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Ken


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Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: Hammond, Indiana
Date: Jul 13, 2007
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2007

Viewed: 859
Comments: 20
Favorites: 8 (view)

This was taken at Gibson Woods, a local forest preserve that has a few trails and small nature center. It's about 5 minutes from work and when I have time and weather permits I run there, eat lunch quickly, and then head back to work. That way when I get home after work after being gone for 11+ hours (long commute) I have more time to spend with the family.

They have wildflowers planted in front of the nature center and I took some quick shots. OK, maybe not so quick since I took an extra long lunch... Anyway it was this or a butterfly and I liked the colors in this one. Processing was similar to my Day 6 picture. I created a duplicate layer and applied a blur of 25 pixels, in multiply mode. I then sharpened background layer. Besides applying a slight darkening of edges and slight hue/sat adjustment, it was just getting levels how I wanted.

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03/14/2010 11:15:12 PM
oh my, this is wonderful! I've wondered how people get effects like that. Thanks for the description -- I have to play with that...!
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07/09/2008 09:10:28 PM
This is just beautiful...magical.
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08/05/2007 10:21:26 AM
Great soft focus. The colors are beautiful.
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07/26/2007 01:56:45 PM
nice i like the soft focus here it works very well.
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07/24/2007 09:42:33 PM
Gorgeous image and the processing is wonderful.
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07/18/2007 12:15:33 PM
This is so beautiful and dreamlike, I can't stop looking at it! You outdid yourself -- this is superb. Thanks for sharing your processing steps as well :-)
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07/17/2007 04:27:58 PM
I really like the soft focus, it gives it a very dreamy quality.
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07/17/2007 02:24:06 PM
Love the softness to this. Excellent colors as well.
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07/16/2007 01:41:31 PM
The blurred background works excellent for this! Very nice colors
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07/16/2007 03:00:53 AM
beautifully processed. Thanks for sharing your steps. This is a lovely dreamy image.
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07/14/2007 04:50:02 PM
love the soft bokeh, the colors, the single flower asking for my attention. great capture!
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07/14/2007 01:42:08 PM
Excellent post processing. This is wonderful and sets a very nice mood.
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07/14/2007 11:34:56 AM
Does the word "bokeh" apply here? Just love the spots of color in the background. I want to call this "the sad drooping flower" lol. The softness is a nice touch here.
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07/14/2007 10:36:31 AM
Lovely soft focus. This is wonderful.
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07/14/2007 10:14:07 AM
This is one of my favorites of the sid echallenge to date..the colors, the soft focus, and the composition are wonderfully pleasing and very enchanting!
~Anni
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07/14/2007 09:55:16 AM
Pretty and beautiful overall soft effect.
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07/14/2007 09:09:24 AM
Soooo beautiful. Love the candy tone clours and the softness is perfect. So pretty - and the coloring is good enough to eat.
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07/14/2007 07:15:42 AM
What a gorgeous image. It is just wonderful. Thanks for your processing tips. Now I need to try this one. You have created just a dreamy and moody feel. Love it.
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07/14/2007 06:31:02 AM
This is so spring in color and composition, and only wish it were spring here, as it is still very cold, and the middle of our winter.....
I love the freshness that you have captured with this one.....
Such wonderful colors and awesome DOF.....
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07/14/2007 06:06:17 AM
OMG this is absolutely stunning .. this it totally WOW .. i love the colours, i love your fantastic processing .. this is EXTREME !!!!!! .. i am speechless & in awe ... !!!!!!!!:):)
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