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Daffodils and Bokeh

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 22 March 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Well, we had snow in Texas Saturday - yikes..... spring HAS to be on the way, right? Let's see if some sunny daffodils can cheer us up.

3 Textures used here: 2 by Pareeerica (Bubbly and Antique Paper) and one by Nyker99 (Texture 26) both on Flickr.
After adjusting opacities and using layer masks, I felt it needed something so then finished up with Photo Stylizer by Nik ColorEfex Pro and Viveza2.
105 mm f/2.8 macro; f/11.

NIKON D300 1/3 second F/11.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I'm definitely cheered. These daffodils are spring personified.
The bokeh is wonderful, reminds me of honeycomb. A beautiful composition, Barbara !

22 Mar 2010 5:50am

Matt from San Mateo, United States

great picture! Really love the way the bokeh turned out after your processing, pleasing and complimenting your subject nicely.. very very nice!

22 Mar 2010 7:21am

Sussi from Landskrona, Sweden

Nicely organized with a beautiful tone and interesting background, good detail with nice lighting!

22 Mar 2010 9:10am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

love the compo n subtle color contrast here

22 Mar 2010 9:54am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

I like the composition, colours and overall treatment which makes it look like soaked with spring sun and energy. The bokeh textures are pretty popular nowadays, especially on Flickr. It adds a glamorous glittering to it :) It seems that spring is finally coming here. Hope it will reach you soon.

22 Mar 2010 11:05am

Magrat from Germany

Wonderful textures, Barbara.. great composition, like a painting on the wall! :)

22 Mar 2010 6:44pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

so gorgeous shot ,barbara !!
five stars !!
kiss !

22 Mar 2010 10:25pm

@marc battault: thank you, Marc.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

You do the most beautiful work! It looks so much like a watercolor.

23 Mar 2010 3:03am

@Julie Brown: Thanks, Julie.

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

J'aime beaucoup et les textures sont bien choisies pour donner cette impression de légèreté.
Bonne soirée

23 Mar 2010 4:42pm

Guido from Heusden-Zolder, Belgium

Love your work Barbara ! I've been looking around in your portfolio...and I love it. A lot of good and beautiful pictures and many topics. I will come back here.

23 Mar 2010 8:55pm

@Guido: Thank you! I've enjoyed your work as well!

Marilyn Cornwell from Toronto, Canada

Beautiful composition and textures!

24 Mar 2010 5:44pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

beautifully done!

24 Mar 2010 9:44pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

I prefer this one... well composed... excellent work.

30 Mar 2010 8:49am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Thanks everyone for stopping by to comment!

30 Mar 2010 6:59pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

joli rendu des couleurs.

11 Apr 2010 2:40pm

1/3 second
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)