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    Flowers in my gardens

    These are some of the spring flowers in my gardens. My daylilies will come next. I have finished planting my containers and have put in more annuals and perennials. I cannot wait for the seasons to play out. I will have flowers until frost.

    Spiderwort
    Flowers in my gardens

    Cactus Flower Dahlia
    Flowers in my gardens

    Live Wire grass
    Flowers in my gardens

    Osteospermum "Lilac Spoon"
    Flowers in my gardens

    Your C&C as always, welcome
    Last edited by Marie Hass; 20th May 2011 at 09:18 PM. Reason: added pictures

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    Hi Marie: Don't know how I missed these yesterday, but I think they are excellent. I especially like 1 & 2. 3 & 4 are great shots, but I'm not sure about the treatment. It all goes to personal taste though. Definitely points for creativity. I like the treatment on #3 it's very interesting, but on this particular shot it just looks confusing to me. I also like #4, however I think I would like it better if it was all in colour.

    Thanks for sharing, hope to be able to watch your garden grow here at CiC.

    Wendy

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    Marie, #2 is fantastic. Nice sharp vibrant and well defined flower. Well done.

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    Very good shots. #2 is very sharp and 'stand-out'. #1 looks a little yellow in the background on my monitor - how did you process it? I think #4 might look better as a square format of just the bottom flower. Nice work.

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    #2 looks a little yellow in my monitor as well...#3 is interesting, but I think it would be moreso if the insert was way sharpened and very crisp almost to the point of making your eyes wince. I've never been much of a fan of cross pollination, so #4 doesn't do much for me. Never did much for me when I tried it as well.

    A tighter crop on #1 would really make it pop out! I likes its colors a lot.

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    I like #3.... but would like it more without the layering treatment. You captured the raindrops and the grass looks so springtime fresth. And... the touch of pink. Very nice, Marie

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    Re: Flowers in my gardens

    Thank you for the feedback, everyone.

    #1, the Spiderwort, I cannot do much about. LOL. This is the color of the foliage. I did very little pp to this one other than sharpening.

    #2 was my favorite.

    Wendy and Mary, here is #3, Live Wire grass, without the transform layer.
    Flowers in my gardens

    Rob and Chris, here is #4, Osteospermum, with changed aspect ratio and all in color.
    Flowers in my gardens

    Last one.
    Flowers in my gardens

    Thanks for looking, and thank you all for taking the time to c&c.
    Last edited by Marie Hass; 21st May 2011 at 03:28 PM.

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    Re: Flowers in my gardens

    Quote Originally Posted by Marie Hass View Post
    Thank you for the feedback, everyone.

    #1, the Spiderwort, I cannot do much about. LOL. This is the color of the foliage. I did very little pp to this one other than sharpening.

    #2 was my favorite.

    Wendy and Mary, here is #3, Live Wire grass, without the transform layer.
    Flowers in my gardens

    Rob and Chris, here is #4, Osteospermum, with changed aspect ratio and all in color.
    Flowers in my gardens

    Last one.
    Flowers in my gardens

    Thanks for looking, and thank you all for taking the time to c&c.
    All three are excellent! I love #1... the DOF, the crispness, the vibrancy and the grass reflecting in the water droplets. Love it.

    My next fav would be #3. I don't usually go for images like that... but the water droplets and the vibrant green got me.

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    Re: Flowers in my gardens

    love that last one

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    Lovely set, Marie. I prefer the Osteospermum all in colour. Love that pink and blue!

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    Re: Flowers in my gardens

    Thanks everyone, again for taking the time to reply. There is a fly hunkered down in the Osteospermum. LOL Did you'uns miss him, or just not comment worthy?

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    see the little critter now

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    Hi, Marie! This is a lovely set! I've been trying to get back to you all day to try and tell you so and to comment. It's late, now, so I'll simply register that I really enjoyed them.

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