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The Azaleas

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
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The Azaleas
The Azaleas
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Leanne M.E. Boyd
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/16/2003
    This is beautiful Stefan! Congratulations on your POTD!


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6/15/2005 12:34:24 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Very beautiful! Great work, Stefan! Congratulations on your POTD!


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6/15/2005 12:42:21 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats on your POTD, Stefan!


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6/15/2005 3:19:34 AM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congrats on your POTD! It is a an incredibly picture!


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6/15/2005 3:20:14 AM

 
Sandra  K. Dee  

Stefan, this is nice it looks like a painting instead of a photograph..wow!


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6/15/2005 3:23:37 AM

 
Candy D. Dennis
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This is beautiful! What did you do? It looks like a textured background.


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6/15/2005 3:24:47 AM

 
Michelle B. Prince
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Wonderful. I also like the background.


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6/15/2005 3:49:07 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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gorgeous! congrats onpotd.


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6/15/2005 4:07:39 AM

 
Joy Rector
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Gorgeous. congrats on POTD.


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6/15/2005 4:38:18 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Gongrats on POTD Stefan! Great image!
Michelle


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6/15/2005 4:54:19 AM

 
PJ   

Congrats Stefan. Beautiful colours.


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6/15/2005 5:02:48 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Love this, congratulations!


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6/15/2005 5:36:45 AM

 
Maurice Flynn  

 
Excellent picture


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6/15/2005 6:00:47 AM

 
Veronica Baker  

Awesome photo!


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6/15/2005 6:03:09 AM

 
Greg McCroskery
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Stefan,
Beautiful image! I love the colors and the texture effect. Congrats on POTD!
God Bless,
Greg


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6/15/2005 6:07:18 AM

 
Claudette Foote
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Very beautiful! Great work, Stefan! Congratulations on your POTD!


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6/15/2005 6:40:18 AM

 
Isaac Abraham  

 
That really awesome!


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6/15/2005 7:09:39 AM

 
Mark Allin
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Wonderful and well deserved POTD - Mark


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6/15/2005 7:17:52 AM

 
Michele Bauer  

This is awesome! What did you do? It looks like a textured background.


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6/15/2005 7:33:28 AM

 
Terrill Province
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An incredibly beautiful image, Stefan. I love everything about it, and am especially curious about the texture. It has the look of artists paper or cardstock. How did you do it?


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6/15/2005 9:13:13 AM

 
Patty Razonable  

Excellent composition!! Congratulations on your POTD!!


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6/15/2005 10:38:16 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Stefan - beautiful image...lovely symmetry!! Nice composition, and, excellent colours and effects... Congrat's on this very eye-catching Photo Of The Day!! :o)


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6/15/2005 11:32:29 AM

 
Lily Chan  

The colors are beautiful.


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6/15/2005 12:23:14 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations Stefan!!! Outstanding image!! Love it!


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6/15/2005 12:38:32 PM

 
Joline Frazier
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I just love this, the way the flowers seem to be reaching to each other. The texture is also quite nice. Congratulations on your POTD.


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6/15/2005 12:53:37 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Marvelous job of capturing the saturated colors and abstract design in this image, Stefan, congratulations on your POTD!


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6/15/2005 6:14:11 PM

 
Stefan G
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Thank you all for your kind comments, and thank you betterphoto.com for selecting the image for POTD! To answer the questions about how it is done - The original image has only the bottom blossom. The upper blossom is a flipped copy of the bottom one, put on a separate layer. Both layers were manipulated separately by applying a liquify filter, mostly on the upper one to change its shape and make it look like reaching to touch the other azalea blossom. The texture is one of the texture filters available with Photoshop however it looks a little differently after resizing the image and reducing the jpeg quality. All the manipulations were done on the original size. The original has considerably better sharpness and a little more details. The background is pretty much natural- trees out of focus. Thanks again.


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6/15/2005 6:43:14 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Stunning image! Congrats on POTD!!


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6/15/2005 7:47:42 PM

 
Vicki Hunt
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Congrats on the POTD!


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6/16/2005 4:08:13 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very pretty, congrats!


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6/16/2005 11:13:21 AM

 
Seanmalinda Long  

the colors are INCREDABLE!!!
it gives me a soft fuzzy feeling


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6/17/2005 7:35:54 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Absolutely wonderful! Congratulations on winning POTD and making the finals with this beauty, Stefan!


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6/23/2005 11:47:01 PM

 
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