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Big Leaf Hydrangea 2

Posted by Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 5 December 2010 in Plant & Nature.

I redid the image from several days ago, starting with a new RAW conversion, and using different post-processing techniques. Cropped some. I like this one better.

NIKON D300 1/3 second F/18.0 ISO 160 105 mm

hydrangea | longwood | blue | flower | flowers | lavender | macro

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Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

I like this one better too, Anita. Your crop helps to draw the eye more to the center of the flower, and the edge detail stands out nicely.

5 Dec 2010 2:31pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

De jolis coloris apportent une certaine douceur à l'ensemble ... félicitations

5 Dec 2010 3:49pm

Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

Yes, I like this better as well. It looks like a nice soft watercolor. I am amazed that you still have blooming hydrangea where you live! Mine in California are long gone.

5 Dec 2010 4:46pm

@Barbara Lee: I'm glad you like it. This was blooming INDOORS in the conservatory at Longwood Gardens. Nothing is blooming outdoors--just blah grey.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Oh, I love the enlarged view!

5 Dec 2010 5:22pm

rian from Vestavia Hlls, United States

it's like those images seen under an electron microscope.. great tone.. :)

5 Dec 2010 6:05pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Amazing pastels!

5 Dec 2010 6:05pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such gorgeous and unusual color. So great to see on this day that is nothing other than shades of winter grey!

5 Dec 2010 6:36pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is an incredible macro...just a purely beautiful shot and treatment. Well done, Anita. BRAVO.

5 Dec 2010 6:37pm

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

looks almost hand drawn it is so 'sharp' - I like it better than the other day's version

6 Dec 2010 1:59pm

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

Beaucoup de douceur dans cette photo

6 Dec 2010 2:30pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Lovely arrangement as always Anita. Beautiful soft lighting and tones.

6 Dec 2010 11:54pm

Kala from United States

Gorgeous light, color and details.

7 Dec 2010 12:11am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Oh, yes, much sweeter . . and more 'You' !

9 Dec 2010 10:21am

Jim Wilson from Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

Lovely, Anita. The processing is wonderful.

9 Dec 2010 3:34pm