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    I.....it.....it's a tulip!

    I don't seem to have a dark background, anymore (the other one/wall really wasn't working); so, I tried to use the back of the reflector shield that I have. It was all wrinkly. I just need to keep searching the craft stores for some nicer card stock, is all. I think it looks better against a dark background, though, and that is why I included this one - wrinkles and all.

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    Are they too "worked on"?
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    Every one looks pretty good for me, Katy. The last one has more character to it due to the strong contrast but I am leaning more into liking #2 and #3 the best. The softness and the colors seem to work seamlessly with this type of subject. Well done.

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    Cool! Thanks, Jiro!

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    Very good, Katy. I think you are improving (I just get worse). The last one is the most striking, but I think I'd have pulled back those two 'come-from-nowhere' leaves at the bottom.

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    Very good, Katy. I think you are improving (I just get worse).
    Oh, wow! Thanks!

    The last one is the most striking, but I think I'd have pulled back those two 'come-from-nowhere' leaves at the bottom.
    I didn't even 'see' it that way until just now. That makes sense.

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    Great shots Katy. I liked them all. But if I had to state my 'druthers,' then I would go for #2. But only by a gnat's whisker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucci View Post
    Great shots Katy. I liked them all. But if I had to state my 'druthers,' then I would go for #2. But only by a gnat's whisker.
    Ken I'm hoping they get your drift...
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    I totally agree with others. Very delicate and expertly lit. As Rob has said the two leaves can be removed but apart from that I think they are cracking shots.
    Are they too "worked on"?
    not at all. In fact along with the removal of the leaves the shot with the dark background would benefit from a couple of dabs with the black dropper in levels.

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    No, no, nooooo... I speak "ucci"! (I think! Is there something I'm missing?)

    Thanks, Ken!

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    I totally agree with others. Very delicate and expertly lit. As Rob has said the two leaves can be removed but apart from that I think they are cracking shots.


    not at all. In fact along with the removal of the leaves the shot with the dark background would benefit from a couple of dabs with the black dropper in levels.
    Oh, goody! I'll just have to figure out how to do that, then.

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    Very delicate Katy. I like the light background best. Probably because it makes the whole look like a watercolor a bit. I agree about the leaves in picture 2, in picture 1 they don't really bother me because they are clearly a part of the flower there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    Oh, goody! I'll just have to figure out how to do that, then.
    Get a sharp knife and cut them off... oh, you mean the black stuff? Select the background with the magic wand tool (I included one of the rogue leaves too) then add a 'solid colour' layer in PS. I used black.


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    I like them all, but am partial to number 3... although a bit more contrast or saturation would suit 'my' unexpert ( I make up my own words cuz I'm kool like that ) taste. And, yes... the rogue leaves must go.

    P.S. I forgot to mention that another reason I luv it... it's... PINK.
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    Hi Katy, for me the darker background in the last one really makes the detail and subtle color changes in the pedals really stand out. A winner! The leaves are like two arms praising the beauty of the blossom.

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    Beautiful Katy, and certainly not overdone, very natural and delicate looking. I prefer #2 without the leaves and with the white background. All of them are extremely well done though, love them

    Wendy

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    Gorgeous, Katy. I think you have crossed a threshold here in terms of communicating your vision. Congratulations and I look forward to seeing more.

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    Hi,
    "Closest" I like it.....most ()

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    Re: I.....it.....it's a tulip!

    Hi Katy,

    These are something special, like many others, #2 for me, but only just.

    I think the light background suits the subtle colours nicely.
    I prefer Rob's version of #4 on black to the 'wrinkly blue' though

    Good work,

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    Re: I.....it.....it's a tulip!

    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    No, no, nooooo... I speak "ucci"! (I think! Is there something I'm missing?)

    Thanks, Ken!
    Of course you do!! Like a toff, in fact. And nothing has gotten past your ken* in this post * No, not me but ' ken,' as in "D' ye ken John Peel in his coat so grey... etc., etc.," ... Goodness I can't believe what I have just written... Hmmm maybe need to go back on the tablets... or stop smoking those funny cigarettes......

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    I'm a bit overwhelmed in even thinking about responding... (meaning, only, there's quite a few of you to respond to...) Thanks, everyone, for your super encouragement! Truth be told, the photos didn't even come near to catching the glowing delicacy of this flower, which I enjoyed for a good week or more! I think I've just discovered on my own why to use focus stacking. Anyhoo,...

    Mary, you're adorable! and very kool!

    Ken, well, I don't ken John Peel personally....LOL! Snort! Please, don't go back on the tablets....
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