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Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by daodang, Feb 9, 2005.
Two orchids to enjoy
Very lovely Dao. I like the framing actions too. Are those your design?
yes it's my design. Thanks for viewing.
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?
Beautiful images Dao. I was wondering what the background is in #2, I can't quite figure it out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.