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Orchid Reflection

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 16 February 2012 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Lensbaby and my first experiment with the Flood Filter by Flaming Pear. You can get a 30 day free trial to try it out, and it's not expensive beyond that. Just having fun!

Visit the new Flowers Spotlight Tutorial and gallery! You'll find great tips for enhancing your flower photography! You'll find some of your fellow Aminus3 photographers displaying some of their gorgeous work!

NIKON D300 1/80 second ISO 200

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MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Fabulous - love this effect!

16 Feb 2012 5:10am

Animesh Naskar from kolkata, India

I love this archids,,,,,,,,,,

16 Feb 2012 7:17am

Animesh Naskar from kolkata, India

I love this archid........

16 Feb 2012 7:18am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great Barbara!! Really great!! Which lens did you use??

16 Feb 2012 7:22am

@Riccardo: Thanks, Riccardo. I used the Lensbaby, a soft focus lens. It's a 50mm lens and I believe I used the 4mm macro adapter on the front of the lens.

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium


16 Feb 2012 9:12am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Stunning - nobody does it better.

16 Feb 2012 9:20am

farnaz.m from tehran, Iran

amazing!! so beautiful!

16 Feb 2012 9:54am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Gorgeous result Barbara! Love the softness and flood effect is working really well here:-)
(and a reminder I used the Flood Filter on some pics a while ago and totally forgot about....thanks;-))

16 Feb 2012 9:57am

@Marleen: Thanks, Marleen. More to play with, huh!

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France


16 Feb 2012 10:19am

Ernest from Sydney, Australia

Very nice, I like the reflection.

16 Feb 2012 12:03pm

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

C'est délicat, c'est vaporeux, c'est beau !

16 Feb 2012 2:12pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful reflections, amazing colors !!!!

16 Feb 2012 4:42pm

Bertrand Duhamel from Roxton Pond, Quebec, Canada

Nice composition and beautiful effect !

16 Feb 2012 5:16pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Einfach Wunderbar.

16 Feb 2012 5:30pm

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Excellent job!

16 Feb 2012 5:38pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States


16 Feb 2012 6:30pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

What a wonderful effect Barbara! I love it! ;-)

16 Feb 2012 7:20pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Ooh! I like!

16 Feb 2012 8:32pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully composed with the wavy reflections below! The fuschia color stands out perfectly here in this dreamy composition.

16 Feb 2012 9:20pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautiful, love the softness and colors...romantic. And thanks for sharing your tips!

16 Feb 2012 9:41pm

@RBL: Thanks! Can't wait to see some more flowers in your portfolio!

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Lovely soft tone...excellent macro!

16 Feb 2012 9:50pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful! That was a great tutorial that you created. It was really informative and had great tips. I plan to put them to use when spring comes!

16 Feb 2012 10:34pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks, Elaine! Can't wait for spring then!

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Interesting effects. Glad you are having fun.

16 Feb 2012 11:16pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

this has a wonderful feel of subtle beauty about it - great soft light enhances that effect even further! love your work on this photo!

17 Feb 2012 2:04am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


17 Feb 2012 3:24am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Beautiful capture of this thirsty orchid! Love the soft focus of the lensbaby, great job!

17 Feb 2012 5:44am

JCJ from Troyes, France

nice picture

17 Feb 2012 6:20am

Fahime from Thr, Iran


17 Feb 2012 6:54am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

A ***** shot :)

17 Feb 2012 8:57am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States


17 Feb 2012 12:49pm

@Trina: Thanks, Trina. Lovely portfolio. I sure know a lot of Pennsylvania photogs! :)

Florence from Paris, France

A very original compo and process Barbara. Looks as if the flower were giant !
Exquisite colors !

17 Feb 2012 1:57pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


17 Feb 2012 3:31pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

a very nice result! Love the light here and the ripples :) There is another free plugin for waterripples from redfield, which works like a charm, you might wanna try it when your demo expires :) http://www.redfieldplugins.com/filterWaterRipples.htm

17 Feb 2012 3:54pm

@daniela scharnowski: Thanks, Daniela - the WaterRipples plugin looks good too!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

So, was there no water involved in taking this shot? ;-) Very lovely!

17 Feb 2012 6:06pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Magnifique avec ces teintes délicates !

18 Feb 2012 11:12am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A charming and elegant creation, like the tones & softness.

18 Feb 2012 3:20pm

franz from Baden, Austria

beautifully misty and mysterious, with gorgeous colours and patterns on the petals !!

18 Feb 2012 4:55pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wow, what's not to love about seeing the beauty of this orchid even further reflected. A glowing image. :-)

18 Feb 2012 6:37pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This is an impressive combination of effects. Beautiful work, as always, Barbara.

19 Feb 2012 1:46am

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

A very good photo heigh-key. with a subtle depth of field.
Great delicacy and sensitivity.
I like.

19 Feb 2012 4:34am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium


19 Feb 2012 10:34am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

So good this sweet flower!

19 Feb 2012 4:57pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

I love this, barbara, but, do you know what would really make it a strong pic, for me: to dampen a lot the flowerhead on the left (I can live with the one behind the orchid) and that little bit of green too, so that our eye is concentrated on the main orchid flower. That reflection is superb! best to you, :OD

20 Feb 2012 2:49am

@janina: Thanks, Janina. I had thought about applying more diffusion to the left side, and may still try that. I'm always experimenting! :)

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

Very well done!
Beautiful picture!

22 Feb 2012 8:22pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Fresh and elegant!

24 Feb 2012 8:41am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Just a touch of....orchids! A most appealing processing!

2 Mar 2012 10:52am

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