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Irish Eyes

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Irish Eyes
Redbeckia from my garden. Most have a brown cone this one has green... thus the name Irish Eyes.

All work done in PSCS3. Removed background using magnetic lasso.
Used Topaz in several layers to bring out differing qualities in the flower. Painted background using many, many brushes, textures, blends and layers.
Sampled all the colors from the flower itself with the eye dropper and then using various blend modes. Cloned out imperfections in the flower. A bit of topaz simplify in the end and using a layer mask painted it into the areas I wanted it to effect.

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1/20/2010 10:17:00 AM

 
Ken R. Frischkorn
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Excellent photo and effects Dianna beautifully composed with bright sunny colors and beautiful clarity.


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1/20/2010 10:27:47 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Creative and pretty, Dianna!


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1/20/2010 1:43:16 PM

 
Kathleen Brennan
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Fabulous work and gorgeous color!


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1/20/2010 3:09:46 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Beautiful floral with wonderful color and whole presentation,Dianna!


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1/20/2010 4:20:40 PM

 
Val Feldman
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My head's spinning from all the many steps from there to here - but oh, boy, worth every second of all that work!! The before and after is just incredible...a gorgeous piece of work and truly a worthwhile labor of love! Excellent, Dianna!


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1/20/2010 5:03:04 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Beautiful effects for a beautiful flower


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1/20/2010 5:15:31 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Gorgeous work on this beauty, Dianna!!! :-) k


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1/20/2010 5:45:56 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Beautiful shot, Dianna!


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1/20/2010 8:45:36 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous floral capture, Dianna!


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1/20/2010 11:51:30 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WOW...talk about excellent DD work!! This is superb, Dianna!! Beautifully excecuted with outstanding results!! Deb


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1/21/2010 8:38:53 AM

 
Robyn A. Terrell
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Your outstanding work has produced an exquisite image, Dianna. Beautiful!


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1/22/2010 6:05:56 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Very creative, beautiful DD work, Dianna!


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1/22/2010 7:41:06 PM

 
John Anderson
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Beautiful color and detail Dianna!


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1/23/2010 12:42:15 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous!


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1/24/2010 7:47:46 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Wow...outstanding work on this Dianna...it certainly paid off...this is gorgeous in all ways!

Patti


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1/25/2010 7:19:58 AM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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The golden colors and lighting are delightful!


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1/27/2010 1:34:17 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Gorgeous work Dianna! Congrats on being featured in Digital Darkroom!


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3/24/2010 4:10:16 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your featured image! 8o)


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3/24/2010 4:36:56 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Beautiful image and excellent DD explanation, Dianna!

Congratulations on your feature!
Debby


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3/24/2010 6:10:16 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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What a nice surprise thank you.


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3/24/2010 8:10:56 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Wow! Congrats on your DD feature! Thanks for the before and after and the great description of all your steps - great learning tool. Gives hope to us all!


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3/24/2010 9:35:06 AM

 
Kathleen Brennan
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Congrats on your DD feature!


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3/24/2010 11:10:29 AM

 
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