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Fading Leucodendron

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 9 February 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Well, I mentioned previously that the Leucodendron took on lots of beautiful colors as it faded away. I'm not one to take images of dying plants or flowers, but this is an exception! This is hardly what I would call fading! The multi-colors were gorgeous and in this image I emphasized the purples. In a future image, I will feature warmer tones, especially the reds and greens.

2 texture layers and 2 blur layers.

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NIKON D300 3/5 seconds F/16.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Nice one!!

9 Feb 2012 6:55am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

This is one exceptional frame - well done

9 Feb 2012 7:42am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I'm struck by the amount of detail that you have retained, incredible.

9 Feb 2012 9:09am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Very beautiful ! I like the colors.

9 Feb 2012 9:21am

Anita from Bretagne, France

J'aime beaucoup ces teintes et la texture.

9 Feb 2012 12:07pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful rich colour in this shot Barbara! Incredible details! Bravo! ;-)

9 Feb 2012 12:20pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe composition, bravo

9 Feb 2012 4:48pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & so beautiful colors!!!

9 Feb 2012 8:08pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Fantastic work and a fantastic image - very well done !

9 Feb 2012 8:55pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

This is very beautiful, fantastic colors!

9 Feb 2012 9:18pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb! beautifully done in every way

10 Feb 2012 12:10am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Just beautiful!

10 Feb 2012 2:03am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful varying colors on these petals! Great detail captured in the petals as well.

10 Feb 2012 3:34am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Such a beautiful color combination, very warm and the flower so elegant with those curly petals!

10 Feb 2012 5:16am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Wonderful image! Love the colors filling the frame--flower and bg!!
How do you use the blur layers? This is something I don't know how to do.

10 Feb 2012 11:39am

@Anita: Thanks, Anita. You'll want to use a 'smart filter.' On the texture layer, once you have added your mask and painted, go to the filter menu above (think that is the right one) and click on change to smart object (or something like that). You'll see the icon change in the layer palette. Then go to filter/gaussian blur and blur to taste. Click ok. You'll see you now have an editable layer that you can go back and change. That's how I do this non destructively. Let me know if I missed something!

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

A gorgeous image. Fine shooting and processing to get such appealing picture.

10 Feb 2012 3:44pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

This is more like it...love it, and look forward to your next post of it. 4stars. :OD

10 Feb 2012 9:54pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

The color is incredible, but I am pulled in by the texture as well. The detail is nicely offset by the background.

11 Feb 2012 5:06pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


11 Feb 2012 8:49pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Lovely colors!

12 Feb 2012 7:13am

ღ Isa ღ from Vaucluse, France

Très beau cliché... très joli post traitement.

12 Feb 2012 2:50pm

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Very sharp, particularly beautiful separation from the background. Textbook perfection !~

12 Feb 2012 5:18pm

franz from Baden, Austria

stunning creation ...

12 Feb 2012 9:29pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Magnifique! j'aime beaucoup le post traitement !

12 Feb 2012 9:37pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Nice treatment!

12 Feb 2012 9:59pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A very nice treatment! Beautiful photo!

12 Feb 2012 11:21pm

Maureen from Prescott, United States

So pretty! Your flowers and the texture additions are so lovely!

13 Feb 2012 1:52am

Maria from California, United States

Thanks Barbara, your "greeting card" collection is stunning!

13 Feb 2012 3:51am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

The colors and texture are beautifully captured Barbara!

15 Feb 2012 12:44pm

Ernest from Sydney, Australia

Nice colour, texture and presentation.

16 Feb 2012 12:04pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States


21 Feb 2012 8:49pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Wonderful! Lovely tones.

24 Feb 2012 8:38am

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3/5 seconds
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)