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    Re: Flower

    Hi Antonio!

    I see a large halo around the whole thing. Was a lot of PP involved?

    Also, probably from noise reduction on a jpeg or just bad jpeg conversion, the brown background has a lot of artifacts/ripples with shades of brown in it.
    What kind of flower is it?

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    Re: Flower

    Quote Originally Posted by Alis View Post
    Hi Antonio! I see a large halo around the whole thing. Was a lot of PP involved? Also, probably from noise reduction on a jpeg or just bad jpeg conversion, the brown background has a lot of artifacts/ripples with shades of brown in it.
    What kind of flower is it?
    Heloo Alis

    If you comment about the halo is because I missed the point because it is to be with halo, say a little blur around the central point is intentional.
    The original image is just fine.

    I can't tell you the name of the flower not even in Portuguese because my wife is not here with me now

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    Re: Flower

    I was referrring to the blurred whitish border around the flower where it meats the brown background.

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    I'd call it more of a glow. I like it - it adds a very soft and smooth feeling to the image to what would otherwise be a very hard and uninviting edge. Well done

    I agree with Ali, there is something weird going on with the background. Lots of blocky compression artificats and some posterization. I'd mask it all out (create a clean mask from the origional) and blur it, which will work well since its pretty much a solid color. That should fix the issues so the background dosn't grab any attention.

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    Re: Flower

    Quote Originally Posted by Alis View Post
    Hi Antonio! I see a large halo around the whole thing. Was a lot of PP involved? Also, probably from noise reduction on a jpeg or just bad jpeg conversion, the brown background has a lot of artifacts/ripples with shades of brown in it.
    What kind of flower is it?
    I don't know what to tell you Alis because I see nothing particular and - foe me - the background is very dark brawn.

    However, I must tell you that this is an old picture.
    OK This is no excuse as this is from a raw file and a raw file is a raw file. Right ?

    I just "prepared" another one with the white background but Smugmug is down at the moment and I am blocked. It happens rarely

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentDub View Post
    I'd call it more of a glow. I like it - it adds a very soft and smooth feeling to the image to what would otherwise be a very hard and uninviting edge. Well done
    I am not sure if I like it or not. Just was wondering if it is intentional or it is relaetd to what is going on with the background, like a less than perfect selection/masking...

    But now that I look at it, I don't think I like that much of it. May be a soft edge would be enough, this is a wide band of white around the flower, but I agree it is a matter of taste, isn't it?

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    Re: Flower

    Quote Originally Posted by KentDub View Post
    I'd call it more of a glow. I like it - it adds a very soft and smooth feeling to the image to what would otherwise be a very hard and uninviting edge. Well done I agree with Ali, there is something weird going on with the background. Lots of blocky compression artifacts and some posterization. I'd mask it all out (create a clean mask from the origional) and blur it, which will work well since its pretty much a solid color. That should fix the issues so the background dosn't grab any attention.
    I understand now what you both mean...
    When I shot this I was not a child no, , but I was not experience - still I am not - in CS. I was not even using LR.
    And, about LR and CS, you know I use often both programs ?
    Not only for the canvas and all that stuff I do, like name and so forth, but to manipulate a bit like correcting perspective, convergences, lens corrections, large cloning which I know very very (twice) little...
    Thank you Kent

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    Re: Flower

    If I remember and when Smug is up I will post another one with white background as I said before.
    Thank you friends
    Your opinions and critiques are appreciated.

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    Re: Flower

    Quote Originally Posted by Alis View Post
    But now that I look at it, I don't think I like that much of it. May be a soft edge would be enough, this is a wide band of white around the flower, but I agree it is a matter of taste, isn't it?
    It is. The effect is very prominate in the image. What I usually do when making artistic adjustments like this is to get it to where I like it, then back it off 10 to 20%. When making adjustments like this I like to ask myself if the effect should be dominating, supporting (moderate), or subtle. While these are completely qualitative words, it helps us determin when to stop - and we usually stop when we've gone just a bit to far (10 to 20% in my case).

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    Re: Flower

    Bbbrrrrrrr ! It's terrible !!!
    How can I do such a thing ?
    bbbrrrrrr !!!!!!!!!......

    Flower

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    Re: Flower

    I like version with the white background. Nice image!

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    Re: Flower

    Quote Originally Posted by cneedha View Post
    I like version with the white background. Nice image!
    You do ! Great ! I don't like it that much !...
    I also use Mac
    Thank you for your kind comment.

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    Re: Flower

    It’s a slipper orchid, I prefer the white background

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    Re: Flower

    Flower with BG changed
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    Re: Flower

    Quote Originally Posted by ashwin View Post
    Flower with BG changed

    Nice. Good. Thank you !
    "Ne mas te" Can you please write this correctly ?!...
    It is supposed to be "thank you"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Correia View Post
    Nice. Good. Thank you !
    "Ne mas te" Can you please write this correctly ?!...
    It is supposed to be "thank you"
    " NAMASTE ' is correct., while welcoming somenone with folded hands, we call
    " N A M A S T E "

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    Re: Flower

    Quote Originally Posted by ashwin View Post
    " NAMASTE ' is correct., while welcoming somenone with folded hands, we call
    " N A M A S T E "
    Then teach me to write SHUCREA, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Correia View Post
    Then teach me to write SHUCREA, please.
    Spelling is correct.... ( SHUKRIYA ) it means THANK YOU

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    Re: Flower

    Quote Originally Posted by ashwin View Post
    Spelling is correct.... it means THANK YOU
    I know. Shucrea !

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