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Looking Back
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Looking Back
Looking Back

This is the Back Of
The Most Beautiful Flower
I Had Seen All Day.
Of course I let Ron McEwan Shoot The Front!
You Will See It ~MUCH LATER~ From Him!

Frac Filter Applied

(I'll Show You The Original, Too. It's Very Pretty)

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TV 1/200, AV 7.1 ISO 200
(DDR) 210710

TAKEN CANADIAN ROCKIES JULY 22, 2010
© Laura E. Swan
Nikon D90 Digital ...

 
  The Original
The Original

Only Cropped.
© Laura E. Swan
Nikon D90 Digital ...

 
  Fractalius Filter Applied
Fractalius Filter Applied

Unsharpened Aprox 20/60/00

(I like this one a lot! Do You?)
© Laura E. Swan
Nikon D90 Digital ...

 
  Palette Effect
Palette Effect

I thought this was really pretty, too!

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE?
© Laura E. Swan
Nikon D90 Digital ...

 
 
 
Laura E. Swan
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    * * * BEFORE/AFTER A FEW EXTRAS! * * *

8/2/2010 11:28:28 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Oops! Sorry Ann! Found You In Cyber Space!

Here You Go: :)

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It is very pretty Laura and you treatment works really well. Love all those bright colours.

8/2/2010 11:28:16 PM

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Thank You Very Much Ann!!!

-Laura :)

8/2/2010 11:44:18 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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cool colors, shapes & effects!

8/3/2010 12:21:23 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Wow this is gorgeous Laura, love the colours and effects.

8/3/2010 12:43:05 AM

 
Dick  W. Wyatt
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The original looks really good to me.

Love the colors, well done Laura.

8/3/2010 1:09:22 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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The original wins my vote! But they are all scrumptious, Laura!

8/3/2010 1:46:57 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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The original works for me too but I am an original kind of guy! Beautiful floral, Swanee!

8/3/2010 2:13:11 AM

 
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wow, outstanding capture and DD work..beautiful colour and effects..

8/3/2010 2:17:47 AM

 
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Super cool Laura, you make it to hard to pick lol... great job here!

8/3/2010 3:39:09 AM

 
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Very nice capture and DD work Laura! Jeff

8/3/2010 3:53:00 AM

 
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Great capture and use of Frac filter, Laura!!!! Love the original too...

8/3/2010 4:03:09 AM

 
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The original does look good and I do like the Frac filter look as well.

8/3/2010 5:05:47 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Love seeing all of your various filter versions of this lovely image.

Nice work Laura.

8/3/2010 7:29:16 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Than you everyone! Well since so many of you really like the original too, then I will re-enter it next month. I dont know that I would be allowed to this month? Humm..I should ask. Does anyone know?

Thank you so much Tiia, Lynne, Dick, Michelle, Early, Avril, Gord, Jeff, Mukesh, Sylvia and Irene.

So wonderful to hear you liked one or all of them! :)

-Laura (Swanee!)

8/3/2010 7:56:42 AM

 
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They all are beautiful Laura, I like the one you chose to post best I think!

jo ann c.

8/3/2010 8:00:23 AM

 
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The one you entered is my favorite too, although they're all pretty! I'll bet Ron got a good one from the other direction, too!

8/3/2010 10:22:46 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Jo Ann! Hi Monnie!

So glad you both like the one I entered. :)

Monnie, I salivated over that beautiful flower and resisted snapping away so Ron could have the shot. It will be great to see his!

Thanks so much! :D

-Laura

8/3/2010 10:28:37 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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If I could just have a wee bit of Michelle and Franks vocabulary I could write you a real zinger of a comment Laura. I remember this one, we almost knocked each other out of the way to get it, kidding. You got it first. And well done indeed is the final results. (Johnson Canyon Right?)

We are melting down here. I want to go back.

8/3/2010 11:48:39 AM

 
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Beautiful work here Laura! I feel it is so rewarding going on a photo shoot with other BP members!

8/3/2010 3:11:01 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Lol! Hi Ron!!! Yah! I think you might be right about us seeing it at the same time! YES! Johnston's Canyon.

BUT! YOU have the FRONT of the flower! THIS is the BACK! :D

I saved the best for you!

66* and SUNNY here today. Mild and beautiful! Sorry to hear you are melting. :( YOU ARE HOME NOW???

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John C., NOW that I have experienced it first hand I have to agree! It was a blast! :)))

Thank you both so much for all you said and to all of you as well!

-Laura

RON...Who gets the wooden bear family?

Hehe!

8/3/2010 4:09:36 PM

 
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I like the first one you posted, Laura! Of course, I am a big fan of the fract filter!! I think they are all outstanding! WTG!

8/3/2010 5:36:37 PM

 
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Wonderful effects on this cool image, Laura! :-) k

8/3/2010 5:44:26 PM

 
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So lovely,Laura!Wonderful effects and colors!Outstanding work!

8/3/2010 6:00:14 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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This is a beautiful flower, Laura and your effects make it even better!! Gorgeous image and very beautifully done!!

8/3/2010 7:19:58 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Kathy! Thank You! Not everyone is!!! I appreciate your comments and visit! :)

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Hi Miss Kitty! Thanks lots! :D

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Hi Renata! Your comments always make me smile! Thanks a lot! :)

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Thanks Denny! You are so kind to me and my images!!! Much appreciated!

I like that this is actually the BACK of the flower and it's STILL pretty!

Have wonderful evenings all!

-Laura

8/3/2010 7:27:42 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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I like them all!!! :) The original is beautiful for flowers , do the others for ddr ! Just do it! Hope your camping is going well~

8/3/2010 7:40:19 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Okay Tammers! I will! Thanks! Maybe not tonight however?

We are home but heading back out soon!

Night night!

-Lala

8/3/2010 8:22:34 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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The original capture is lovely, Pom, but I must say, I'm extremely fond of your Frac-filtered version. You've given this seen-from-behind floral such a striking beauty!

8/3/2010 8:56:41 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Laura, beautifully done

8/3/2010 9:00:33 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!!!!!! :) whooooooooo (bumping chest, high five)Whooooo ((cheerleader splits)

9/15/2010 4:39:56 PM

 
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Laura, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding finalist and all the best in the next round!!!

9/15/2010 4:53:22 PM

 
Carol A. Grady
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Congratulations on ALL of your finalist picks Laura - WTG! Good luck in the next round.

9/15/2010 5:00:41 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Very cool, congratulations!

9/15/2010 5:16:35 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Whew close call eh? LOL Huge Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved finalist Laura and best of luck in the next round. Thanks for the session last night. Now we just need to remember to not forget, or forget to not remember or something like that.

9/15/2010 5:28:45 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Mare, Stan, Tammy, Sharon, Carol, Randy!

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!! :D

VERY EXCITING DAY FOR ME!

-Laura

9/15/2010 5:29:28 PM

 
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Hey-Hey TOMMY! HA! WE DID IT MAN!

YES! LEST WE NEVER FORGET AGAIN! I GOT TWO THIS MONTH! Hehe! I better go see how you did! Be right there!

Thanks so much!

9/15/2010 5:32:37 PM

 
Ron McEwan
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Congrats on getting Silver Laura and for any others you received for Aug. WTG

9/15/2010 5:33:25 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank You RON! :)))

9/15/2010 5:34:28 PM

 
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Huge congrats on your awesome finalists, Laura!!! Very best luck!!!

9/15/2010 6:08:56 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on your wonderful August finalists Laura!! :-) k

9/15/2010 6:32:18 PM

 
Karen Kessler
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Congratulations on your FINALIST for this lovely artwork!!! WTG!!!

9/15/2010 6:54:20 PM

 
Chris Ebben
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I liked them all!! Good DDR work=^..^=

9/15/2010 7:18:48 PM

 
maria I. Warren
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Sis Congrats on this beautiful finalist I love it (((hugs))) good luck on the next round:)

love ya

9/15/2010 7:29:36 PM

 
Mukesh Srivastava
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Huge Congrats for the Finalist, dear friend Laura!!!! Good luck for the GOLD!!!!

9/15/2010 7:36:55 PM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

9/15/2010 7:44:04 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Wonderful DD work, Laura! Your effects are always so well-done! Congratulations On Your Superb Finalist, And Good Luck In The Next Round!

9/15/2010 7:47:23 PM

 
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Photobucket

WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your AWESOME finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

Photobucket

9/15/2010 7:56:14 PM

 
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Your creativity knows no bounds - Laura Unleashed...go get 'em tiger or rather, tigress! Huge congrats on this gorgeous piece of dd work and all the best in the upcoming round!

9/15/2010 8:07:38 PM

 
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Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalists, Laura!! Best of luck in the next round!

9/15/2010 8:08:18 PM

 
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All right, Sis!!! CONGRATULATIONS on another great Finalist!!!!! :) Photobucket

9/15/2010 8:44:46 PM

 
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Congrats Laura!!!!!!!!

9/15/2010 9:12:51 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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You guys are so good to me. Thank you everyone!

:)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

-Laura

9/15/2010 9:56:21 PM

 
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Another well deserved finalist!! Huge congratulations, MSSSLala. This is worth celebrating!!

9/15/2010 10:19:51 PM

 
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Great treatment!!! Big congratulations to you Laura!!

9/15/2010 11:16:40 PM

 
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Hi SSSKiki and Renee! Thank you both so VERY MUCH! What a thrill for me! Thanks for sharing in the excitement!

-Laura :D

9/15/2010 11:21:44 PM

 
Dick  W. Wyatt
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Way to go Laura.

9/16/2010 12:41:22 AM

 
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Congratulations on your fabulous finalist Laura.

9/16/2010 1:08:50 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS!

9/16/2010 2:19:44 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Very artistic. Congratulations Laura

9/16/2010 3:27:02 AM

 
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Congratulations on your finalists Laura, and I hope you do well in the next round!

9/16/2010 3:48:08 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Swanee Laura! Good luck, my friend!

9/16/2010 6:09:28 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Congratulations Sis, another WONDERFUL FINALIST....
All the best in the next round!!
Christine
Smiling again

9/16/2010 7:05:12 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congrats, Laura!!

9/16/2010 7:38:16 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Awesome finalist Laura!! WTG!

9/16/2010 7:47:48 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on the Finalist Award!

UB.

9/17/2010 1:26:46 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Each of your photo effects is special in its own way making many lovely images.

Congratulations on your finalist Laura.

9/17/2010 11:06:55 AM

 
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Superb color and detail...Excellent work, Congratulations on the FINALIST.....

9/17/2010 7:37:57 PM

 
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Beautiful Shot! And or Shots
Congratulations!

9/18/2010 3:29:22 AM

 
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Good Morning Everyone! Thank You SO VERY MUCH for coming by to congratulate me!

A huge honor. Thanks for all you have said!

-Laura :)))

9/18/2010 10:17:48 AM

 
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Big congratulations Laura!

jo ann c.

9/19/2010 1:02:52 PM

 
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Thank you Jo Ann :)

Much appreciated!

-Laura

9/19/2010 1:59:39 PM

 
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Oh I must have been away and missed this.

Lovely Lala and a belated congratulations.

~Pat
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10/3/2010 9:43:11 AM

 
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Thank you Big Sis!!! I am working on an image for the ghost train right now to coincide with your WONDERFUL GHOST on the horse! You said he is here to show us safely to our rooms! AND HE SHALL!!!

Good to see you!!! xxxxxxx!!!
-Lala

10/3/2010 9:45:47 AM

 
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Love this one, Laura.....CONGRATS!!

4/2/2011 3:03:30 PM

 
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Hi Gina! :)))) Thank you very much! :)))

4/2/2011 7:20:05 PM

 
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Huge congrats, Laura!!!

4/27/2011 6:14:19 AM

 
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Hi Ellen! Thank you lady!!! :)))

-Laura :)))

4/27/2011 12:41:46 PM

 
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Congratulations Laura

4/28/2011 5:05:17 AM

 
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Oh, Laura...fantastic work on this one...you make me want to try it all..Congratulations on this finalist...I love it. :)

4/28/2011 10:01:31 AM

 
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