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Spring Escaping

Spring Escaping
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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 862 W: 47 N: 1539] (7132)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-16
Categories: Nature, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon REBEL XTi, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/22, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-21 16:28
Viewed: 1970
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello all my Treklens friends and those I have not met yet! This is not a post I normally do but when I took the photo of the flowers I wanted to do something different soooo JohnT and Pierre how'd I do? :o)

Flowers are from my Garden its so nice to see Spring here! Amazing though the ice piles from that storm in December are still around on the shores of our big lake! The flowers are some form of crocus but I'm at a loss for their name right now sorry. I made a 2nd layer and blurred it beveled the edges, then did some erasing on the first layer, what fun. :o)

Hope you enjoy!


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Hi Donna - i could never begin to attempt the pp work here, I'm a self-confessed techno-moron. Impressive pp work leading to a nice overall composition - this would make a fine greetings card. Nice work.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-04-21 16:42]
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Superb framing to really make this one stand out! Great 3D effect
(And I get to be first with :D)

framing here is excellent Donna.. and it creates an intriguing sight..
wonderful focus.. with colours and details is beutiful..
the entire job is really effective!! great idea with title.. well done.. thanks
ciao Marco

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-04-21 17:35]

Loving the frame, an interesting pov beautiful more like it. Nocely presented. TFs

Hi Donna
Very nice composition well presented,lovely colors,nice framing.

merhaba dear donna
excellent lovely flowers and colours.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hello Donna!
I like very much this stile of frame!
Great effect!
Lovely colours and good light!
Best regards!

...tomorrow... ;)

Erasing is fun Donna especially at 1000 zoom an usinga one pixel eraser. Very effective and the empty spaces works well. the flower certainly contratst against the background. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Four Repetitions’. Autumn is here but thus far a very mild affair with days in the 20's.

Hi Donna,

You did great capturing these lovely flowers and combined with the way you framing it in a 3D style . . so the flowers are standing out from the surrounding . .
Excellent PP work you've done . .
Great shot my dear friend


;-)) will be back this afternoon

Fantastic :-).
Excellent job on the framing.
Maybe just the second flower from the left I would have left behind the frame or brought the other petal over it.
I love it

Hello Donna,

I like the POV and the great use of light DOF. well done on the colors bg details crisp well composed and great PP work

TFS Kyle

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  • starky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 320 W: 2 N: 40] (2945)
  • [2008-04-22 13:44]

Hi Donna.You make beautiful spring card.
Best regards, Bosko.

Nice framing Donna,
Great work.
Thanks for sharing.


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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-04-23 2:51]

Hi Donna
very very good p.p. workshop.
Gr Jos

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-04-24 11:36]

Hi Dona, thanks for your nice comment...

Amazing capture & presentation..!
Great colors, contrast and sharpness.
Excellent PP work - Bravo...
Rgd. George

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  • budgun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 2 N: 382] (2091)
  • [2008-04-24 20:06]

Hi Donna,
Very charming imaginative image celebrating the coming of spring. It always lifts the spirits of us living in the northern latitudes.
Regards, Tom

Hi dear friend,
very interesting framing style - effective one.
Lovely work and presentation.
Best wishes,

  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-04-27 18:15]

hello Donna

You were one of my earliest critiques. Good to see your macro flower post here and great pp work for this 3-D effect. Wishing you a nice spring season.

tfs, bill

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  • SaraT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 165 W: 0 N: 217] (1155)
  • [2008-05-02 16:01]

hi donna
cool photo. i really like the how you made the flowers pop out by putting them on the frame.the frame is neat with the font:)

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2008-05-04 18:00]

Hello Donna,
Fancy framing sets off your crocuses very nicely!
Happy spring,

nice pp work.
you made the flowers look really nice with the surrounding color. i'd love to see how the original picture looked like.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-05-13 15:50]

Hello Donna, great presentation of those nicely photographed flowers, well composed, great technique, well done, thanks!


Hi Dona,
Beautiful capture,nice photo.
Best regards,

Hello Donna,
A lovely presentation and so optimistic!
Hopefully will the summer to follow this spring be a great one, as last summer weatherwise wasn't very photogenic in my place...
Pablo -

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