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.:: Summer Memories V ::.

Originally posted December 29, 2008 | Revamped January 24, 2013

A simple photo of a yellow Marigold (Tagetes) from my garden. :rose:
This shot was taken in Macro mode + Manual settings for a pleasant bokeh effect in the background.

In the revamp I kept the rectangular cropping, but changed the composition to let more leaves and bokeh show. besides, I saturated the natural yellow and green tones and improved the brightness and contrast.

Shot with a Canon PowerShot A630 | Postprocessed with Adobe Photoshop CS4
Full View recommended | I hope you'll like it!

Silvia Colombo . 2006-2013 - All rights reserved.
You are NOT allowed to use (reproduce, copy, publish, transmit, duplicate, redistribute, edit, alter, manipulate, print, sell, download to re-upload) my art in any way without my written permission.

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Hi there! I hope you are doing well. :)

Wow! This caught my eye while browsing.

Flowers are beautiful. It takes a lot to take a nice photograph of a flower. :nod:

I really like the vivid color and lighting here. The highlights aren't blown out, but there is a really bright spot near the centre. (that could just be my screen. )
I like the level of saturation here. Good work!

I think the background is nice. It contrasts nicely.
It's blurred for the most part, though a sharp leaf in the lower left is a bit distracting.

I think the composition is good, but perhaps a square crop could accentuate the piece more. Throwing the subject slightly off center increases the impact, just a bit.
A small note about your signature, I might move it to the lower right, but that's a matter of preference.

Overall, a lovely photograph!
Take care! :heart:
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This flower is so lovely.

The yellow is very eye catching. The shadows look perfectly positioned, it really brings your eyes to the middle of the flower.

The background make the flower stand out more and I love the subtle light in it as well. Its dazzling.

Its certainly a happy photograph. As I looked at it, I felt the warmth in the photo.

The name really suits it. It make you recall happy times and happy memories as you look it.

As a lover of nature photography, particularly flowers, this is a beautiful piece.

Thanks for sharing it with us.
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raexie Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
this is beautiful ;v;
angelicasophi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist
This is lovely!
ivory-phills Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful! I love the way the lighting and shadows created this peaceful feeling to the flower!
mrsellen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
soo beautiful,,,, ! Love that color also,,, Like the sun,,,,
MatrixCyber Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Very beautiful flower ! :deviation:
I will use as my desktop background ! :D
WishmasterAlchemist Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanx! :bow:
MatrixCyber Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Welcome ! :D
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