The Azaleas

© Stefan G

The Azaleas

Leanne M.E. Boyd 6/15/2005 12:34:24 AM

This is beautiful Stefan! Congratulations on your POTD! #263494

Evy Johansen 6/15/2005 12:42:21 AM

Very beautiful! Great work, Stefan! Congratulations on your POTD! #1471573

Judy S. Fung 6/15/2005 3:19:34 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Stefan! #1471785

Anna Diederich 6/15/2005 3:20:14 AM

Congrats on your POTD! It is a an incredibly picture! #1471787

Sandra K. Dee 6/15/2005 3:23:37 AM

Stefan, this is nice it looks like a painting instead of a photograph..wow! #1471801

Candy D. Dennis 6/15/2005 3:24:47 AM

This is beautiful! What did you do? It looks like a textured background. #1471807

Michelle B. Prince 6/15/2005 3:49:07 AM

Wonderful. I also like the background. #1471898

Laura Clay-Ballard 6/15/2005 4:07:39 AM

gorgeous! congrats onpotd. #1471975

Joy Rector 6/15/2005 4:38:18 AM

Gorgeous. congrats on POTD. #1472101

Michelle R. Kovach 6/15/2005 4:54:19 AM

Gongrats on POTD Stefan! Great image!
Michelle #1472149

PJ 6/15/2005 5:02:48 AM

Congrats Stefan. Beautiful colours. #1472166

Judith G. Secco 6/15/2005 5:36:45 AM

Love this, congratulations! #1472278

Maurice Flynn 6/15/2005 6:00:47 AM

Excellent picture #1472341

Veronica Baker 6/15/2005 6:03:09 AM

Awesome photo! #1472349

Greg McCroskery 6/15/2005 6:07:18 AM

Stefan,
Beautiful image! I love the colors and the texture effect. Congrats on POTD!
God Bless,
Greg
#1472366

Claudette Foote 6/15/2005 6:40:18 AM

Very beautiful! Great work, Stefan! Congratulations on your POTD! #1472572

Isaac Abraham 6/15/2005 7:09:39 AM

That really awesome! #1472683

Mark Allin 6/15/2005 7:17:52 AM

Wonderful and well deserved POTD - Mark #1472716

Michele Bauer 6/15/2005 7:33:28 AM

This is awesome! What did you do? It looks like a textured background. #1472763

Terrill Province 6/15/2005 9:13:13 AM

An incredibly beautiful image, Stefan. I love everything about it, and am especially curious about the texture. It has the look of artists paper or cardstock. How did you do it? #1473179

Patty Razonable 6/15/2005 10:38:16 AM

Excellent composition!! Congratulations on your POTD!! #1473418

Carolyn J. Connolly 6/15/2005 11:32:29 AM

Stefan - beautiful image...lovely symmetry!! Nice composition, and, excellent colours and effects... Congrat's on this very eye-catching Photo Of The Day!! :o) #1473537

Lily Chan 6/15/2005 12:23:14 PM

The colors are beautiful. #1473684

Jenny Bosmans 6/15/2005 12:38:32 PM

Congratulations Stefan!!! Outstanding image!! Love it! #1473770

Joline Frazier 6/15/2005 12:53:37 PM

I just love this, the way the flowers seem to be reaching to each other. The texture is also quite nice. Congratulations on your POTD. #1473841

Carol Brill 6/15/2005 6:14:11 PM

Marvelous job of capturing the saturated colors and abstract design in this image, Stefan, congratulations on your POTD! #1474944

Stefan G 6/15/2005 6:43:14 PM

Thank you all for your kind comments, and thank you betterphoto.com for selecting the image for POTD! To answer the questions about how it is done - The original image has only the bottom blossom. The upper blossom is a flipped copy of the bottom one, put on a separate layer. Both layers were manipulated separately by applying a liquify filter, mostly on the upper one to change its shape and make it look like reaching to touch the other azalea blossom. The texture is one of the texture filters available with Photoshop however it looks a little differently after resizing the image and reducing the jpeg quality. All the manipulations were done on the original size. The original has considerably better sharpness and a little more details. The background is pretty much natural- trees out of focus. Thanks again. #1475064

Katleen R. Struckle 6/15/2005 7:47:42 PM

Stunning image! Congrats on POTD!! #1475259

Vicki Hunt 6/16/2005 4:08:13 AM

Congrats on the POTD! #1476035

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 6/16/2005 11:13:21 AM

Very pretty, congrats! #1477979

Seanmalinda Long 6/17/2005 7:35:54 PM

the colors are INCREDABLE!!!
it gives me a soft fuzzy feeling
#1483909

Cora Miller 6/23/2005 11:47:01 PM

Absolutely wonderful! Congratulations on winning POTD and making the finals with this beauty, Stefan! #1513528

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Uploaded on 5/27/2005 5:18:28 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FinalistBetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day


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