Mirrored Iris

© Murry Grigsby

Mirrored Iris

Murry Grigsby 6/6/2005 4:59:37 AM

Original Photo. #259064

Murry Grigsby 6/6/2005 5:03:08 AM

Origianl photo, try number 2. #1435608

Kathleen Clemons 6/6/2005 5:26:44 AM

Lovely PS work, Murry!

Murry Grigsby 6/6/2005 5:32:46 AM

Thanks Kath! Since they changed the BP format I don't seem to be able to post a photo with my comments -- oh well! Loved your boy on the beach photo this morning and all the other Maine shots starting to show up from the shoot. Sounds like a fun and productive get together :0) #1435783

Cathy Gregor 6/6/2005 5:51:42 AM

Nice work, Murry!! Beautiful! #1435828

Donald K. Cherry 6/6/2005 6:06:13 AM

Excellent image and effects, Murry!! #1435877

Carolyn M. Fletcher 6/6/2005 6:12:51 AM

I had a terrible time posting a second shot the other day. You have to keep going back back back until it lets you into the upload page. Very frustrating!
Anyway, that said, I love the shot! You do great work, Mister! #1435916

Laura Clay-Ballard 6/6/2005 6:18:41 AM

fabulous image! great image! #1435946

Rob Friedman 6/6/2005 6:23:00 AM

Beautiful--This is outstanding! #1435968

Shirley L. Carpenter 6/6/2005 6:55:55 AM

WOW!! This is a beautiful abstract Murry!! Great use of effects!!!! #1436136

Darren K. Fisher 6/6/2005 8:24:23 AM

WOW Murry so very creative. #1436623

Brinn MacDougall 6/6/2005 10:57:10 AM

Excellent ps work, Murry!! #1437139

Murry Grigsby 6/6/2005 11:21:35 AM

Thanks Cathy, Don, Carolyn, Laura, Rob, Shirley, Darren and Brinn! Carolyn at my advanced age I try something twice and if it still doesn't work, I move on to something else that does work :0) #1437244

Susan T. Parady 6/6/2005 11:54:53 AM

Super color and wild effect! Nice PS work!! #1437351

Murry Grigsby 6/6/2005 1:24:18 PM

Thanks Susan! #1437640

Marsha S. Smith 6/6/2005 4:42:12 PM

This is gorgeous! When you mirror them they take on a life of their own, don't they? You never know exactly what you will get!
I haven't had any trouble uploading a shot in the discussion, but I have to had already signed in. If I just start commenting and try it keeps kicking me back out. On the sign in page with password and everything, not just the email sign in you do when you try to comment. Don't know if this helps or if that is how you did it and it still didn't work. #1438340

William C. Raco 6/6/2005 4:42:33 PM

Very striking and colorful photo, Murry
Well done!


Murry Grigsby 6/6/2005 4:47:14 PM

Thanks Marsha and Bill! I thought I tried it both ways -- signed in and not signed in -- but who knows?? :0) #1438355

Terry R. Hatfield 6/6/2005 5:47:48 PM

Excellent Work Murry!Neat Editing:-) #1438556

Murry Grigsby 6/6/2005 6:08:46 PM

Thanks Terry! #1438678

Tammy Scott 6/6/2005 6:39:46 PM

GORGEOUS, Murry! #1438823

Murry Grigsby 6/6/2005 7:57:24 PM

Thanks Tammy! #1439007

Carol Brill 6/6/2005 9:00:08 PM

Very striking image, Murry, looks like you're viewing this through a flowery kaleidoscope! Terrific work and imaginative presentation! #1439201

Murry Grigsby 6/7/2005 5:06:59 AM

Thanks Carol! #1440256

Kerby Pfrangle 6/7/2005 8:23:46 AM

Murry very nice.

Love the mirror image.

Beautiful color and detail.

Kerby #1441383

Dolores Neilson 6/9/2005 1:59:10 PM

Well...to my active imagination, it appears to be an "Eye"ris with beautiful lashes! Creative work, Murry! #1451147

Claudia Kuhn 6/11/2005 4:52:45 PM

Wow Murry this is just awesome!!!!!!!! #1459250

Murry Grigsby 6/11/2005 6:58:24 PM

Thanks Kerby, Dolores (LOL) and Claudia!! #1459533

Karen Engelbreth 6/22/2005 12:06:18 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Murry :0)! #1502451

S J 6/22/2005 12:22:00 AM

Many Congratulations on this wonderful POTD, Murry!! #1502478

Gary H. Minish 6/22/2005 12:28:28 AM

I love it, Murry! It looks like a Kaleidoscope :-)

Congratulations on POTD!! #1502489

Carolyn J. Connolly 6/22/2005 12:35:27 AM

EXCELLENT image, Murry - VERY pretty indeed, and, GREAT job with the effects!! I agree with Carol B., that it looks kaleidoscopic!! ;o)

CONGRATULATIONS on 'Mirrored Iris' being chosen as this very deserving Photo Of The Day - I LOVE it!! :o) #1502498

Carolyn J. Connolly 6/22/2005 12:41:13 AM

I just noticed Gary, that you ALSO thought 'kaleidoscopic' for Murry's image!! ;o) #1502511

Stanley J. Contrades 6/22/2005 12:47:01 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Murry, on this being chosen as the POTD!! Great job!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1502524

Wally Orlowsky 6/22/2005 2:01:23 AM

Congratulations on this clever POTD, Murry! #1502663

Donna R. Moratelli 6/22/2005 2:02:22 AM

WOW Murry;Congratulations!!!!!!!
THis is extremely impressive! I love it!!! #1502665

Donna Dunbar 6/22/2005 2:06:59 AM

Wow Murry I Love this!!! Congrats on POTD!!!!!!!! #1502673

Patty Razonable 6/22/2005 2:11:47 AM

Congratulation on your POTD, Murry!! Very creative!! #1502683

Paul Michko 6/22/2005 2:18:10 AM

Very creative image, Murry. Congratulations on a terrific POTD!!! #1502702

Marsha S. Smith 6/22/2005 2:57:31 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous POTD, Murry! #1502799

Kathleen Clemons 6/22/2005 3:10:15 AM

Big congrats to you, Murry! #1502828

Kathleen N. Nelson 6/22/2005 3:17:00 AM

Wow, Murry- This is fantastic! Congratulations on your POTD. #1502857

Scott Pedersen 6/22/2005 3:21:10 AM

Nice #1502880

Cathy Barrows 6/22/2005 3:27:24 AM

Congrats on your POTD...this is gorgeous #1502931

Noel Baebler 6/22/2005 3:40:46 AM

Congratulations, Murry! #1503024

Ed Heaton 6/22/2005 3:48:57 AM

Good morning Murry,
Beautiful image and Congrats on POTD! #1503081

Tammy Scott 6/22/2005 3:52:26 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD, Murry! Very well deserved! #1503105

Allan L. Whitehead 6/22/2005 3:53:02 AM

Magnificent, as always, Murry. You certainley aren't getting older, but like a fine wine, you seem to add a aura to your work. ongratulations on this marvelous POTD selection, Murry. It is very richly deserved, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan #1503110

Sharon E. Lowe 6/22/2005 3:54:50 AM

Congrats on your POTD Murry!! #1503123

Josselyne Klecanda 6/22/2005 4:04:53 AM

Great JOB! love it.
Josselyne #1503203

ilana peled 6/22/2005 4:05:09 AM

This is twice as beautiful as a single
Congratulations Murry. #1503205

Evy Johansen 6/22/2005 4:06:35 AM

Beautiful! Many congratulations on your POTD, Murry!! #1503218

Deborah C. Lewinson 6/22/2005 4:08:34 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Murry, for this amazing and beautiful image!
-Debby #1503230

Joy Rector 6/22/2005 4:08:35 AM

Congrats on POTD Murry. #1503231

Claudia Kuhn 6/22/2005 4:10:52 AM

Beautiful and creative Murry, congrats on your POTD! #1503245

Tammy McAllister 6/22/2005 4:14:55 AM

Lovely colours Murry, congratulations on your POTD, beautiful!
Tootles #1503271

Debra Booth 6/22/2005 4:25:25 AM

Very creative, Murry! Congrats on POTD!! #1503326

Darren K. Fisher 6/22/2005 4:41:12 AM

Yahoo.....This is so very well deserved. Congrats Murry. I bet between Finalist and pod your email is screaming.....LOL... #1503388

Judith G. Secco 6/22/2005 4:42:42 AM

Awesme, Murry!! congratulations. #1503399

Laura E. OConnor 6/22/2005 5:20:38 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Murry! #1503620

Laura Clay-Ballard 6/22/2005 5:30:52 AM

congrats on potd! #1503693

Lori Trivett 6/22/2005 5:36:05 AM

Beautiful photo! I love Irises. I love the mirrored image. Congrats! #1503719

Virginia L. Allison 6/22/2005 5:43:26 AM

Wow...beautiful. Congrats on the POTD, it was well deserved #1503760

Claudette Foote 6/22/2005 5:52:45 AM

Very creative image, Murry. Congratulations on a terrific POTD!!!


Charlene Bayerle 6/22/2005 5:55:21 AM

Congratulations Murry!!!!! #1503831

Greg McCroskery 6/22/2005 6:00:01 AM

Congrats on this very creative POTD! Excellent choice of subjects.

God Bless,
Greg #1503878

Jim Kinnunen 6/22/2005 6:14:15 AM

Congratus on this excellent POTD, Murry!:) #1504025

Murry Grigsby 6/22/2005 6:47:10 AM

Thanks eveyone!! #1504349

Deborah Sandidge 6/22/2005 6:54:23 AM

Very creative POTD, Murry - congratulations!! #1504410

Dolores Neilson 6/22/2005 7:05:09 AM

Woo HOOOOOO!! Love it!! Reminds me of an eye with very lovely lashes. #1504490

Leanne M.E. Boyd 6/22/2005 7:32:13 AM

Very pretty and creative, Murry! Congratulations on your POTD! #1504674

Mary N C. Taitt 6/22/2005 7:41:15 AM

Congratulations on you POTD!!! Striking image!!! Cool! #1504728

Kathleen R. Struckle 6/22/2005 7:52:56 AM

Stunning image ,Murry! Congrats on your POTD!! #1504765

Michelle R. Kovach 6/22/2005 7:58:44 AM

Congratulations Murry! Well Deserved POTD! #1504797

Rhonda Journeay 6/22/2005 8:05:12 AM

Really lovely Murry...congratulations. I'd love to know the step by step process for achieving this affect :-) #1504830

Sharon Day 6/22/2005 8:23:34 AM

Big congratulations on your POTD, Murry!!! WTG! #1504930

Carol Brill 6/22/2005 8:24:47 AM

Congratulations on this spectacular POTD, Murry! #1504934

Carol Brill 6/22/2005 8:33:04 AM

Thanks everyone! Rather than repeating the entire procedure here, Rhonda, you can see it at my BP Deluxe web site at: http://www.photomurrage.com/-/photomurrage/
Read "Using the flood filter as a mirror" under Tips/Articles. Good luck. #1504982

Donna J. Taff 6/22/2005 8:37:10 AM

Congratulation's on this beautiful picture of the day, Murry!!! #1505010

bob cornelison 6/22/2005 9:38:13 AM

Congrats Murry on this cool shot!
By the way I've done the same thing trying to upload an image in the comment section and I've had it work one or two times but other times it didn't and I repeated repeated repeated myself with no result and finally gave up too! Maybe one day someone will let us know the secret of the puzzle.
~:O) #1505402

Grayce Pedulla Dillon 6/22/2005 9:43:27 AM

Lovely image Murry. Congrats on POTD!!! Well deserved. #1505440

Candice C. Calhoun 6/22/2005 11:03:27 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD....excellent use of post technique, with a lovely result!!!

ccc #1505975

Brenda W. LaFleur 6/22/2005 11:34:57 AM

Congrats, Murray! This is a beauty of an image. Great work!! #1506146

Jacqueline C. Harmon 6/22/2005 11:51:55 AM

congrats on a well deserved potd murry! #1506234

Murry Grigsby 6/22/2005 12:02:55 PM

Thanks again everyone!! I really like Dolores' name of "Eyeris" :0) #1506299

Jenny Bosmans 6/22/2005 12:04:14 PM

Congratulations, Murry!!! Well deserved!! #1506307

Stephen Zacker 6/22/2005 1:39:58 PM

Very creative and Beautiful. Congratulations #1506805

William C. Raco 6/22/2005 3:18:08 PM

Congratulations, Murry!
Very striking work!


Murry Grigsby 6/22/2005 3:49:52 PM

Thank you! #1507360

Lori S. Aschbrenner 6/22/2005 4:13:53 PM

Gorgeous image, Murry! Congratulations on your POTD! #1507418

Mellanie 6/22/2005 5:44:59 PM

Hey Murry! Haven't been able to comment lately, but thought I would take a moment to congratulate you on this fantastic POTD! Great effects and colors!

How's the weather down there? As hot as it is here, I bet!!!

Congrats on this POTD and your finalists! #1507690

Murry Grigsby 6/22/2005 8:56:18 PM

Thanks! HOT and bone DRY down here :0( #1508391

Susie Peek-Swint 6/23/2005 7:43:05 AM

Beautiful image and effects Murry ~ congrats on POTD! #1510357

Mary K. Robison 6/23/2005 7:46:54 AM

Beautiful work, Murry ~
Congratulations on your POTD! #1510385

Colette M. Metcalf 6/25/2005 6:34:36 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Murry!!! Beautiful image! Sorry I'm running a little behind:0) #1520194

Robert Mann 6/25/2005 7:18:07 PM

Me, too, Colette! Gorgeous flower and rendering, Murry! Many congrats on your POTD! RoB #1520337

Murry Grigsby 6/25/2005 7:28:03 PM

Thanks Susan, Mary, Colette and Rob!! #1520362

Leonard Pierce 7/2/2005 7:58:12 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Murry!!! I'm running a little behind too! #1546687

Murry Grigsby 7/2/2005 8:50:46 AM

Thanks Len! I know a few folks that would love to have a little behind :0) #1546821

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum 7/22/2005 9:28:09 PM

Just gorgeous!!!! Congratulations!

Pat #1623459

Gene Spears 7/22/2005 9:56:22 PM

kaleidoscope style! - simply gorgeous, Murry - congrats again!! #1623626

Noel Baebler 7/23/2005 6:56:35 AM

Huzzah, Murry! #1625356

Murry Grigsby 7/23/2005 5:14:07 PM

Thanks all :0) #1628588

Tammy Scott 7/23/2005 7:31:00 PM

And another congratulations, Mury! #1629322

Murry Grigsby 7/23/2005 8:31:31 PM

Thanks Tammy! #1629569

Stanley J. Contrades 7/24/2005 1:28:19 PM

Okay, I lost count (LOL)!! CONGRATULATIONS, Murry, and the best of luck to you in the next round of judging!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1631982

Murry Grigsby 7/24/2005 2:58:41 PM

Thanks Stan! #1632235

ilana peled 7/24/2005 9:04:11 PM

Congratulations Murry!
I suppose I woke up late :) #1633530

Murry Grigsby 7/24/2005 10:13:08 PM

Thanks Ilana! #1633675

S J 7/24/2005 11:15:14 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your super WIN, Murry!! #1633748

Dan Holm 7/24/2005 11:24:58 PM

Alright, Murry!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome WINNER!!!!! #1633795

LJ Corliss 7/24/2005 11:25:41 PM

Congrats :) #1633799

Susan T. Evans 7/24/2005 11:49:35 PM

Congrats Murry on your winner!!! #1633842

Susie Peek-Swint 7/25/2005 12:21:52 AM

Many congrats Murry on this wonderful image! #1633913

Stanley J. Contrades 7/25/2005 12:31:20 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Murry, on your 2nd Place win!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1633938

Gary H. Minish 7/25/2005 12:42:41 AM

Way to go, Murry! Congratulations! #1633975

clifton Mair 7/25/2005 12:47:36 AM

Big congrats Murray! #1633990

Vicki Hunt 7/25/2005 2:11:28 AM

This is such a creative image! Congratulations! #1634120

Marsha S. Smith 7/25/2005 2:43:00 AM

Gorgeous, Murry! Congratulations!!! #1634200

Kerby Pfrangle 7/25/2005 3:00:00 AM


COngratulations on your second place win

Well deserved.

Kerby #1634272

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 7/25/2005 3:06:56 AM

Congratulations on your win Murry!!! #1634301

Allan L. Whitehead 7/25/2005 3:25:33 AM

Murry, congratulations on this win in last month's contest in the 'Details of Design' category. It is very richly deserved, my dear friend - your friend, Allan #1634387

Deborah C. Lewinson 7/25/2005 3:43:26 AM

Congratulations on your win, Murry, for this gorgeous image!!!
-Debby #1634522

Tammy Scott 7/25/2005 3:58:22 AM

A BIG congratulations on your win, Murry! #1634598

Kathleen Clemons 7/25/2005 4:01:01 AM

Congrats to you, Murry! #1634616

Leanne M.E. Boyd 7/25/2005 4:21:34 AM

Congrats Murry! #1634701

Kathleen K. Parker 7/25/2005 4:55:22 AM

Congratulations on your win, Murry!
kathleen #1634806

Colette M. Metcalf 7/25/2005 5:10:44 AM

CONGRATULATIONS to you Murry on this BEAUTIFUL image:0) #1634881

Theresa McCloskey 7/25/2005 6:40:18 AM

Congratulations Murray - very nice :-) #1635212

Murry Grigsby 7/25/2005 6:51:37 AM

Thanks everyone for your well wishes :0) #1635261

Jim Kinnunen 7/25/2005 6:51:54 AM

Congratulations Murry on this fine wining image!:) #1635263

Cathy Barrows 7/25/2005 7:24:17 AM

Congrats on your win!...fantastic #1635477

KHAWLA Haddad 7/25/2005 8:33:46 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner!!! #1635925

Noel Baebler 7/25/2005 8:52:01 AM

HUZZAH, Murry!!! #1636038

Deborah Sandidge 7/25/2005 9:03:36 AM

Very creative, congratulations Murry! #1636126

Jill Flynn 7/25/2005 9:07:48 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved SECOND PLACE win Murry! #1636158

Murry Grigsby 7/25/2005 12:07:24 PM

Since Time Warner can't decide if we need an internet connection today and Betterphoto being sooooo slow, I'll try this again -- Thanks so much for taking your time to send congratulations on my photo! I really appreciate all the great folks that post and comment at BP!! :0) #1636985

William C. Raco 7/25/2005 12:12:37 PM

Very well done, Murry!

bill #1637006

ilana peled 7/25/2005 12:14:53 PM

Many happy returnes, Murry.. #1637018

Stephen Zacker 7/25/2005 1:51:26 PM

Beautiful and unique. Congratulations #1637355

Nobu Nagase 7/25/2005 1:56:41 PM

Congratulations, Murry, on your great win!!! #1637370

Murry Grigsby 7/25/2005 1:58:19 PM

Thanks ALL!! #1637375

Brenda W. LaFleur 7/25/2005 2:07:13 PM

Good work, Murray! Love the effect. Congrats, buddy! #1637410

Goshka G. 7/25/2005 3:14:06 PM

Congrats on this beautiful winner, Murry!! #1637665

Joannie Bertucci 7/25/2005 3:20:54 PM

Murry, I swear I saw one of these beauties at the Powell Gardens in Kansas :-)
Terrific PS work and congratulations on a fine win!

Wally Orlowsky 7/25/2005 3:41:55 PM

Congratulations on this creative winner, Murry! #1637776

Murry Grigsby 7/25/2005 4:10:42 PM

Thanks Brenda, Goshka, Joannie and Wally :0) #1637900

Cathy Gregor 7/25/2005 4:16:24 PM

Congrats on your well deserved win, Murry!! #1637938

Murry Grigsby 7/25/2005 4:18:12 PM

Thanks Cathy! #1637947

Serena Pierce 7/25/2005 4:36:12 PM

Amazing CS work! Congratulations Murry!! #1638046

Diane Addonizio 7/25/2005 4:44:24 PM

Congrats on your win, Murry! #1638087

Terry R. Hatfield 7/25/2005 5:45:36 PM

Hi Murry!A Big Congratulations On Your Digi Win:-)Excellent Job!! #1638296

Donna J. Eaton 7/25/2005 5:45:54 PM

Great job Murry! Congratulations on your win! #1638298

Donna J. Taff 7/25/2005 6:08:41 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful win, Murry!!! #1638340

Murry Grigsby 7/25/2005 7:10:45 PM

Thanks Serena, Diane, Terry, Donna and Donna :0) #1638460

Guy D. Biechele 7/25/2005 7:24:24 PM

This is super, Murry! Congrats on your win!! #1638493

Murry Grigsby 7/25/2005 8:15:02 PM

Thanks Guy! #1638568

Cora Miller 7/25/2005 8:49:10 PM

Wonderfully creative and very interesting. Congratulations on your win, Murry! #1638619

Gene Spears 7/26/2005 12:02:46 AM

Way to go, Murry - a super image!! #1638781

Murry Grigsby 7/26/2005 6:21:10 AM

Thanks Cora and Gene! #1639934

Sharon Day 7/26/2005 11:27:52 AM

Fantastic image, Murry!!! I think mirror images are nearly as addicting as Buzz :o)! Big congratulations on this well deserved win! #1641253

Murry Grigsby 7/26/2005 11:42:50 AM

Thanks Sharon! #1641323

Janet L. Skinner 7/27/2005 4:20:31 AM

Congrats, Murry!!!!!!!!!! #1643807

Murry Grigsby 7/27/2005 5:15:46 AM

THanks Janet! #1644015

Claudia Kuhn 7/27/2005 5:21:06 AM

Big congrats Murry!!!! #1644041

Murry Grigsby 7/27/2005 5:43:14 AM

Thanks Claudia! #1644117

Cindy Paquette 7/27/2005 5:31:09 PM

Such an outstanding image..so beautiful and very, very creative! A huge congratulations is wished for you on your win! #1646521

Murry Grigsby 7/27/2005 7:04:44 PM

Thanks Cindy! #1646761

Monika Sapek 7/28/2005 11:59:30 AM

Many congratulations on you Second Place Win, Murry!

Murry Grigsby 7/28/2005 12:02:15 PM

Thanks Monika! #1649642

Evy Johansen 7/28/2005 9:33:13 PM

Good morning to you, Murry! Many congratulations on your beautitul and well deserved win! #1651341

Murry Grigsby 7/29/2005 6:10:11 AM

Thank you Evy! #1652543

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This iris abstract was created in Photoshop CS using the Simplifier One and the Flood filters a couple times on different layers and then combining them into one image.

Uploaded on 6/6/2005 4:58:13 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
BetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day

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