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Apr 30 2013 13:31 GMT peterpinhole
Fine work here....great detail.
Apr 30 2013 14:49 GMT Lalbabu
Gorgeous macro superb framing !!!!
Apr 30 2013 15:25 GMT superJoan
Larry this brightened up my day...thanks
Apr 30 2013 17:31 GMT Papagena
A lovely artwork beautifully framed !! Did you treat it with HDR effect ??
Apr 30 2013 17:56 GMT bandsix
Ooooo, this is sooo nice, Larry!! Beautiful complementary colours..I like it a lot:)
Apr 30 2013 20:51 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
Stunning presentation of this lovely flower!
Apr 30 2013 21:55 GMT gtc126
Larry, Gorgeous Art Work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!well Done!!!
May 01 2013 00:08 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Peter
May 01 2013 00:08 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Lalbabu
May 01 2013 00:09 GMT larrybenedict
Mine too Joan :-)
May 01 2013 00:13 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Helen. No HDR on this one although the effect does resemble HDR a little. All editing was done in Picasa3. I used the pencil sketch filter which washes out the color quite a bit, then the 'color boost' to bring color back. I think I probably sharpened the original photo. Hard to recall exactly what I did, as I tend to stack the effects one on top of another.
May 01 2013 00:19 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Barbara. I hadn't thought about the red/green complimenting each other here but it certainly helps.
May 01 2013 00:19 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Hunju
May 01 2013 00:21 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Sylvia. Stunning huh? :-) Like you said to me once before....the pencil drawing filter works on some things better than others. About one in ten that I run through the filter turns out to my liking.
May 01 2013 00:22 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Glenn. We Scorpio people like flowers, don't we!
May 01 2013 03:05 GMT MargNZ
Great work Larry ... this a terrific illustration :)
May 01 2013 08:13 GMT skyball
Nice detail on this shot Larry!!!!!......
May 01 2013 14:14 GMT wijnie58
Perfect work, Larry..:-))
May 01 2013 19:50 GMT Jakeobean
Larry...I'm not sure what you have done to this photograph but it is absolutely captivating.....beautiful work my dear friend...
May 02 2013 04:31 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Margaret.
May 02 2013 04:32 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Geoff. Another case of a blind pig finding an acorn every now and again.
May 02 2013 04:34 GMT larrybenedict
Jake, I'm not sure what I did with it either. Bummer!!! Thanks...good to hear from you again.
May 02 2013 04:35 GMT larrybenedict
Perfect huh? Thank you Wijnie. Must be the shade of red. :-)
May 03 2013 01:56 GMT potterjo
Lovely work!
May 03 2013 22:20 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Jo.
May 07 2013 10:02 GMT mbz
very beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 11 2013 21:42 GMT Cooler PRO
Beautiful work here Larry ;-)
May 11 2013 22:21 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Brynjar