The Azaleas

© Stefan G

The Azaleas

Uploaded: May 27, 2005 05:18:28


Leanne M.E. Boyd June 15, 2005

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

Evy Johansen level-classic June 15, 2005

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

Judy S. Fung June 15, 2005

Congrats on your POTD, Stefan! #1471785

Anna Diederich June 15, 2005

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

June 15, 2005

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

Candy D. Dennis June 15, 2005

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

Michelle B. Prince June 15, 2005

Wonderful. I also like the background. #1471898

Laura Clay-Ballard June 15, 2005

gorgeous! congrats onpotd. #1471975

Joy Rector June 15, 2005

Gorgeous. congrats on POTD. #1472101

Michelle R. Kovach June 15, 2005

Gongrats on POTD Stefan! Great image!
Michelle #1472149

June 15, 2005

Congrats Stefan. Beautiful colours. #1472166

Judith G. Secco June 15, 2005

Love this, congratulations! #1472278

June 15, 2005

Excellent picture #1472341

June 15, 2005

Awesome photo! #1472349

Greg McCroskery level-classic June 15, 2005

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

Claudette Foote June 15, 2005

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

Isaac Abraham June 15, 2005

That really awesome! #1472683

Mark Allin June 15, 2005

Wonderful and well deserved POTD - Mark #1472716

June 15, 2005

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

Terrill Province June 15, 2005

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 June 15, 2005

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

Carolyn J. Connolly June 15, 2005

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

June 15, 2005

The colors are beautiful. #1473684

Jenny Bosmans June 15, 2005

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

Joline Frazier June 15, 2005

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 June 15, 2005

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

Stefan G June 15, 2005

Thank you all for your kind comments, and thank you 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

Kathleen R. Struckle June 15, 2005

Stunning image! Congrats on POTD!! #1475259

Vicki Hunt June 16, 2005

Congrats on the POTD! #1476035

Donna La Mattino Pagakis June 16, 2005

Very pretty, congrats! #1477979

June 17, 2005

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

Cora Miller level-classic June 23, 2005

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

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