The Last Dahlia

Uploaded: October 27, 2008 03:41:14


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


Aimee S. McMaster October 27, 2008 pretty dear Laurie; love your creative'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 October 27, 2008

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 27, 2008

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 27, 2008

Outstanding detail - Beautifully captured Laurie! Jeff #6666051

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict October 27, 2008

Lovely florals here, Laurie.

Dominick #6666052

Jennifer L. Alder October 27, 2008

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

Erin Appelbaum October 27, 2008

Gorgeous effects Laurie. Gorgeous image. Peter #6666195

Anita Hogue October 27, 2008

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

Linda D. Lester level-classic October 27, 2008

Just how you do this! #6666361

Jim Huffield October 27, 2008

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! #6666658

Lynne Morris level-classic October 27, 2008

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

Cyn Valentine level-classic October 27, 2008 beautiful Laurie! Fantastic detail and comp! #6667013

Sherry L. Davis October 27, 2008

So Gorgeous! Amazing work! #6667293

Stephen Zacker October 27, 2008

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

Liz blahh October 27, 2008

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

Bill Knaps October 27, 2008

Wow Laurie, It sure is beautiful. Bill #6668567

Bill Knaps October 27, 2008

Wow Laurie, It sure is beautiful. Bill #6668568

Jessica Jenney October 27, 2008

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

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 27, 2008

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

A P October 27, 2008

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-addict October 28, 2008

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

Amy E. Schneider October 29, 2008

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

Amy:) #6679197

Phil Stith October 30, 2008

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

Barbara Waldoch level-classic October 30, 2008

Brilliant work, Laurie! #6685114

Joannie Bertucci level-classic October 30, 2008

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

Leslie McLain level-deluxe November 01, 2008

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

Anita Bower November 01, 2008

Gorgeous!! #6694067

Max Aureli November 02, 2008

Elegant composition!! #6697614

Laurie Daily level-deluxe November 03, 2008

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

Heather Thorsen November 07, 2008

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

Tamera S. Phillips November 25, 2008

Congratulations on the well deserved finalist! #6804923

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 25, 2008

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

frank w. degenhardt level-classic November 25, 2008

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

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic November 25, 2008

Truly a gorgeous finalist!
~Lisa #6805979

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 25, 2008

another superb finalist Laurie, congrats! #6806471

Nadya Johnson November 25, 2008

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

Sam Britt November 26, 2008

Congratulations, beautiful finalist, Laurie! #6808472

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 26, 2008

Great FX, Congrats. on this amazing Finalist.

UB. #6808912

Jessica Jenney November 26, 2008

Congratulations, Laurie on your beautiful finalist! #6809073

Stephanie Frey November 26, 2008

Gorgeous! Congratulations! #6809403

Michael Umbreit November 26, 2008

Laurie - Congratulations!! - Mike #6809485

Debra R. Harder November 26, 2008

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

Max Aureli November 26, 2008

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

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 26, 2008

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

Laurie Daily level-deluxe November 26, 2008

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

MELODIE C. ROBERTS November 26, 2008

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

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe November 26, 2008

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

Anita Hogue November 26, 2008

Stunning floral, Laurie! Congratulations! #6811680

Leslie McLain level-deluxe November 26, 2008

Congrats on your beautiful finalist. #6812211

Erin Appelbaum November 26, 2008

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

Colleen Farrell November 26, 2008

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 November 26, 2008

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

Wendy Moghadam November 26, 2008

Outstanding! Congratulations on your finalist! #6813542

Janet Daniel level-classic November 27, 2008

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

Bill Wyatt November 27, 2008

Fantastic! Congratulations! #6816195

Carol L. Fowler November 27, 2008

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

Sylvia Rossler November 27, 2008

Huge congrats on your outstanding finalist :)  #6817026

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 28, 2008

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-deluxe November 28, 2008

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

Linda Blair December 01, 2008

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

Laurie Daily level-deluxe December 01, 2008

Thanks Linda! #6835868

Stacy Lankford level-addict December 09, 2008

Beautiful image! #6870762

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