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Surprised Calendula

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 10 September 2010 in Plant & Nature.

My Calendulas are late in blooming this year because some critter ate all the buds the first time around.
Photo taken indoors against an orange BG. In PP I brought out detail in Topaz Simplify, added texture by Steve 4710 and myCanvas Yellow. I removed some of texture on flower using brush tool. One can get some nice results from duplicating a texture layer. Slight vignette.

NIKON D300 4 seconds F/36.0 ISO 160 105 mm


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Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

This image has a lot of visual depth to it Anita. Very nice as usual.

10 Sep 2010 1:01pm

Frida from Sweden

Gorgeous depth and those colors makes me feel so good.

10 Sep 2010 2:31pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

gorgeous! looks like a painting... should be framed! love the tones

10 Sep 2010 2:40pm

rian from fullerton, United States

so bright and cheery.. nice capture!

10 Sep 2010 4:23pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

An exquisite image, Anita. One of my favorites. I love the rich yellow/gold/orange tones, the way if fills the frame, and the spiky edges. Beautiful handling !

10 Sep 2010 7:10pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Excellent details and depth Anita along with a beautiful colored and textured background. Fabulous image.

10 Sep 2010 7:33pm

Sumedh Prasad from New Delhi, India

Brilliant work

10 Sep 2010 9:29pm

joemulligan from burnsville, nc, United States

Stunning shot, gorgeous detail in the wonderful gold petals. Great composition with those two leaves trailing down the space, drawing the eyes in again and again.

10 Sep 2010 9:50pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Beautiful shot! Soft light and details, like a painting! Stunning!!!!

11 Sep 2010 2:14am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


11 Sep 2010 4:32am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Great color on this Anita. I love all of your texture work.

11 Sep 2010 1:09pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Gorgeous gold tones and colors. So painterly...

11 Sep 2010 5:12pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Beautiful Calendula specimen really well photographed. The processing is absolutely superb!

12 Sep 2010 6:47pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Stunning and expertly processed

23 Sep 2010 12:47pm

4 seconds
ISO 160
105 mm