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The Last Dahlia

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The Last Dahlia
The Last Dahlia
1/80s at f/5.6 ISO 100 50mm macro lens

I am still playing with textures. This image was layered using textures of seaweed I found drifting in the tide pools at the cape this past summer.
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Aimee S. McMaster
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    ....so pretty dear Laurie; love your creative texture....how's the color up your way? I've been so busy with portrait work I haven't been able to photograph the autumn splendor....maybe this weekend before it all blows away ! have a great day ;-) Aimee


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10/27/2008 3:49:56 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Say it Isn't So!!!
Not The Last!!
This is Yet another Example of Your Incredible Talent SiS!!
Excellent!!


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10/27/2008 3:53:06 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful macro Laurie, the textures give it a bit of a painted effect.


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10/27/2008 4:08:19 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding detail - Beautifully captured Laurie! Jeff


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10/27/2008 4:32:51 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Lovely florals here, Laurie.

Dominick


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10/27/2008 4:32:52 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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GORGEOUS!! I love the subdued colour and slight texture, Laurie. Awesome work :)


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10/27/2008 4:49:00 AM

 
Peter Appelbaum
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Gorgeous effects Laurie. Gorgeous image. Peter


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10/27/2008 5:06:24 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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I think you need to start selling your textures. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!


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10/27/2008 5:22:16 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Just beautiful...love how you do this!


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10/27/2008 5:39:31 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!


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10/27/2008 6:27:11 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Wow Laurie, this is stunning, your ps work is beautiful.


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10/27/2008 6:39:35 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Amazing..so beautiful Laurie! Fantastic detail and comp!


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10/27/2008 7:32:16 AM

 
Sherry L. Davis
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So Gorgeous! Amazing work!


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10/27/2008 8:38:34 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Always enjoy your lovely and beautiful floral images. This is no exception :-)


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10/27/2008 9:51:25 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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You never cease to amaze me with your artistry! Beautifully done!


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10/27/2008 11:09:58 AM

 
Bill Knaps
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Wow Laurie, It sure is beautiful. Bill


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10/27/2008 2:10:58 PM

 
Bill Knaps
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Wow Laurie, It sure is beautiful. Bill


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10/27/2008 2:11:00 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Beautiful image and editing, Laurie! Isn't it fun to create your own textures!?


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10/27/2008 7:55:52 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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This is just beautiful, Laurie, and I'm inspired to try some of my own textures, too.


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10/27/2008 8:03:06 PM

 
A P
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OK I'm calling this.... Winner here!! Awesome work. Love how you created the texture and love the effect it gave it. Just couldn't be any better, Laurie.


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10/27/2008 10:40:40 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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hope it's not really the last Dahlia... :-) fantastic image and PS work Laurie!!!!


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10/28/2008 12:41:39 AM

 
Amy E. Schneider
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Wow...Awesome macro, great details, love the texture and colors...
This is a definite winner!!!
Beautiful capture and DD work!

Amy:)


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10/29/2008 12:10:18 PM

 
Phil Stith
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Well keep playing, Laurie, this is one luxurious capture.


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10/30/2008 7:53:38 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Brilliant work, Laurie!


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10/30/2008 3:26:05 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Absolutely stunning Laurie! An amazing piece of layer work!


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10/30/2008 10:19:47 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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What a beautiful dahlia. I love the effects.


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11/1/2008 7:18:43 AM

 
Anita Bower
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Gorgeous!!


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11/1/2008 5:20:45 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Elegant composition!!


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11/2/2008 1:12:37 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Thanks for all of your comments my friends...so much appreciated!


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11/3/2008 2:04:24 PM

 
Heather Thorsen
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Brilliant work Laurie.
I envy you (in the nicest way) your being so good with photoshop. I struggle on.


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11/7/2008 4:29:14 AM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Congratulations on the well deserved finalist!


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11/25/2008 7:08:21 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOO, Laurie
Congratulations on this wonderful finalists!!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) k


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11/25/2008 8:11:59 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Laurie- Beautiful elegance. Congratulations on being a finalist. Well earned, good luck in the next round.


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11/25/2008 8:20:40 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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MESMERIZING!!!
Truly a gorgeous finalist!
~Lisa


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11/25/2008 8:41:12 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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another superb finalist Laurie, congrats!


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11/25/2008 9:26:36 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Superb, Laurie! Congrats again on another spectacular finalist!


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11/25/2008 11:20:33 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, beautiful finalist, Laurie!


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11/26/2008 4:09:19 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Great FX, Congrats. on this amazing Finalist.

UB.


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11/26/2008 4:53:52 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Laurie on your beautiful finalist!


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11/26/2008 5:13:37 AM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Gorgeous! Congratulations!


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11/26/2008 5:50:59 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Laurie - Congratulations!! - Mike


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11/26/2008 5:58:21 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Congratulations again, Laurie, on another BRILLIANT finalist! You are AMAZING!!! Deb


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11/26/2008 8:11:21 AM

 
Max Aureli
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Congratulations on your Elegant Finalist, Laurie!!!


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11/26/2008 8:51:11 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Such a beautiful and imaginative image, Laurie. Congratulations on the finalist and best of luck in the next round.


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11/26/2008 9:58:56 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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Thanks so very much everyone for all of your most appreciated congrats!


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11/26/2008 11:01:48 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Maybe The Last But I KNEW we Didn't See the Last of It!!
Congratulations SiS!!!!


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11/26/2008 11:28:27 AM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Congratulations on your excellent finalist, Laurie! It's well deserved!!....Denny


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11/26/2008 11:35:53 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Stunning floral, Laurie! Congratulations!


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11/26/2008 11:38:19 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist.


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11/26/2008 1:37:06 PM

 
Peter Appelbaum
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Another awesome finalist Laurie. WTG!!! Peter


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11/26/2008 3:24:26 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Well, it looks like you saved the BEST for "last", Laurie! Amazing work with the seaweed texture. How creative! Big congrats on your finalist!


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11/26/2008 6:29:15 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congrats on this super fantastic image Laurie!!!!!


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11/26/2008 6:33:08 PM

 
Wendy Moghadam
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Outstanding! Congratulations on your finalist!


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11/26/2008 7:00:06 PM

 
Janet Daniel
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Incredibly gorgeous, Laurie! Congratulations! Wishing you the best!


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11/27/2008 7:19:50 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Fantastic! Congratulations!


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11/27/2008 8:28:44 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Now you've inspired me to try textures.Congrats on this shot.


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11/27/2008 1:29:06 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Huge congrats on your outstanding finalist :) 


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11/27/2008 2:46:55 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Way to go! Congrats on this awesome finalist Laurie! Go for the gold!
Your gallery is a delight...

jo ann c.


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11/28/2008 9:23:07 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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Thanks so very very much...all of your comments are so much appreciated!


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11/28/2008 4:28:44 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Congrats on this awesome finalist!!!!!!


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12/1/2008 12:51:21 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Thanks Linda!


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12/1/2008 2:28:22 PM

 
Stacy Lankford
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Beautiful image!


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12/9/2008 5:45:40 AM

 
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