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Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 6 August 2010 in Plant & Nature.

I blended two images--one in focus the other blurred.

NIKON D300 1/3 second F/14.0 ISO 200 105 mm


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Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Beautiful color and I like the effect you created.

6 Aug 2010 10:53am

carla from Netherlands

Wonderful macro and beautiful colors.

6 Aug 2010 11:00am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Lovely colours (especially the blue on yellow) and very nice dreamy effect.

6 Aug 2010 11:49am

Frida from Sweden

Beautiful colors and nice soft effect.

6 Aug 2010 12:48pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Lovely colors! For me, I would crop some off the bottom. I can see why you would want the blossom with the yellow bg.

6 Aug 2010 1:25pm

@Barbara Kile: Barbara: Thanks for your suggestion. Always appreciated!

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Beautiful treatment, Anita. So gentle.

6 Aug 2010 3:21pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Magnificent... ah... I just have to try this method of blending, Anita... you're a master of it! :)

6 Aug 2010 5:09pm

@Magrat: Thanks. Another approach is to duplicate your image; use Gaussian Blur to blur the duplicate; enlarge the duplicate by 1%; then drag the duplicate over the original and blend the two. You can blend on Normal, and use the Opacity slider to get the look you want. I believe this is sometimes called Orton. You can also try different blend modes.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Great effect, adds depth to the image. Lovely pastel colors and beautiful warm sunny light just behind the sharpest blue petals. Ymmmm ! :-)

6 Aug 2010 5:19pm

Elora from Genoa, Italy

Absolutely fantastic! Well done!

6 Aug 2010 5:35pm

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Nice work to combine the two images. I like the soft look of the photo and yet in focus to see the petals.

6 Aug 2010 6:04pm

♏arleen from Netherlands

This blue against the yellow....it's awesome!

6 Aug 2010 6:42pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Love this! Colors are great - softness is so inviting!

6 Aug 2010 7:35pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


6 Aug 2010 8:23pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, USA from Pompano Beach, United States

the lighting is gorgeous.....beautiful shot !

6 Aug 2010 9:48pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

What a wonderful, subtle photo. I tend to like the "main" focus high in the frame, so I don't necessarily agree that cropping is necessary. And the choice of background is brilliant and bold.

7 Aug 2010 9:49am

Marcie from Newton, United States

I think blue/yellow color combinations are my favorite. Exquisite contrast between soft and sharp.

8 Aug 2010 2:15pm

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium


3 Feb 2011 3:05pm

@Aubélia: Thank you!

1/3 second
ISO 200
105 mm