Cactus

CornflakeCornflake Major grinsPosts: 2,240Registered Users Major grins

One of the last cactus flowers of this season.

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,346Registered Users Major grins

    So so beautiful.....Oh if there was a way to suppress or make the distracting busy bg disappear....maybe just go super dark....probably lot of work....I don't know how to do it.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,389Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 27, 2018

    Incredible geometry! Very nice.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,240Registered Users Major grins

    Taz, Cristobal, thanks! Taz, I hear you. I processed this one five times. Almost all my attention was on the background. In one version I suppressed all details.

    The result didn't look believable to me. I settled on reducing most of the detail so that the background was barely there. Obviously, it's debatable.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,324Registered Users Major grins

    Very nice, Don. I prefer the " doctored " version even though it lost a little sharpness in the process.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,240Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks. The second one (which was chronologically first) is less sharp because I wasn't as careful with my selections. I thought it would be simple to select the flower in this one. It wasn't. On the fifth try I got pretty good at it. :)

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,346Registered Users Major grins

    Love the second one! First one too....
    Cheers!~

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,389Registered Users Major grins

    I favor the dark background too. Nice work.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,240Registered Users Major grins

    Maybe I made the wrong call on what to do with the background. Thanks for the input.

  • EiaEia Major grins Posts: 3,595Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 9, 2018

    Beautiful! I like the original. The second one seems to have lost detail in some of the petals but maybe it's just that my eyes can't adjust fast enough from the soft background to the flower. Maybe just a bit of blur given to the bg in the first but as is I like it. It also gives it a floating feel to the bloom.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,240Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks, AnnaMaria.

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