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Calendula 2a

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 23 September 2010 in Plant & Nature.

I took Tomas' advice on prior post--centered, cropped, cloned green. I also took it into Elements and used shadow/highlights.

NIKON D300 1/6 second F/16.0 ISO 160 105 mm


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Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

fabulous colour

23 Sep 2010 12:49pm

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DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Well, this change makes two entirely different shots with different points of view. Yesterday's image was about the life and energy of the whole flower (the green edges helped give boundary and definition.)
This one is about the center of the flower. Lovely with the petals closed inward waiting to unfurl.
They are each of a different nature. And wonderful.

23 Sep 2010 4:40pm

@DULCIE: Thanks for your thoughtful comment. I find it fascinating that a small change makes such a difference.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Agree with Dulcie that we need not choose between these two fine images - they each have more than enough merits to stand alone. Yesterday's was full of life and vigor and today's forms a wonderful abstract.

23 Sep 2010 6:02pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Ronnie: I always appreciate your thoughtful comments. I find it fascinating that a small change in the image created such different results.

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

I agree with Dulcie that this is a different photo than what you posted yesterday. I also agree that this one is about the centre of the blossom while the prior photo was about the whole blossom. Each of the photos has its own feel. This one has stronger impact in my opinion. Imagine it printed on a big format, perhaps with side of length about 1 meter, hanging in some hall. It would surely have strong impact and maybe even WOW effect. I think that previous photo wouldn't have so strong impact on viewer. Just my opinion ;)

23 Sep 2010 7:57pm

@Tomas Turecek: Tomas: I have you to thank for the creation of the second image, and the interesting result--two significantly different images!

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

I'm in full agreement with all above, but especially Tomas..........this definitely has the WOW thing going !!!

23 Sep 2010 10:08pm

@Susan: Thank you so much for your comments and support. I'm surprised at the impact resulting from the small change.

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

This is stunning! 5*****!

23 Sep 2010 11:20pm

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thanks so much!!

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

I love the tighter crop, and it does have more impact, IMO. Very nice!

24 Sep 2010 1:09am

@Julie Brown: Well, who would have guessed cropping a bit more would produce such a result. Thanks for commenting.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Yes! Very WOW!

24 Sep 2010 8:29pm

Jen from United States

I loved them both! I think I prefer yesterday's, although I agree with Dulcie - it's like two entirely different shots. Either way, they're beautiful!

24 Sep 2010 9:50pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

The details are absolutely amazing Anita along with such a spectacular color. Beautiful work!

25 Sep 2010 1:52am

Sue from Nashville, United States

Spectacular! I took a peek at the previous post. I'm especially drawn to this presentation.

27 Sep 2010 1:01pm

Paule from United States

Very nice close-up.


27 Sep 2010 3:46pm

1/6 second
ISO 160
105 mm