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The back side of a deep hot-pink petunia with the sun shining through the petals. The fragrance is wonderful and when there are lots of them, putting one's nose down close to the flower is not necessary. Wish I could grow these year 'round, but they don't do well in the summer heat.
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Jan 24 2013 20:44 GMT ForestSpirit
Gorgeous petunia and great editing!
Jan 24 2013 20:50 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Sylvia. Edited in Picasa3. Framing always makes my photos look better....actually, I usually "stack" several borders around them, pulling colors off the photo for the matting and framing (inside-outside). I really like the Stoik software that you told me about for the "hand drawing" filter. The more simple the software, the better I like it!!!
Jan 24 2013 21:09 GMT ForestSpirit
Glad you like the Stoik software, Larry. I find the hand drawing filter really good for certain photos, especially flowers. There are some other effects worth trying too, e.g. "oil painting" and "distortions" to get some wild abstract results.
I use Picasa3 a lot too!
Jan 24 2013 22:37 GMT wijnie58
Beautiful flower and colour, Larry..:-))
Jan 24 2013 22:41 GMT annieann PRO
this sure is a beauty
Jan 24 2013 23:10 GMT julie13
Love that colour
Jan 24 2013 23:46 GMT larrybenedict
Julie, I love it too. The pot I have them planted in is very large, so there was plenty room for several shades of pink and even a couple of reds. I think it must be the contrast of the lighter shades of pink that makes this color stand out so beautifully.
Jan 25 2013 00:00 GMT potterjo
Beautiful image... keep them watered through the summer, they usu. start blooming for me again when it begins to cool
Jan 25 2013 06:39 GMT junne PRO
beautiful picture larry, sharp detail, good editing and tasteful framing
Jan 25 2013 14:59 GMT bandsix
Glorious image, Larry....right up my street, as they say!!
Jan 25 2013 15:09 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Barbara. This is a diluted HDR photo....not full blown! :-)

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