The Last Dahlia

© Laurie Daily

The Last Dahlia

Aimee S. McMaster level-classic 10/27/2008 3:49:56 AM

....so pretty dear Laurie; love your creative texture....how's the color up your way? I've been so busy with portrait work I haven't been able to photograph the autumn splendor....maybe this weekend before it all blows away ! have a great day ;-) Aimee #1023839

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 10/27/2008 3:53:06 AM

Say it Isn't So!!!
Not The Last!!
This is Yet another Example of Your Incredible Talent SiS!!
Excellent!! #6665864

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 10/27/2008 4:08:19 AM

Beautiful macro Laurie, the textures give it a bit of a painted effect. #6665947

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 10/27/2008 4:32:51 AM

Outstanding detail - Beautifully captured Laurie! Jeff #6666051

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 10/27/2008 4:32:52 AM

Lovely florals here, Laurie.

Dominick #6666052

Jennifer L. Alder level-classic 10/27/2008 4:49:00 AM

GORGEOUS!! I love the subdued colour and slight texture, Laurie. Awesome work :) #6666118

Peter Appelbaum level-classic 10/27/2008 5:06:24 AM

Gorgeous effects Laurie. Gorgeous image. Peter #6666195

Anita Hogue level-classic 10/27/2008 5:22:16 AM

I think you need to start selling your textures. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! #6666282

Linda D. Lester level-classic 10/27/2008 5:39:31 AM

Just beautiful...love how you do this! #6666361

Jim Huffield level-classic 10/27/2008 6:27:11 AM

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! #6666658

Lynne Morris level-classic 10/27/2008 6:39:35 AM

Wow Laurie, this is stunning, your ps work is beautiful. #6666717

Cyn D Valentine level-classic 10/27/2008 7:32:16 AM

Amazing..so beautiful Laurie! Fantastic detail and comp! #6667013

Sherry L. Davis 10/27/2008 8:38:34 AM

So Gorgeous! Amazing work! #6667293

Stephen Zacker level-classic 10/27/2008 9:51:25 AM

Always enjoy your lovely and beautiful floral images. This is no exception :-) #6667466

Liz Bullock level-classic 10/27/2008 11:09:58 AM

You never cease to amaze me with your artistry! Beautifully done! #6667792

Bill Knaps 10/27/2008 2:10:58 PM

Wow Laurie, It sure is beautiful. Bill #6668567

Bill Knaps 10/27/2008 2:11:00 PM

Wow Laurie, It sure is beautiful. Bill #6668568

Jessica Jenney level-classic 10/27/2008 7:55:52 PM

Beautiful image and editing, Laurie! Isn't it fun to create your own textures!? #6670101

Nikki McDonald level-classic 10/27/2008 8:03:06 PM

This is just beautiful, Laurie, and I'm inspired to try some of my own textures, too. #6670138

A P 10/27/2008 10:40:40 PM

OK I'm calling this.... Winner here!! Awesome work. Love how you created the texture and love the effect it gave it. Just couldn't be any better, Laurie. #6670541

Stefania Barbier level-classic 10/28/2008 12:41:39 AM

hope it's not really the last Dahlia... :-) fantastic image and PS work Laurie!!!! #6670940

Amy E. Schneider level-classic 10/29/2008 12:10:18 PM

Wow...Awesome macro, great details, love the texture and colors...
This is a definite winner!!!
Beautiful capture and DD work!

Amy:) #6679197

Phil Stith level-classic 10/30/2008 7:53:38 AM

Well keep playing, Laurie, this is one luxurious capture. #6683194

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 10/30/2008 3:26:05 PM

Brilliant work, Laurie! #6685114

Joannie M. Bertucci level-classic 10/30/2008 10:19:47 PM

Absolutely stunning Laurie! An amazing piece of layer work! #6686288

Leslie McLain level-classic 11/1/2008 7:18:43 AM

What a beautiful dahlia. I love the effects. #6692423

Anita Bower 11/1/2008 5:20:45 PM

Gorgeous!! #6694067

Max Aureli 11/2/2008 1:12:37 PM

Elegant composition!! #6697614

Laurie Daily level-classic 11/3/2008 2:04:24 PM

Thanks for all of your comments my friends...so much appreciated! #6703218

Heather Thorsen level-classic 11/7/2008 4:29:14 AM

Brilliant work Laurie.
I envy you (in the nicest way) your being so good with photoshop. I struggle on. #6719833

Tamera Phillips level-classic 11/25/2008 7:08:21 PM

Congratulations on the well deserved finalist! #6804923

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 11/25/2008 8:11:59 PM

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOO, Laurie
Congratulations on this wonderful finalists!!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) k #6805649

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 11/25/2008 8:20:40 PM

Laurie- Beautiful elegance. Congratulations on being a finalist. Well earned, good luck in the next round. #6805777

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 11/25/2008 8:41:12 PM

MESMERIZING!!!
Truly a gorgeous finalist!
~Lisa #6805979

Stefania Barbier level-classic 11/25/2008 9:26:36 PM

another superb finalist Laurie, congrats! #6806471

Nadya Johnson level-classic 11/25/2008 11:20:33 PM

Superb, Laurie! Congrats again on another spectacular finalist! #6807348

Sam Britt level-classic 11/26/2008 4:09:19 AM

Congratulations, beautiful finalist, Laurie! #6808472

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 11/26/2008 4:53:52 AM

Great FX, Congrats. on this amazing Finalist.

UB. #6808912

Jessica Jenney level-classic 11/26/2008 5:13:37 AM

Congratulations, Laurie on your beautiful finalist! #6809073

Stephanie Frey level-classic 11/26/2008 5:50:59 AM

Gorgeous! Congratulations! #6809403

Mike Umbreit level-classic 11/26/2008 5:58:21 AM

Laurie - Congratulations!! - Mike #6809485

Debra R. Harder level-classic 11/26/2008 8:11:21 AM

Congratulations again, Laurie, on another BRILLIANT finalist! You are AMAZING!!! Deb #6810401

Max Aureli level-classic 11/26/2008 8:51:11 AM

Congratulations on your Elegant Finalist, Laurie!!! #6810614

Nikki McDonald level-classic 11/26/2008 9:58:56 AM

Such a beautiful and imaginative image, Laurie. Congratulations on the finalist and best of luck in the next round. #6811101

Laurie Daily level-classic 11/26/2008 11:01:48 AM

Thanks so very much everyone for all of your most appreciated congrats! #6811423

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 11/26/2008 11:28:27 AM

Maybe The Last But I KNEW we Didn't See the Last of It!!
Congratulations SiS!!!! #6811607

Denny E. Barnes level-classic 11/26/2008 11:35:53 AM

Congratulations on your excellent finalist, Laurie! It's well deserved!!....Denny #6811659

Anita Hogue level-classic 11/26/2008 11:38:19 AM

Stunning floral, Laurie! Congratulations! #6811680

Leslie McLain level-classic 11/26/2008 1:37:06 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist. #6812211

Peter Appelbaum level-classic 11/26/2008 3:24:26 PM

Another awesome finalist Laurie. WTG!!! Peter #6812921

Colleen Farrell level-classic 11/26/2008 6:29:15 PM

Well, it looks like you saved the BEST for "last", Laurie! Amazing work with the seaweed texture. How creative! Big congrats on your finalist! #6813414

Susan Fox 11/26/2008 6:33:08 PM

Congrats on this super fantastic image Laurie!!!!! #6813432

Wendy Moghadam level-classic 11/26/2008 7:00:06 PM

Outstanding! Congratulations on your finalist! #6813542

Janet Daniel 11/27/2008 7:19:50 AM

Incredibly gorgeous, Laurie! Congratulations! Wishing you the best! #6815898

Bill Wyatt 11/27/2008 8:28:44 AM

Fantastic! Congratulations! #6816195

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 11/27/2008 1:29:06 PM

Now you've inspired me to try textures.Congrats on this shot. #6816832

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 11/27/2008 2:46:55 PM

Huge congrats on your outstanding finalist :)  #6817026

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 11/28/2008 9:23:07 AM

Way to go! Congrats on this awesome finalist Laurie! Go for the gold!
Your gallery is a delight...

jo ann c. #6820102

Laurie Daily level-classic 11/28/2008 4:28:44 PM

Thanks so very very much...all of your comments are so much appreciated! #6822318

Linda Blair level-classic 12/1/2008 12:51:21 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist!!!!!! #6835407

Laurie Daily level-classic 12/1/2008 2:28:22 PM

Thanks Linda! #6835868

Stacy Lankford level-classic 12/9/2008 5:45:40 AM

Beautiful image! #6870762

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Description

1/80s at f/5.6 ISO 100 50mm macro lens

I am still playing with textures. This image was layered using textures of seaweed I found drifting in the tide pools at the cape this past summer.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A700

Uploaded on 10/27/2008 3:41:14 AM

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