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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD750
Location: Gallipolis, Ohio
Date: Feb 14, 2008
Aperture: f8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

No Photoshop, these roses are really like this. They cost $150 /dozen and have to be ordered months in advance.
I am curious how they do it...

Place: 811 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.1667
Avg (commenters): 5.6780
Avg (participants): 5.1236
Avg (non-participants): 5.4247
Views since voting: 14870
Views during voting: 674
Votes: 510
Comments: 61
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03/17/2009 09:46:12 PM
great idea - great colors!!
03/17/2009 08:57:31 PM
Lots of color. Interesting.
03/17/2009 04:25:09 PM
Great colors in this, I wish the one leaf/petal in the middle weren't there.
03/17/2009 02:07:01 PM
If this was done in photoshop, I'm impressed. :)
03/17/2009 11:46:58 AM
Nice and colorful.
03/16/2009 06:58:30 PM
Truly unique flowers... when I first saw these a month ago, I assumed it was completely photoshopped... now I feel compelled to ask you where you got these.
03/16/2009 01:16:24 PM
Very cool colors, nice use of the full frame. I wish the one dead piece wasn't there.
03/16/2009 08:52:46 AM
Wow! so many colours. To me the lighting looks harsh
03/16/2009 04:12:13 AM
nice shot
03/16/2009 02:24:13 AM
Here come the clowns, or is it the clones. In any event, this is a fun capture and well presented.
03/15/2009 09:04:44 PM
03/15/2009 08:57:18 PM
03/15/2009 05:45:39 PM
Are they real? Focus needs to be a little sharper. Great color.
03/15/2009 02:48:52 PM
I have never seen a flower like that. I will take your word for it that this is real. I would expect this must be carefully bred. Hope you have some notes explaining it.
03/15/2009 12:00:40 PM
Those roses are pretty amazing. I think if you had just focused on one it might be better....the out of focus rose on the right is distracting. It's the first thing my eyes go to.
03/15/2009 10:48:18 AM
Wow this is awesome, how did you get the roses to look like that? ^8
03/15/2009 10:13:50 AM
Nice colourful shot
03/15/2009 07:04:49 AM
Id say 'crazy colours' lol


03/15/2009 04:46:02 AM
Nice and bright colored roses.
03/14/2009 10:51:05 PM
lots of color
03/14/2009 05:57:03 PM
Great PP job - love the tone - keep up the good work
03/14/2009 05:51:57 PM
Oh, wow, Man! Fascinating - I want to know how this was done.
03/14/2009 03:36:05 PM
Very colorful shot. I think some of the detail on the leaves was lost from the saturation.
03/14/2009 10:04:10 AM
Great colors.
03/14/2009 08:38:40 AM
Strange! The black leaf is distracting though.
03/14/2009 07:02:17 AM
OK, now that's weird.
03/14/2009 04:25:48 AM
brilliant colors but a bit too messy or too overwhelmng IMO, 6
03/13/2009 07:24:50 PM
Are they really multiple colours?
03/13/2009 06:02:27 PM
I saw a rose like this in a recent challenge--figured it was some kind of water color or processing trick! They really come this way! To quote the Princess Bride move, "INCREdible"
03/13/2009 01:36:18 PM
The one dark, possibly dying, petal in the middle is rather distracting.
03/13/2009 12:52:38 PM
Wow! I never expected to see this colorful roses!! I'd like to know how you managed it.
03/13/2009 12:48:12 PM
how on earth...will await your PP notes
03/13/2009 11:48:12 AM
Wow, beautiful color combinations! Very nice! 8
03/13/2009 06:13:55 AM
what interesting colours, very bright and cheery
03/13/2009 12:39:56 AM
Cool shot, but what's with the dead-looking piece in the middle?
03/12/2009 11:31:10 PM
That's like my entry in the last Free Study.
Good exposure.
I do find the roses gimmicky, however.
03/12/2009 11:03:30 PM
Very colorful! I feel the dead leaves in the middle take away from the composition.
03/12/2009 09:36:47 PM
wow, never seen roses like this, thanks for sharing, good luck in the challenge
03/12/2009 09:26:30 PM
Wonderful array of colours
03/12/2009 07:31:04 PM
Good pic. A little more detail would be nice.
03/12/2009 07:03:53 PM
I'd really love to learn this technique. Really beautiful! Would be kind of nice if roses grew this way...
03/12/2009 06:51:47 PM
wow that is cool, I dying to know how the roses were coloured.
03/12/2009 06:46:40 PM
A little flat to me. Maybe to much light but I love the rainbow roses!
03/12/2009 02:56:56 PM
interesting image, nice dof
03/12/2009 11:24:38 AM
Talk about a double take, points for originality .
03/12/2009 10:17:12 AM
Wow, I...I...
03/12/2009 09:50:14 AM
Psychedelic roses!
03/12/2009 09:47:51 AM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments. RAINBOW ROSES!!!! Oh you are SO lucky to have seen them and possibly received them! These are beautiful creations. Your composition is certainly a colorful one:-) I love the colors on the roses but I do think you could make them pop even more by boosting the contrast. The colors are good but not a vibrant as they *could* be....they look juuussstttt a tad washed out. I will dare to make one little critique (yeah, I know, I know, picky, picky right:-) ). It think the composition would be even better had you changed your angle to shoot a bit more upward so that the purple red petal seen in the bottom right corner would then hide the black and decaying leaf seen right behind it.
03/12/2009 09:34:31 AM
nice colors, but the dead leaves in the center of the image are little distracting
03/12/2009 05:02:57 AM
Amazing colors... would have plucked off the dead petal first.
03/12/2009 04:57:52 AM
This really brings about a strong reaction in me! It just looks so wrong, and I wonder how it is possible. Your focus is good, but I find the composition clumsy.
03/12/2009 12:15:04 AM
is this real?
03/11/2009 10:23:09 PM
this must have been fun to put together. lovely bright colors
03/11/2009 09:52:11 PM
I'm sure my wife the florist would love to know if these roses are "real" and how the colors were achieved. The deal leaf in the middle adds some realism.
03/11/2009 09:19:40 PM
Vivid colors ... maybe to vivid
03/11/2009 06:53:39 PM
Beautiful colors.
03/11/2009 04:14:13 PM
Nice shot. Maybe almost too much going on, but nice detail. :)
03/11/2009 10:23:10 AM
Those are a touch funky. I'm not sure about that one leaf in the middle there, though.
03/11/2009 08:49:25 AM
Beautiful flowers! The dark petal in the lower/right 3rd spot seems out of place w/ all the bright cheery colors.
03/11/2009 05:59:37 AM
Wow! These colours have to be from editing, don't they?
03/11/2009 12:04:51 AM
Beautiful colors, sharp

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