Actually, Clematis Ramona, and since I cut the vine that fed her, she IS dying in the photo. Unusual to have a bloom on this particular plant so late in the year.
Shot for the fun of it, with no particular challenge in mind. Only a few hours later the HIGH DOF challenge started. By the time I realized this the next morning, Ramona was dead, and I had no more blooms to work with. So I took to advanced editing and entered this challenge.
I suspended the flower by its vine in front of a black background. Of course the vine's been cloned out, as have a couple minor blemishes on the petals. Illuminated it from roughly the 7:00 and 10:00 positions from your perspective.
PP: WB, clarity, vib, sat, crop, hue, lvls, topaz detail, minor cloning & burning, sharpen & format for DPC.
Thanks for looking.
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Dont get the title, but that is just me. Its a photography contest so in that sense, it does notmatter.
A crisp, clean, great capture of the flower. The compositon of this is really very good, and I think something that took a little thought and arranging................It works really well.
Maybe the green in the leaves is a touch overdone, but the purple of the flower is brilliant and right.........just nudging the green sat down a touch might have removed the slight fake look on some areas of the leaves, but thats a minor thing.
The border, honestly, its a bit of nothing. Looks more to me like you wanted a little extra black space, so went with a purple 1pxline to be the least obtrusive. I think a thinker line (2px) and them being a little closer to the flower, giving wider black bands, would have finished it off a little better..
But, minor things. A really good image...........