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photoblog image Flower Forest - 3 (Morning Glory)

and this is the last in the series...looks like some sort of orchid to me..

Update:have slightly amended title -  to appease Deji (see comment)...I've also kept this from yesterday..as I rather like it (as well as the previous shot) and not many people looked at it yesterday!...So I thought I'd FORCE y'all to look.

nicole limperopulos from United States 20 Aug 2006, 04:30
i don't know how you got these effects, but they are amazing. i love the black background and the way the flower seemingly emerges from the darkness. really nice shot.
Barbara: Thanks Nicole...I had to darken out some of the back of the flower at the stem, so there has been a bit of retouching.

Orie 20 Aug 2006, 20:17
the picture is stunning. I have loads of pictres of flowers but never got one to look like that. x
its not an orchid its called morning glory.
Barbara: xxxxxx

deji77 from United Kingdom 20 Aug 2006, 22:55
A very captivating shot with a rather dull title :p
Barbara: Changed it (slightly) for you.

Angela 21 Aug 2006, 08:44
Stunning, the black background really works, it gives it a kind of richness. You are becoming a pro !
Barbara: Very kind...but hardly!

Nike 21 Aug 2006, 09:57
Good work Miss K!
Barbara: Thanks Ms P!

debola from Nigeria 21 Aug 2006, 10:42
This is really nice Barbara. black background works for me
Barbara: Yes.. I like black..but I must move on...mustn't I?

E Etomi from Nigeria 21 Aug 2006, 11:43
Lovely effect Barbara
Barbara: Thanks E

Visual Vault 21 Aug 2006, 16:33
I call it... no... that's not appropriate.... I call it... 'Purple Flower on Black Background' yes.. that's it... It's a masterpiece, all we have to do now is write some story about how barb lost her left big toe while being attacked by killer venus fly traps on a photography expedition deep into the heart of her neighbours back yard, and then they'll call her a visionary... we can sell it to the museum of modern art for millions, and i can take my 15% comission and go home happy... yeah.. it's genious! smile

-V V-
Barbara: What's inappropriate?

Visual Vault 21 Aug 2006, 19:20
I'm inappropriate wink
Barbara: Yes I knew THAT, just wondered what else was...

Petra from Netherlands 21 Aug 2006, 19:39
I love this...it doesn't look like a flowershot anymore, and that is meant to be positive Barbara. For me it looks like a beautiful purple abstract. Well done!!
Barbara: Thank you Petra

Diya from Switzerland 21 Aug 2006, 20:27
this is a real nice shot and composition of a beautiful flower

very nice
Diya
Barbara: Thanks for stopping by Diya

Archibald Kerr from Sri Lanka 22 Aug 2006, 03:36
I like this shot, mainly because that purple/blue colour is my favourite.... You've done well with the processing here though and the off centre framing makes the photo even more interesting to me.
Barbara: Thank you ...there wasn't too much processing just darkened the stem bit out.

Suby from Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK) 22 Aug 2006, 15:33
For the Subster who does not like flower shots in general (I do not see why they look so nice to everyone, you seen one in my books, you seen em all), this is a eye pleasing shot.

I am soo loving the black backgrond and the way the purple flower sorta peaks it's head out of the darkness, The sharpeness sorta graduates, sharp in front, not so shar at the back, works big time.

You actually almost achieve the holy grail from the Subster on a flower shot as you get a ABSOLUTELY STONKING STONKING SHOT (it's a step down from that coveted and rarely(but most sort after) I L...Y")

Suby
P.s
So if you have got the eyes for such images, why post tomorrows shot?
Barbara: Absolved (and don't think I'm bullying you!)
Barbara
p.s. beauty is in the eye of the beholder and if we had a general consensus on what constitutes a good image...life would be very very dull indeed. The shot for 22nd August might not be as good as this one..but then again are all your shots of the same quality or liked by all? Bxxxxxxxx

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AP 23 Aug 2006, 02:25
Really love this one barb. Actually have really enjoyed sll your flower shots over the past week. Contrary to Suby's opinion every flower is different. There is so much variety in the floral world. Tomorrow I go back over to the botanical gardens.
Barbara: Thanks Ammo...look forward to your next flower shots then!

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