Overly simplified coneflowers

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Overly simplified coneflowers

Tom Andersen 5/12/2005 2:55:28 AM

Very beautifully composed and wonderful effects work on this gorgeous image, Marsha! I'd love to have some of those flowers in my garden! #248000

Colette M. Metcalf 5/12/2005 2:57:49 AM

Wonderful image, Marsha!!! #1342264

Tammy Scott 5/12/2005 3:12:55 AM

Very pretty image, Marsha! Very nice lighting and color you captured here. #1342322

Carla Metzler 5/12/2005 3:17:54 AM

Wonderful image, Marsha! #1342338

Stephanie Lyons 5/12/2005 3:30:36 AM

Cool shot Marsha! Love the buzz on this ... #1342400

Janet L. Skinner 5/12/2005 3:48:44 AM

What a wonderful garden!! The comp and effects are perfect, Marsha!!! #1342480

Cathy Gregor 5/12/2005 3:50:34 AM

Like the BuZZ on this, Marsha. Nicely composed and taken! #1342488

Donna W. Neal 5/12/2005 3:55:27 AM

Beautiful Marsha #1342516

Danilo Piccioni 5/12/2005 4:11:35 AM

It seems as if everyone today is posting flower shots! even cat lovers such as you and myself!
this is great! #1342626

Paul Michko 5/12/2005 4:16:33 AM

Terrific display, Marsha. #1342657

Roger Bernabo 5/12/2005 4:29:37 AM

Very nice art work Marsha, nice touch here! #1342732

Claudia Kuhn 5/12/2005 4:39:02 AM

I like all the different colors of green in this Marsha! Nice one! #1342766

S J 5/12/2005 5:36:20 AM

How refreshing it is to sit and enjoy this image, Marsha!! The effects are super!! Well done!! #1342936

Marcie A. Fowler 5/12/2005 5:37:45 AM

Beautifully done. Only thing blooming in any of my gardens are a couple of crocus!! #1342939

Karen E. Michaels 5/12/2005 5:47:14 AM

Kudo's on the creativity of this image Marsha. Peace, karen #1342963

Bonnie C. Lackey 5/12/2005 5:50:00 AM

Absolutely terrific work! #1342974

Mata Patan 5/12/2005 5:59:38 AM

Flowers, flowers, flowers...an explosion of Spring and May days! Very nice very fresh! #1343007

Julie Abston 5/12/2005 6:44:31 AM

So very beautiful Marsha!! I love the buzz and the composition is excellent!! Very nicely done! #1343233

Steve Mescha 5/12/2005 7:08:38 AM

Excellent buZZ job, great comp. and I always enjoy your preview of what will be blooming in my neck of the woods in a couple weeks :-) #1343337

cj patterson 5/12/2005 7:14:39 AM

Beautiful!!! #1343360

Kara L. Hendricks 5/12/2005 8:05:14 AM

Beautiful job on this.. I love the buzz!! #1343559

Laurence Saliba 5/12/2005 9:25:50 AM

This is so beautiful Marsha!!!!! #1343929

Kate Jackson 5/12/2005 10:03:15 AM

I would love this on my wall - I can say no more! #1344104

Cindy Paquette 5/12/2005 10:07:44 AM

I just love how this appears Marsha...it's gorgeous!! #1344121

Goshka G. 5/12/2005 10:12:17 AM

Very lovely, Marsha!! Great use of buzz! #1344134

Dan Holm 5/12/2005 12:23:46 PM

The real beauty of this OUTSTANDING image comes from its simplicity, Marsha!! This is simply BEAUTIFUL!!!! #1344501

Jennifer Rennison 5/12/2005 12:26:29 PM

Gorgeous, Marsha! Such beautiful array of flowers, lighting and effects, nicely done! #1344512

Ermanno Radice 5/12/2005 12:59:36 PM

Beautiful work, Marsha! #1344640

Marsha S. Smith 5/12/2005 1:54:17 PM

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member since: 6/4/2004 Very nice effects and image, Marsha!!
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Khawla "Kelly" S. Haddad

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member since: 1/23/2005 Great capture Marsha!!! like your choice of effect here very well don !!!!

Somehow these two ended up on a separate thread.

Thanks everyone - Don, Kelly, Tom (if you lived close enough I would gladly share. They are pink and purple coneflowers - don't know if they will grow where you live or not. I have had them for several years and this is the first year that they have been as full, thick and great as they are now), Colette, Tammy, Carla, Stephanie, Janet, Cathy, Donna, Dado (I loved Ninja Koko), Paul, Roger, Claudia, SJ, Marcie (everything is blooming here, but so is the heat and humidity and it is only May - I dread July), Karen, Bonnie, Mata, Julie, Steve (I do that just for you, bud, so you will know what's coming), CJ, Kara, Laurence, Kate, Cindy, Goshka, Dan, Jennifer and Ermanno! #1344828

Jonna Bergström 5/12/2005 2:18:44 PM

Wonderful image, Marsha! #1344911

Marsha S. Smith 5/12/2005 2:45:52 PM

Thank you so much Jonna! #1344993

Melissa L. Zavadil 5/12/2005 3:01:48 PM

Wow!! This is a fantastic image! This is so delicately gorgeous!! #1345019

Cathy Barrows 5/12/2005 3:04:54 PM

gorgeous...what number did you use for buzz...just curious #1345029

Vicki Hunt 5/12/2005 4:09:50 PM

Well, I love seeing your kitties! But this is so nice...I love coneflowers! #1345195

Patty Razonable 5/12/2005 4:42:34 PM

Beautiful image on the buZZ, Marsha!! #1345282

Nobu Nagase 5/12/2005 5:25:39 PM

Beautiful backyard flowers!!!
Love the colors of flowers, the light green on the foregrand and the dark green on the background.
Wonderfully balanced image, Marsha! #1345426

Gail Vitikacs 5/12/2005 5:32:38 PM

Oh my....I love this!!! I love the buZZ you added....great job! #1345440

Wendy Stevenson 5/12/2005 5:38:41 PM

Wow that buzz really worked well on this wonderful image Marsha! I can't believe you have cone flowers already - gosh mine aren't up 'til late June:-( North of the 49th really sucks sometimes! #1345453

Terry R. Hatfield 5/12/2005 6:07:31 PM

I Love The BuZZ Marsha Nicely Done:-) #1345562

Marsha S. Smith 5/12/2005 6:11:45 PM

Thanks Melissa, Cathy (I have no idea, I just push and pull those little buttons - I think I should actually start some kind of journal or notebook so if I ever have to duplicate any of this stuff I will know what I did), Vicki (there are more kitties to come), Patty, Nobi, Gail and Wendy (my coneflowers never completely quit blooming all winter - it never got below about 30 degrees here and that was only short lived. In fact we had snow (for exactly 10 minutes one day and melted as fast as it landed for the most part) and I have an image of a coneflower with snow on it) This is my best year yet with them. I keep adding to the patch so they will have lots.) #1345572

Donna J. Taff 5/12/2005 6:23:27 PM

This is soo beautiful, Marsha!!! #1345600

Kathryn (Love) Scheet 5/12/2005 6:25:00 PM

wonderful image Marsha! love the buzzzzzzzzzzz! #1345605

Marsha S. Smith 5/12/2005 7:10:30 PM

Thank you so much Donna and Kathryn! I think the buZZ is my favorite tool so far to have discovered and it was due to someone here at BP - Murry Grigsby or Carolyn Fletcher I think. #1345702

Darren K. Fisher 5/12/2005 7:43:46 PM

This is so very pretty and you used the Buzz with perfection here. #1345772

Marsha S. Smith 5/12/2005 7:56:24 PM

Thank you very much, Darren! Hope you have had a good day today! #1345807

Jim Kinnunen 5/12/2005 8:03:38 PM

Love the buzz, Marsha!!! #1345824

Jane Summa 5/12/2005 10:40:47 PM

You are so right on about the humidity here right now, Marsha! 88 yesterday, 85 today and it is only May!
Excellent image! Love the colors! Nice work! #1345996

Gaurav Mehra 5/12/2005 11:24:22 PM

What a beauty!!! The effects on this one is just wonderful. I'm a big fan of your creations, Marsha! #1346021

Marsha S. Smith 5/13/2005 2:59:35 AM

Thank you so very much, Jim, Jane and Gaurav - I really love hearing from you all. #1346314

Lori Carlson 5/13/2005 1:32:25 PM

I LOVE this Marsha!!! I just gots ta get me the BUZZ!!! :0) Great work...it's really a striking piece of art! #1348712

Marsha S. Smith 5/13/2005 3:35:35 PM

Thank you so much Lori. I will email you how to get the trial version. #1348995

Jill Flynn 5/13/2005 6:05:21 PM

WOW Marsha. The colors on this are so rich and vibrant ... that green is gorgeous! The effects and your treatment are right on!


Laura Clay-Ballard 5/13/2005 6:22:25 PM

love it love it love it! The Buzz really made this one pop! Who needs macro with photos like this! LOL .. #1349408

Stanley J. Contrades 5/13/2005 7:40:23 PM

Excellent array of florals and colors, Marsha ... just gorgeous and beautifully presented! The buZZ effect gives it a painted look that's ready for a wall!! Beautifully done!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1349551

Kathleen K. Parker 5/13/2005 10:21:58 PM

Oh I absolutely LOVE this. It is beautiful, Marsha!
Kathleen #1349736

Marsha S. Smith 5/14/2005 4:37:44 AM

Thank you Jill, Laura, Stan and Kathleen - this is one of those things I have learned here at BP - Instead of shooting straight at or down onto this bunch of coneflowers I got down real low and shot just across the top of a boxwood hedge(the light green foreground) and kind of up at the coneflowers - really made a difference in how the image looked. I just keep learning from all you guys all the time. #1350186

Karma Wilson 5/14/2005 8:27:02 AM

Lovely photo and effects!

Karma #1351139

Marsha S. Smith 5/14/2005 6:37:14 PM

Thank you so much, Karma - Just having a ball trying to master buZZ! #1352355

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Taken yesterday afternoon in full sun of my bed of purple coneflowers that are in full bloom right now - camera on auto everything.
Really zapped with buzz simplifier.
I thought ya'll needed a break from kitties.

Uploaded on 5/12/2005 2:48:22 AM

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