Two orchids for viewing

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by daodang, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. Two orchids to enjoy
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    Cheers
     
  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very lovely Dao. I like the framing actions too. Are those your design?

    Regards,

    Frank
     
  3. Hi Frank,
    yes it's my design. Thanks for viewing.
     
  4. Dao -

    Interesting treatment of the background on the second shot. I like that, although I'm also seeing what appears to be a motion blur. Is that part of the effect, or did the wind nudge the orchid when you got the shot?
     
  5. Beautiful images Dao. I was wondering what the background is in #2, I can't quite figure it out.
     
  6. Hi David,

    You got it right. It's motion blur. After isolating the background, I made it a bit noisy (using the noise filter) then applied a motion blur to create the effect. What I was trying to do is to making the background looking as it is behind a semi-translucent papyrus.

    Thanks for the comment.

    Respect
     
  7. Hi Gordon,

    In the original picture, the background was the parts of another orchid flower, leaves and stems. I isolated it then applied the following transformations:
    1. put some noise in it (add noise filter)
    2. create the blur effect usint motion blur filter
    3. finally, colorize it red using a hue/saturation layer with colorize checked

    That's one of my «cheating» ways to isolate the positive space (main subject) from the negative one (the suroundings) when I can't do it directly with the original.

    Sincere respect, my friend.
     
  8. Very interesting Dao, I wish you were close by I would like to meet and learn from you. You have a lot to share and do it in a very quite way. Thanks.
     
  9. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Dao,

    How was the surgery and how are you doing.

    I love the effect. I was able to get a similar effect, but on a smaller area, with the liquify tool.

    All very nicely done.

    The first frame seems to clash a bit or distract from the gorgeous Orchid, which I have forgotten the name of.

    The second frame is perfect to me for that beautiful Orchid, adding to the image.

    (what was mentioned in another post, women see a bit different) :>))

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    Regards
    Gale
     
  10. Gale, a warm thank for your concern. I'm recover finely from my surgery. I can see clearly with my right eye now.

    The orchid in picture #1 is a Lindleyanum phragmipedium.
     
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