this as your holiday greeting card; it is so vibrant and rich. The graphic processing lends itself perfectly for use as a card.

14 Dec 2009 12:14pm

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

As I saw the title of this post in my rss reader I was really interested in seeing how you coped with Poinsettia flower. In my opinion it is one of the subjects that is quite difficult to take photos of and you managed it pretty well. The bud clusters tend to be attention grabbers. Very creative post-processing, Anita. I like it!

14 Dec 2009 1:05pm

Mary from Exton, United States

Glad to see you are having some fun.. I personally find these flowers hard to capture..

14 Dec 2009 2:57pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Me too...I think Poinsettias are hard to do and I was interested to see what you would come up with. Well, you came through with flying colors. (Literally) This is unique and interesting...and I love the idea that it would be a Christmas card. That's a perfect use of outlining !!

14 Dec 2009 5:44pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Superbe travail et jolies couleurs. J'aime beaucoup.

14 Dec 2009 8:09pm

@Vert Pomme: I'm glad Google has a phrase translator which makes it easier to read your supportive comments. Thanks!

Carsten from Denmark

Bright idea. Good work!

14 Dec 2009 8:31pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Wonderful result! Very well done!

14 Dec 2009 8:36pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Imaginative and beautiful. Really great work!

14 Dec 2009 9:06pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderfully processed....when there's a will, there's a way.....

14 Dec 2009 10:47pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

That's my next adventure - get me a poinsettia! You've got me in the mood with this lovely composition. Love that eye-catching yellow!

15 Dec 2009 3:41am

Marcie from United States

Okay..so how'd you do this???Love the cartoon effect..the outline. Looks more like a softly colored watercolor painting than a photograph. Love..love..love it!!!

15 Dec 2009 12:00pm

@Marcie: Thanks, Marcie. I used Topaz Simplify >Cartoon, with a few modifications. You got it right when you mentioned the cartoon effect!

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Very different, Anita... very unusual for you..

15 Dec 2009 9:59pm

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

Different and grabbing. I like the cartoon effect.

16 Dec 2009 12:17am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Love seeing you try new things Anita! Really like how you processed this!

16 Dec 2009 11:35am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful photography, magnificent!

16 Dec 2009 12:36pm

Ed Vatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

Just when it seemed you had settled into a predictable albeit very creative style, you have busted out again. Very nice treatment here.

17 Dec 2009 10:08am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Beautiful work Anita, lovely creative effect. The colors and tones are fabulous. Like how you filled the frame with this one.

18 Dec 2009 1:38am

3 seconds
ISO 160
105 mm