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Laura E. Swan level-classic 7/11/2010 5:57:03 PM

* * * * * RECYCLE! * * * * * #1287127

Douglas Pignet 7/11/2010 6:07:02 PM

What a kewl image and nice it #8749061

Julianne Bradford 7/11/2010 6:27:37 PM

Ah such great recycling, fractilization and composition Laura. "Try to say that real fast,lol" I like it alot:-) #8749082

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 7/11/2010 7:21:06 PM

Glorious colors, detail, clarity, treatment, b/g & presentation here, Laura! #8749141

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 7/11/2010 7:36:18 PM

Fantastic treatment Laura! Beautiful recycled flower! well done! 8o) #8749160

maria Warren 7/12/2010 12:49:24 AM

very cool and pretty sis. nice work I like it :)(((hugs)))♥♥♥ #8749440

Michelle Alton 7/12/2010 2:10:24 AM

You coaxed all THAT color and light from the black hole? Incredible. #8749514

Douglas Perry 7/12/2010 3:28:26 AM

I was working in my lab late one night when my eyes beheld an eerie sight. Very cool. #8749699

Stephen Zacker 7/12/2010 3:39:48 AM

Looks like a 70's flower :-) #8749732

Jeff Robinson level-classic 7/12/2010 4:55:33 AM

Great save (You can save more than Whales!) - Fantastic DD work Laura!! Jeff #8749941

Patti Coblentz level-classic 7/12/2010 6:03:58 AM

Great work on this, Laura...the colors are fantastic against the black backkground!! #8750167

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic 7/12/2010 8:34:57 AM

Laura, a wonderful save and superb recycling job here has produced a really fabulous psychedelic floral image, my friend!! ;o) Well done!! :o) (Did you mean to title this one 'Cosmos'?) #8750627

Laura E. Swan level-classic 7/12/2010 10:07:10 AM

You guys are so darned FUN!

GASP! YES! Carolyn! I DID mean Cosmos! I just fixed it! THANKS! I dont have dyslexia, that I know of, but I do make type-o's and I dont even SEE them. I look right AT THEM and they look great to me! (???!!!) Thanks lots!

I really enjoyed ALL the comments here...Thanks!

(Now I will be singing THE MONSTER MASH all day! HA!)...

-Laura, Lala, Miss Rose, et al...(That is not a type-o. They means "And the rest" in Latin!) #8750931

John Connolly level-classic 7/12/2010 3:35:57 PM

You sure got the message across about rescuing less than perfect images here Laura! A wonderful save and excellent presentation! Well done! #8752545

Laura E. Swan level-classic 7/12/2010 3:40:03 PM

Thanks so much, John. It's my PACK RAT Nature but you know...I see VALUE in less than perfect images. Over and over I have made neat stuff with them and was glad I didn't just toss them! :)

-Laura #8752584

Renata Gusciora level-classic 7/13/2010 3:12:52 PM

Outstanding work,Laura!Love it!Fabulous colors too! #8759165

Laura E. Swan level-classic 7/13/2010 5:44:06 PM

Hi Renata! Always a pleasure to see you have stopped in! Thanks much! Glad you like it!

-Laura #8759783

Dick W. Wyatt level-classic 7/14/2010 1:14:27 AM

Great colors. Good luck on your finalist picture. #8760733

Laura E. Swan level-classic 7/14/2010 2:21:19 AM

Thank you Dick! I appreciate the visit!



Mary K. Robison level-classic 8/4/2010 11:41:45 PM

Hi, Pom!
At first, I thought you were posting a photo of the late crooner, Perry Como, and his wife. (Just because you corrected the title after Carolyn mentioned it, doesn't mean the bp site changed the original title...)
This cosmos looks so pretty with the Frac filter and various colors. Great save from what would initially appear to be a photo doomed by darkness!
NOW I know what I can do with my thousands of less-than-perfect photos, saved for years and years!!

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/5/2010 12:02:14 AM

Hi Mare!

So cute. Yes. Let's go with COMO! I loved him, too! So FAIR a FACE! I didn't know that he passed away! She did too? Very sad.


DDR B4 the trash can! FOR SURE!

Thanks Sweet Mare!



Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/5/2010 7:11:27 PM

on your very deserving EFP! 8o) #8808998

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/5/2010 7:15:20 PM

Why, Thank You Mumj!!! :D #8809017

Renata Gusciora level-classic 8/16/2010 6:49:47 PM

Beautiful floral,awesome presentation,Laura!Very creative with lovely colors and effects! #8841431

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/16/2010 7:54:56 PM

Hi Renata! Nice to see you. Thanks lots, sweetie!!! #8841638

Karen Kessler level-classic 8/17/2010 6:29:50 AM

Beautiful colors & effects, Sis! Thanks for the tip on "recycling", too - great idea! #8842826

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/17/2010 8:24:01 AM

Hi Kalena!!! :D

Thank you and you are very welcome! :)))!!!

-Lala #8843156

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 8/17/2010 3:38:16 PM

Wonderful image Laura! I don't have the Fractalius filter, but I'm learning a few tricks in Topaz. #8844139

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/17/2010 5:31:47 PM

I'd love to have TOPAZ! Wonderful effects with that filter.

I highly recommend the Fractalius filter, too. It's so MUCH FUN!

Great to have you visiting, Amanda! :)

Have a wonderful evening with all of those stars in your sky!

-Laura #8844383

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 8/17/2010 6:29:41 PM

Maybe some stars after midnight. We had very heavy rains and thunderstorms this evening. I feel that it is like living in the west coast of FL again.
I'm trying to stop being such a night owl. #8844498

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/17/2010 6:36:30 PM

I am one, too, Amanda...but by nature I am a morning I stay up late and get up early! EEK! BAD COMBO!

Stay dry, okay? :) #8844508

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 8/17/2010 8:45:53 PM

Me too, but working at home, I can take naps in the afternoon, but never later than 2, and never more than 1&1/2 hours.
Below is my newest image. #8844747

Kathy Salerni level-classic 8/17/2010 9:28:53 PM

Oh boy, I'm lovin this floral, Laura! Love the frac filter and the great effects you can get from it! Wonderful work on this doomed flower!! #8844779

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/17/2010 9:39:24 PM

Hi Again, Amanda. Gosh. I should consider the nap thing. Great idea. And never more than 1 1/2 hours. I will remember this. :) I love your latest image. WOW! how beautiful. It actually reminds me of Christmas. :)))


Hi Kathy! Lol! The doomed flower gets saved! HA! Love it! Thanks so much for your comments. Big smile here.

What a wonderful place BP is. I try harder because of all of you.

Thank you. Each one.

-Laura #8844794

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 12/5/2012 7:09:20 AM

You are so right to call this beautiful flower cosmos, SSSLala.
It seems to me that all of cosmos is in every tiny flower - and we are all part of each and every flower that we see.
At least that's how I feel.
Beautiful work, Sister!!! #10451986

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 12/5/2012 7:55:42 AM

Creative, colorful & exceptional treatment & b/g, Swanee! WTG!

Tammy Espino level-classic 12/5/2012 3:24:25 PM

Awesome job!!! :) Your so creative!! #10452498

Terry Cervi level-classic 12/5/2012 4:29:52 PM

What a pretty flower, Lala!! I can't believe you salvaged that from such a dark pic! Fantastic work! I'll bet there's not many that would have deemed that origial a keeper! #10452591

Stan Kwasniowski 12/6/2012 8:45:58 PM

Laura, gorgeous #10454084

Rona L. Schwarz 12/6/2012 10:10:14 PM

WOW! That's amazing, Laura! You sure do wonders in the DDR! So creative - fantastic work! I sure wish I could get the frac filter to work in my (PC) environment. As for my D700 - I traded it in on the new model(s)... Couldn't afford to shell out all that money without a trade! #10454128

Patricia A. Casey level-classic 12/7/2012 5:26:50 AM

stand up comedy...yes...funny comments....amazing reprieve on this shot!!!! lesson learned by me here, Canada.....hugs....=^..^= #10454481

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 12/7/2012 12:17:17 PM

Wowza! I love that Laura, you are always very creative girl, and we certainly enjoy your creativity!

jo ann c. #10454883

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Not Good Enough To Keep, RIGHT?

WRONG! I curved light back in to retrieve the flower,
Cropped it, and took it into PSE7!

SEE? Keep Your Images And Have FUN With Them In DDR!


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/40000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 85.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90

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