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Surrealistic realism!

Surrealistic realism!
Photo Information
Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-28
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Experimental, Macro
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG EX MACRO
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-13 1:47
Viewed: 1391
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A fantasy of this wonderful flower - the realistic!
and the surreal image of the same!
So a surrealistic realism is produced!

PP work by using Photoscape: the distortion filter and sharpning and CS3 for black BG.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-04-13 1:49]

Hi Francis...
Beautiful artwork...
Beautiful presentation...

hello Francis
nice post here
great sharpness and well exposed, i like the PP work
nice background
good work

Manuj Mehta

recherche interessante Francis...

une explosion de couleurs,

thanks Francis,

dd, ile de la Réunion

Hello Francis,

I know that you like to experiment with your photographs and that is how you begin to understand the power of the digital enhancing programs. Like you, if time allows, I like to try different processes with my shots. I'm sure you found this interesting and had great fun realising the possibilities. For me, the composition is a little harsh, like a Victorian specimen display, but that is a very personal opinion and whereas, I would like a softer, more abstract composition, I know many who will love this.
You have a great sensitivity to color and the sharpness is fine.

Good luck with your future digital experimentation.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

how are you friend?
wonderful colours
nice depth here, good sharpness and well composed
like the frame work too
thanks for sharing such a refreshing shot

Bonjour Francis Xavier,

Bellissime fleur de (Gaillardia Aristata).
Une de mes fleurs qui envahit mon jardin chaque été.
Amusante composition réalisée ici.
Amicalement vôtre.

Hello, Francis -
Fantastic! The "real" flower is so sharply shown with perfect light and warm, bright colors, while the "reflection" is creatively placed directly beneath for a pleasing composition. The black background is nicely chosen to exhibit these colors. Very artistic and appealing image. Well done!

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2010-04-13 2:49]

Hi Francis ;)
Amazing Artwork...All my compliments,
J ;)

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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2010-04-13 2:55]

Hi Francis

Beautiful Artwork, excellent concept and idea.
Nice exposure and well presented!


Bo dia Francis,

Excellent PP work and vivid/beautiful colors of a delicate and wonderful flower.
The frame works very well here.
Congratulations and TFS

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-04-13 3:48]


merveilleuxe compo quelle présentation avec le reflet en fond, grandisoe iamge, ce couleurs, cette finsees, ce coeur, qulle travail.

bravo et amitié


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2010-04-13 4:03]

Hi Francis,
I love it ! Well composed. Just beautiful work here. TFS Julie

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-04-13 4:22]

Hi Francis,
Fantastic contrast against the black and nice surreal reflection wonderfully presented.
Best wishes

Hi Francis,
Nice effect you've gone for, the black background and yellow frame were good choices too. Everything compliments each other well. The focus and saturation are by far the most impressive aspects of this photo. The title seems very well suited too. Bravo.


Beautiful composition!
Excellent pp work and stunning effect.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-04-13 4:54]

Interresting presentation Francis! Pin sharp image and very imaginative pp work, thanks!


Gr8 shot and a nice analysis.

Hello Francis,

What a great composition
Captured with very good details and well managed light.
Great colors and wonderful PP work.
A nice black BG and nicely framed.
Congrats and TFS.

Best regards,

Hi Francis,
What an amazing macro with superb presentation my friend.TFS.


Hola Francis
Buena edicion compuesta por estas dos flores ,una natural y la otra irreal una buena combinacion que da un efectivo resultado , gracias por compartir

Buen trabajo
un saludo

Hello Francis,

This is amazing. Very well thought and crafted.


Bonjour Francis

Très jolie composition!!!
Superbes couleurs et détails et belle idée originale et efficace esthétiquement!
Bravo Francis!

Hi Francis,
A wonderful idea with amazing presentation of this lovely flower,the stunning PP work with superb sharpness are basic elements of the success of this lovely flower,fantastic colors and an elegant presentation my friend.
Best Wishes

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2010-04-13 11:30]

Ciao Francis

I've loved, you know I like these ArtWork!
Fantastic colors and the drawing of your character!
I like the composition, attractive color palette with fine details!
Black background sets and everything is fantastic!
Congratulations my friend ....


An original approach with perfect colors and details!

Wonderful clarity and nice POV with great frame. Great idea and nice PP work! Your picture says it all though you mentioned a very helpful and interesting note.
Thanks for that, as it is always appreciated.

thanks and regards,

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  • jazrr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 77 N: 98] (2228)
  • [2010-04-13 14:09]

Hi Francis:

Very nice PP work and amazing colors.
Nice presentation.



Olá Francis

Lindo e atraente trabalho!
Um trabalho criativo e com
escelentes cores e contrastes.
Como é bom ter criatividade e
poder coloca-la em prática.
Parabéns pelo trabalho.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-04-13 18:40]

dear Francis Xavier,
yes surrealistic feeling is nice,
unreal sun like flower is shining in illusionary dark space,
and it reflection is quite like a mirage on dark lake,
very artistic picture and shining orange face is impressive,
thank you for your wonderful picture,

Hello Francis Xavier! Amazing flower. Ideal background. Sophisticated composition. Perfect exposure and capture. Mystical effect. Well done!

Nice effect.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-04-14 6:37]

Hi Francis!
Excellent composition with splendid vibrant colours and great contrast. Perfect sharpness and lovely light.
Excellent PP work. Very good idea and perfect realization. Congratulations dear friend!
Ciao! Vanda

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2010-04-14 22:18]

Greetings Francis Xavier,

I like the result of your experiment & vibrant PP work. It was well thought out & beautifully presented.Sharp details & vibrant colours.

Hi Francis
fantastic, artistic image.
excellent pp work. creative and original.
amazing shining colors in a perfect composition.

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