Avril Mrs Young Student 12/11/2012 2:02:07 AM

very striking Mary, wonderful DD work aand explosion of colour!! #1502963

Nadia Paul 12/11/2012 2:16:21 AM

Wonderful fiery colours and beautiful effects Mary! #10459847

Doug Pignet 12/11/2012 2:33:56 AM

bright & bold...beautiful #10459863

Tammy M. Anderson 12/11/2012 2:41:46 AM

Great colors and cool effects. #10459877

Carolyn M. Fletcher 12/11/2012 2:51:58 AM

Definitely fiery and in your face! I like it! #10459884

R. J. Laudenbacher 12/11/2012 3:10:46 AM

Beautiful colors on this lovely floral, Mary! #10459901

Tiia Vissak 12/11/2012 3:44:16 AM

a cool floral! #10459923

Colette M. Metcalf 12/11/2012 3:49:30 AM

A beauty!!! #10459933

Bobby Ray Goodman 12/11/2012 5:25:21 AM

Hi Mary,Beautiful DD work my friend.Excellent color,I hope all is well!!!! #10460106

Mary K. Robison 12/11/2012 6:01:13 AM

Avril, Nadia, Doug, Tammy, Carolyn, Becky, Tiia, Colette, and Bobby, I appreciate your kind and encouraging comments ~ thank you!
Bobby ~ everything's fine. I've just been taking some "time outs" for holiday activities (i.e., writing Christmas cards, decorating). #10460139

Phillip R. Connolly 12/12/2012 2:09:49 AM

What a great title, Mary!! A very colourful image that is just about jumping off the page to us!!

Thanks for the well wishes for Carolyn. She read your comment on my latest posting and she would like me to thank you. She finds it very difficult to post images as only having one hand available along with a back injury that limits the time she can sit at the computer makes it hard.

Phil #10461275

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 12/13/2012 7:09:24 AM

And the result sure is an explosion of color and beauty, Mary.
I hope everything is fine with you. #10462869

Emile Abbott 12/15/2012 4:16:11 PM

What a splash of color Mary and excellent DD work. Thanks for commenting on my POTD. #10465659

Mary K. Robison 12/16/2012 6:06:05 AM

Thanks for your kind and supportive comments, Phil, Kiki, and Emile.
Phil, I'm still praying for a speedy recovery in the Connolly household. No doubt many others are, too!
Kiki ~ this is that "busy month", where Real Life takes priority over photos. Guess I'm not a multi-tasker!!

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Used a number of effects for this, in both PSE2 ("palette knife", unsharp mask)and PhotoFiltre (contrast/hue, 50% saturated color,gamma correct).

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/280 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 7.80 mm, Model: FinePix S7000

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