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Flowers for Valentine's Day!

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 13 February 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

May color, beauty, focus, and LOVE envelope you today!

What perfect timing! There's a new Spotlight Theme on Am3 - FLOWERS! You'll find great tips for enhancing your flower photography!

WELCOME and thanks for visiting!

For anyone interested, my recent work is now on my WEBSITE: http://www.barbarakilephoto.com/

My SPOTLIGHT Images: http://barbarakile.aminus3.com/featured/

'The Art of Flower Photography' is a new Spotlight gallery with images from some of Aminus3's best flower photographers and a tutorial on how to make great flower images:

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is an artful collage of some of your truly beautiful floral shots. Bravo.
Thanks for the heads-up and link to the AM3 flower theme, Barbara !!

13 Feb 2012 6:34am

@DULCIE: Thanks, Dulcie - and find you some flowers! :)

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

Thank you for the gorgeous array, my favourite today are the glads, which I love
buying in summer, especially ! Beautiful collage.

13 Feb 2012 6:57am

@Phil David Morris, 2012: Yes, Glads are so colorful and delicate looking. Thanks!

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Well done a great compo!

13 Feb 2012 7:13am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

A fabulous collection

13 Feb 2012 8:10am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

WOW! How beautiful! A great collection and presentation that make me SMILE...a very big SMILE! Thank you for this piece of delight, Barbara!

13 Feb 2012 10:57am

@Japanalia: Thanks! Missing your work, girl!

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Such a lovely collage...well done!

13 Feb 2012 10:58am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Thank you! What a beautiful presentation of beautiful flowers!!!

13 Feb 2012 12:03pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A stunning collage with beautiful colors! Well presented!

13 Feb 2012 1:20pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This collage is absolutely divine Barbara! Well done! ;-)

13 Feb 2012 2:00pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une très belle composition !!! pleine de chaudes couleurs !!

13 Feb 2012 2:16pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Hey, what a wonder...a beautiful collage for Valentine's Day. They are bright, beautiful and would make a great poster. Thanks for the link; I've viewed and read your tips and seen those wonderful images and have bookmarked the page to visit the others again later. I have no doubt you will continue to feature in the Spotlight. 5stars. :OD

13 Feb 2012 4:16pm

@janina: Thanks, Janina - now find you some flowers! :)

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

a fantastic collage - congratulations to this great work !

13 Feb 2012 4:24pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Drop dead gorgeous - all of them!

13 Feb 2012 5:12pm

Jim from Fort Worth, United States

Tremendous collage! All you need now is a book and a showing of your art.

13 Feb 2012 8:05pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Nice presentation of your shots.

13 Feb 2012 9:23pm

franz from Baden, Austria

a very happy valentine's day to you, barbara, and thank you for these wonderful floral greetings !!!

13 Feb 2012 10:32pm

@franz: Thank you Franz!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous collage! A beautiful Valentine's greeting!

13 Feb 2012 10:33pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I love your flowers, happy Valentines day.

13 Feb 2012 11:02pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous! bravo!

14 Feb 2012 12:06am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

A beautiful presentation. I looked at the spotlight theme gallery. Nice job in putting that together.

14 Feb 2012 1:57am

@Julie L. Brown: Thanks, Julie. I know you love your birds, but how about a flower in your bird image! :)

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

So inspired by the collection of flower macros you've curated. Thanks so much, Barbara

14 Feb 2012 2:05am

@Skyriani: Thanks, Skyriani! Now, put that inspiration to work! :)

Florence from Paris, France

A lovely way to show them all (what a talent, dear) and a nice Valentine card Barbara ! Happy Valentine day for you !

14 Feb 2012 7:59am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Oh, I love flowers too-especially with butterflies. I might get back to doing some macros this spring and summer, but I don't think I have the patience, or talent, to do the kind of texturing and layering that you, Anita, and others do so well here on aminus3!

14 Feb 2012 10:43am

@Julie L. Brown: Remember, most of the time I have no gardens, and therefore no backgrounds! :) The secret when you do have flowers is to pick the one you like, then move around to find the background you want. You don't want brown dirt or anything like that, so you find some out of focus color to use. (available with the macro or close up lens and wide open f/stops ) Texture not needed then! :)

farnaz.m from tehran, Iran

so beautiful! happy valentin's day :)

14 Feb 2012 10:52am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent series
well done
Happy Valentines Day :)

14 Feb 2012 11:01am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Wonderful set of photographs, Barbara. Amazing work, really.

14 Feb 2012 12:59pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Gorgeous selection Barbara! Wish you a Happy Valentine's Day ♡

14 Feb 2012 2:14pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Absolutely superb collage!!!! Love it!!! But then again, I am a fan of yours!! LOL

14 Feb 2012 4:22pm

@Shar: Thanks, Shar - loving your daisies too!

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

une tres belle composition

14 Feb 2012 4:46pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

LOvely :)

14 Feb 2012 5:31pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A lovely patchwork of your work ! Have a nice and sweet Valentine's day... :-)

14 Feb 2012 8:25pm

klaproos from neerkant, Netherlands

a lovely bouqet of flowers,

14 Feb 2012 10:06pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Thanks Barbara. I will definitely give that a try-just for you.

14 Feb 2012 10:55pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Wow a very beautiful and lovely collection! Great job! Happy Vday =)

14 Feb 2012 11:01pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fantastic composition, great flowers and colors !!!! Well done

15 Feb 2012 12:14am

Maria from California, United States

Barbara, I hope you had a wonderful and very happy Valentine's day...

15 Feb 2012 4:49am

Lia from Zwolle, Netherlands

A very nice presentation of these beautiful flowers!

15 Feb 2012 8:05am

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique collection de couleurs.

25 Feb 2012 10:19pm