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Post by LovelyLadyLux »

Terrific H! Love your photos and particularly your swan contribution. I 'think' the name of the flower you've photographed is called Erigeron (I maybe wrong but I think that is what the name is). They seem to be very attractive to bees. I'm out there typically trying to photograph 'bugs' these days as well. Nice composition!



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Horus lovely!! your wayyyyyyyyyyyy to good :)
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I'm thinking H might have some competition from GDB_London. Pretty nice pic there GDB. You'll have to share your secrets with us and pleaseeeeeee post some more! Truly love seeing everybody's photos. It is really inspiring to me to see what everybody can do!

Photography is very addicting!!!!

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LovelyLadyLux wrote:I'm thinking H might have some competition from GDB_London. Pretty nice pic there GDB. You'll have to share your secrets with us and pleaseeeeeee post some more! Truly love seeing everybody's photos. It is really inspiring to me to see what everybody can do!

Photography is very addicting!!!!
I hope you are not referring to my Swan picture that GBD copied into his post LLL :lol: :lol: :lol:
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OMG - Talk about being 'seriously demented' H!! YES - you know I was just glancing down the thread and OMG OMG OMG I thought that GDB did a similar picture to yours but it IS YOURS!!!!!!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Horus wrote:I was out with the camera the other day and spotted a cultivated plant that was growing in the wild. It is some sort of cultivated 'Sea Holly' (I think) and it grows to about 5 feet high, What first attracted me was the blue aura that seemed to surround the flower heads, but as I looked at it I was amazed by the amount of bees that it was attracting, so I took several pictures.
The following is a composite picture using some of these photographs, although the colour of the flower heads and the Bumble bees remains unchanged.

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Hi Horus, like the picture, i have some of these plants ( Echinops Rito - "Globe Thistle" ) at the bottom of the garden

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and your right the bees sure do like them
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Post by Bearded Brian »

Great picture Bigken - nice detail on the bee and the hover fly.

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Post by Horus »

Thanks for the info BigKen :) I should have looked at this thread first :) as I have just asked over on (Photography 3) if you can tell me what the plant is called :lol: :lol: so thanks for answering my question ;)
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Not a lot happening on the photography threads at the moment, maybe everyones on holiday, no Grandad, no Kiya, no LLL, so I thought I would post some manipulated pictures that I did in PSP X2 to show the effects of deliberately ageing a modern photograph.

The first is a fantasy type of garden created using different elements to add points of interest. The spinning wheel, the Swan, the lily pads, some flowers (hidden by that bloody scarab) and some reflections to name a few, finally a moon was added behind the trees and the contrast was altered to give it more of a night time feel.

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The next picture is the same scene but changed to B & W, it now takes on a more erie aspect and looks more like a night-time picture.

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The last one has been changed to Sepia colour and makes the picture look more like a genuine old photoraph.

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Horus, thats looking really good :) , in your finished pic I can imagine a courting couple in old fashioned dress sitting on a summer bench.

Its also gave me added ideas of putting tog a framed pic as xmas present.
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Just to keep the photo manipulation thread going, I thought that I would share my latest creation with you :lol:

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Post by Grandad »

Very nice Horus, atmospheric and very 3 dimensional. :) :)

I have left photo manipulation just recently (only temporary)......I have a new love 'panoramas'. :)

I am making panoramas in most situations that I find myself, to investigate the creative potential of this superb PSE7 feature. All good photo fun. :)
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I had a little break from it myself Grandad as I was playing around (not too sucessfully with Infra Red & ND8 grey filters as I have done the panarama thing before, :) but every now and again I come back to this, especially if I get a new idea ;)
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I rescued this big ginger coloured bumble bee from an overnight stay in the conservatory and he rewarded me with some nice macro pictures when I put him on a flower to warm up, here is one of them:(best seen enlarged)

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P.S. He flew away afterwards
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Post by Bearded Brian »

Think that deserves at least a 12/10

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Post by FABlux »

Lovely photo :D The least he could do to thank you for rescuing him was pose wasn't it :)

Love the 3D picture too :br:

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Post by Kiya »

Yet another good 1 Horus :)
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Post by redsaffy »

I love it fantastic picture :clap:
Everything Is As It Should Be For Now Any Way!!

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Post by Horus »

Thanks folks! :)
Yes Fabby, he was very appreciative of being rescued :lol: we have 8'-0" wide doors on the conservatory which are often open to the garden so we get a lot of bumblies comming in, but for some reason they are to stupid to fly back out again and I have to rescue them :roll:
I must try and find a good fox photo and do you a 3D type picture :)
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