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Matt Tilghman
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« on: April 07, 2013, 07:07:20 PM »
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The California Poppy has to be one of the most beautiful flowers I know. On good wildflower years, some landscapes here in California can become totally blanketed by blooms, leading to a downright surreal display. But it's easy to forget how beautiful single blossoms are, too. Sometimes I like to look for poppies before the wildflower season has truly begun, to catch the early risers. It's easier to appreciate the intricate beauty within each individual poppy. As a bonus, sometimes these few over-eager poppies catch a few end-of-the-season rain showers, and become draped in delicate moisture a dress these spring flowers seldom wear.

Poppy in Pearls
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 07:16:15 PM »
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That is a pretty Poppy Matt
 Just one little flaw in the double reflection of that left edge center petal.A little fix and you have a gem!

Easily remedied by a selection of the petal, inverting to protect the edge and cloning it out. ;-)
While your at it, darkening or cloning out that light diagonal leaf behind the flower, would also help it is just a wee distracting.

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 10:02:18 PM »
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Very nice!
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 12:28:49 AM »
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Thanks, guys!  David, I noticed that blur on the petal... I toyed with the idea of fixing it.  The fact that you noticed it too and didn't like it was enough for me.  It's now fixed!
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 02:49:33 AM »
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Luminescent and so gorgeous!

Well done
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 03:22:35 AM »
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Very nice.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 05:30:43 PM »
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Thank you Francois and Paulo!
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 11:34:21 PM »
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Just one little flaw in the double reflection of that left edge center petal.A little fix and you have a gem!

Hey Matt -- what caused that reflection???
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 03:24:58 PM »
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It was not actually a reflection.  This is a focus-stacked image, and the tips of the petals were in slightly different locations.  The blending process left both visible.
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