Floral Transformation.

© Sakthik .

Floral Transformation.

Rakesh Syal level-classic 1/15/2006 11:15:11 AM

Very nice panel!!! #375162

Sakthik . 1/15/2006 11:48:31 AM

Thanks Rakesh. cheers. #2291601

Judy A. Lawhon 1/15/2006 2:46:13 PM

Very lovely, Sakthik....wonderful color on a black background!! #2291946

Pat Gamwell 1/15/2006 5:02:24 PM

The most exquisite piece of art I've seen in a long time, Sakthik! Only one word: PERFECTION! How in the world did you create such a beauty? #2292353

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 1/15/2006 5:03:12 PM

This is wonderful. Love the changes in the flower and very nicely presented.

Awesome work. Kerby #2292356

Susana Ms Heide 1/15/2006 8:19:17 PM

Superbly done!!!!Well planned, captured and put together! The lighting is beautiful! The only change I would make is to have the last flower lit up with a little more intensity because that one symbolizes the final result of this transformation. Either way, this is brilliant and beautiful to look at! #2292842

Shane Nestle 1/15/2006 8:33:40 PM

Communicates the theme very well and grabbed my attention.

Since you asked for critique/comments... I agree that the last bud could use a little highlighting / amplification. It appears that the lighting varied in all four shots. The middle two look like they are illuminated nearly the same, but the others don't seem to be illuminated as strongly. Could just be a trick of the eye due to the colors and shapes.

I also would suggest dithering the "cut" area of the stems to black so that the sharp lines, which contrast heavily with the delicate curves of the flowers, don't draw your eyes away and remind you that this is a composite of pictures. #2292869

Janine Russell level-classic 1/15/2006 9:26:41 PM

Sakthik, very nice detail and colors; I agree with Shane's comments about the varied lighting and stems. #2292966

Rebecca A. Steed 1/15/2006 11:47:10 PM

REally beautiful! I love the changing colors. I do agree with shane on the black lines though. It's still a superb shot and you captured it great. #2293131

Sakthik . 1/16/2006 1:28:01 AM

Thanks Everyone. I am delighted to see your comments and critiques. The lighting condition must vary, because you cannot maintain the same color temperature from the first to last flower. I reduced the color temperature on the last flower to 4000K. I tried increasing it, but it gives me too much of red detail, which I dont want. I wanted to maintain the green highlight as well. Please keep posting your comments and critiques. It will improve my skills. Cheers.

Cora Miller level-classic 1/16/2006 10:37:53 PM

Very nicely done, Sakthik. I find the lighting beautiful. #2296580

Sakthik . level-classic 1/17/2006 8:04:08 AM

Thanks Cora. #2298072

Nicole Kessel level-classic 1/17/2006 4:12:17 PM

Outstanding work, Sakthik! #2299806

Orsi level-classic 1/17/2006 6:20:39 PM

Awesome!!!Wonderful job!!! #2300115

Sakthik . level-classic 1/18/2006 1:33:14 AM

Thanks Nicole and Orsi. Your comments motivates me a lot. Cheers. #2300911

Gerda Grice level-classic 1/20/2006 9:44:50 AM

This is really lovely, Sakthik! The colours are beautiful and the amount of detail you've captured is excellent. I agree, though, with one of the suggestions made: it would be a good idea to lose the sharp cutoff lines of the flowers, especially of the 3 to the right of the 1st one. -Gerda #2310536

Sakthik . level-classic 1/20/2006 10:39:55 AM

Thanks Gerda. Let me see what I can do. Cheers for your comment. #2310729

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 1/23/2006 6:28:03 AM

This is gorgeous Sakthik... Wonderful panel work.. I love the way they are all in the one frame... Perfect for the theme.. Good luck!! #2325619

Sakthik . level-classic 1/23/2006 7:10:43 AM

Thanks Kara. #2325818

Milan Banik 2/21/2006 10:36:16 AM

Sakthik congrates for this final ! #2447234

Sakthik . 2/21/2006 2:19:58 PM

Thanks Milan. #2448252

Pat Gamwell 2/21/2006 3:31:22 PM

CONGRATS on your finalist, Sakthik! I truly believe it is well deserved! #2448688

Nan Fischer 2/21/2006 5:11:46 PM

What a beautiful graduation of life! Excellent job, great composition and colors. Congratulations! #2449319

Nicole Kessel 2/21/2006 9:36:17 PM

Wonderful! So glad to see this in the finals!! Congrats! #2450929

Sakthik . 2/22/2006 2:44:57 AM

Thanks everyone for your nice comments. Cheers. #2451616

Rakesh Syal level-classic 2/23/2006 11:13:17 AM

Great finalist, awesome work, congratulations, Sakthik!!! #2457880

Renee Doyle level-classic 2/25/2006 1:32:19 PM

Congratulations on this 2nd place win Sakthik!!!!

Susan T. Evans level-classic 2/25/2006 2:26:36 PM

Congrats Sakthik on this well deserved winner. #2467183

Nan Fischer level-classic 2/26/2006 6:43:05 AM

Congratulations again! Well-deserved. #2470157

Sakthik . level-classic 2/26/2006 7:26:55 AM

Thanks everyone. I am very happy today. Cheers. #2470424

Donna W. Neal level-classic 2/26/2006 8:28:06 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding winner Sakthik #2470564

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Lily in its course of transformation. Please let me know your comments/critiques.

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