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Another Datura trumpet flower. This one I shot raw and edited it with "Lightroom" software. I usually use Picasa3 to crop my photos, etc., but on a whim, I purchased the Lightroom software. I don't actually see much advantage over the Picasa3 software which is free and the Lightroom software was $139. I suppose there are more fixes in Lightroom but I'm not a professional photographer and do not speak the Adobe language. Learning the language is on my list of things to conquer.
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Nov 17 2014 01:36 GMT HMBPA PRO
You said the plant is about four feet tall, but it's hard to tell how large the flower is. How many inches across? Once you learn the language, you'll love Lightroom; it and Photoshop are great programs.
Nov 17 2014 10:02 GMT bandsix
Superb image, Larry.....always good to learn a new language, too!!
Nov 17 2014 13:47 GMT Papagena
A fantastic work !! Picasa3 is just good enough for my capacity Larry !! ;~((
Nov 17 2014 14:12 GMT Lalbabu
Super beauty !!! Junne told me that raw files are so large that it takes too much time to upload,however,as I think, using Lightroom you have reduced that file to an uploadable size.As regards Lightroom,I think,junne may help you as he is a regular user of photoshop,here I agree with the last sentance of HMBPA.
Nov 17 2014 17:59 GMT 32131
Nice close-up! :)
Nov 17 2014 22:06 GMT gtc126
Beautiful Flower, Superb Results, Larry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 19 2014 15:25 GMT larrybenedict
Harvey, the flower is 3½ inches across (9cm) and the trumpet 4½ inches long(11.5cm). After last nights freeze in N. Florida, they are dead. I'm hoping the stalk stays alive and sends out new leaves so the seeds can mature.
Nov 19 2014 15:28 GMT larrybenedict
It is Barbara. I shoot a few pic's in RAW to see if it makes a difference. I think it does. We'll see.:-)
Nov 19 2014 15:29 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Ruth. Picasa is still my favorite for the JPEG shots. I think Lightroom might be better for RAW shots???
Nov 19 2014 15:31 GMT larrybenedict
Lalbabu, the RAW files are larger, but at this time, I'm only shooting 12megapixel shots AND...I have a new computer that can crunch the data fairly fast.
Nov 19 2014 15:32 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Glenn.
Nov 19 2014 15:34 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Milka
Nov 22 2014 07:47 GMT Bellavista
Very nice flower Larry! Would be nice to see the whole plant!
Nov 25 2014 03:57 GMT larrybenedict
Bea, the whole plant was very large. Not now...it froze last week when we had two nights below freezing. The leaves and flowers only--I think! Hopefully the stem will continue to feed the seed balls. It may even sprout new leaves.
Nov 28 2014 02:32 GMT EveCN
outstanding ~~
Nov 28 2014 19:30 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Eve
Nov 28 2014 22:14 GMT ForestSpirit
Very nice work, Larry - it looks gorgeous!
Nov 29 2014 03:42 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Sylvia
Dec 03 2014 21:58 GMT junne PRO
try photoshop elements 13, it is as if someone has put order and cleanliness into the chaos of photoshop.
Dec 04 2014 04:02 GMT larrybenedict
Perhaps I will. I haven't used elements since the 4th version (iteration). It's the language that I don't understand...adobe language.
Dec 06 2014 03:53 GMT julie13
Looks great, I use Picmonkey, Ribbet and Finepix for editing, nice and easy to understand :)
Dec 06 2014 09:24 GMT senna3
Excellent macro shot, sharp and clear!
Dec 07 2014 03:39 GMT larrybenedict
Just blind luck Peter. About one in ten turn out to be worth saving.
Dec 12 2014 01:53 GMT martini957
It's a beauty Larry...you even captured a little bitty gnat too : ))
Dec 12 2014 23:47 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Nancy....yep, I saw that little insect when I blew up the photo on the computer.
Dec 29 2014 17:04 GMT Sunny70Blairgowrie
That is just so very beautiful - love it !
Dec 31 2014 00:03 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Sunny
Jan 01 2015 11:31 GMT FLUMP
Nice job larry...i like lightroom, i can't say i use it to its full potential but half the fun is experimenting!
Happy new you to you and yours
Jan 01 2015 23:45 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Helen. I'm expecting a wonderful year ahead, aren't you?
Jan 02 2015 21:34 GMT Studio88
Happy & Healthy New Year Larry ;-)
Mar 19 2015 00:26 GMT aquiles PRO
MAGN{IFICA !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 19 2015 21:57 GMT larrybenedict
Hi Aquiles. Your granddaughter is growing up fast.