A few more Orchids and Flowers. SX50

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Hollander
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A few more Orchids and Flowers. SX50
Mar 18, 2014

When I can't get out during the dark and rainy days in the winter time I always go and pay a visit to our local Garden Centre. Hope this collection of pictures will cheer us up. 

Bromeliad.  I've read a tutorial on how to use the "Flashlight tool" in CS6. With that in mind I really under exposed the picture to the point where it was almost dark. Time to play now, this is what I came up with. Not to bad for a first time, but the most import end thing was to learn a new way for enhancing your pictures. For you who are interested you can find the "Flash light tool" under Filter go to Render >Lighting Effects. Then in the top left corner scroll down in Custom to Flash light

African Violets.

  I hope you and Mrs. Augustin will like this.  

Cheers,

Rob.

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In reply to Hollander, Mar 18, 2014

Rob,

Wonderful series.  Flowers are my favorite subjects and you've done these proud!

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In reply to Hollander, Mar 19, 2014

Rob,

After having lasted for a number of months, many of the blooms in our indoor orchid garden are beginning to fade, so your beautiful portfolio is welcomed. I also always enjoy your framings, simple but very effective with well chosen colors. I've never tried the flashlight feature before (Photoshop CS has SO MANY features), so thanks for the tip. It looks like it can be fun.

Ed

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MurryG wrote:

Rob,

Wonderful series. Flowers are my favorite subjects and you've done these proud!

Murry

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Thank you so much Murry for looking and your comments.

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Well done, I do like flower photography because nothing else seems to have such gradients of light and color as flowers do and yours show this perfectly.

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Thank you very much, Rob, for this outstanding and delightful flower images ! My wife was especially attracted by the brown orchid (#2) and decided to get also one

Congratulations,

Augustin

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VisionLight wrote:

Rob,

After having lasted for a number of months, many of the blooms in our indoor orchid garden are beginning to fade, so your beautiful portfolio is welcomed. I also always enjoy your framings, simple but very effective with well chosen colors. I've never tried the flashlight feature before (Photoshop CS has SO MANY features), so thanks for the tip. It looks like it can be fun.

Ed

Thank you Ed for your comments. There is a local orchid grower here, Do I ever love to spend a few hours in there. Unfortunately it's not open to the public.

Rob.

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In reply to Hollander, Mar 19, 2014

It sure is nice to see some colour. My flower beds are still covered in snow...the latest in the year since we moved here in the late nineties. Thanks rob.

Brian

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brianj wrote:

Well done, I do like flower photography because nothing else seems to have such gradients of light and color as flowers do and yours show this perfectly.

Brian

Thank you Brian for your comments. Yes, it cheers me up during those rainy and cloudy winter days.

Rob.

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Hello,

The color & clarity is fantastic and your compositional skills are really outstanding. Very well done!

Take care,

Tony

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Augustin Man wrote:

Thank you very much, Rob, for this outstanding and delightful flower images ! My wife was especially attracted by the brown orchid (#2) and decided to get also one

Congratulations,

Augustin

You're welcome Augustin, I'm happy to hear that your wife like the orchids.

Take care,

Rob.

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Cybertony wrote:

Hello,

The color & clarity is fantastic and your compositional skills are really outstanding. Very well done!

Take care,

Tony

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Thank you Tony for the kind words. Thanks to you and Kenn I'm now starting to get into birding. So far I love it.

Cheers,

Rob.

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It sure is nice to see some colour. My flower beds are still covered in snow...the latest in the year since we moved here in the late nineties. Thanks rob.

Brian

Thanks Brian, I sure hope you get a lot of warmer weather coming up and get rid of all that snow once and for all.

Cheers,

Rob.

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