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Old 01-08-2009, 09:27 PM
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Hi Pat and Srishti,

Pat. Thanks for that nice comment, working in negative can be fun.

Srishti, The process works on most leaf litter. Try these.





I'm off to dig up an image related to these, it was a while ago.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:47 PM
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That didn't take long, My filing system works.

Srishti, I did these when first learning photoshop so they are a bit rough.





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Wow!!!!! Way cool!! Love the kangaroos!!
This is an awesome technique to play with an then trying painiting from it!
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macd- Boy you have been busy posting photos. These are really nice, I'm glad you showed some distance shots so I can see the size. Nice photoshop work too
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Hi,

Srishti, RE; The Kangaroos, I imagined a bush fire, this is what some of these guys have to escape...some don't. Bit morbid but the thought which accurred to me at the time. I tried painting something similar but my painting skills were not up to the task, sigh, back to photoshop.

Hi Deb, how are you? don't worry I have quite a few discs full of pics. I appear to be digressing away from flowers but it's still organic/botanical. Last year they drained the local weir here and it exposed all the tree roots.







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Love those photoshop manipulations. It's fun to do. Rough or not I do klike the kangaroo image and that red and yellow rose is stunning.

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Old 01-09-2009, 10:08 AM
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Hi Pat,
They are nice colours in that red rose, I prefer the yellow but couldn't ignore the red.


This is one that opened.



I have no idea what this is, it was in a veggie patch. I liked the veins in the petals.

Can we have some of your rain please.

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Intersting flower in the veggie patch. Don't think it is a vegetable flower, almost looks like some kind of hollyhock.
Rain??.....we are having snow....more tomorrow, 6+ inches.

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Looks like a hollyhock to me too!

Mac - these are truly magnificent - photos and manips .... and thank you so much for making them available to us. I'm drooling!

The thread is getting very image-heavy, so if you'd like me to split it for Summer Flowers, just say which point you'd like me to use .... I'll add the link for each thread to the other so they're all available.

That huge pine cone is amazing ...... and the inhabitant with its eggs too!

Can't thank you enough for these!
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Hi Pat and Maureen,

Pat, snow will do it melts, 6" eh, I watch the news it does look heavy over there at the moment, and still in line for global warming.
RE; Veggie patch flower, I should go back and ask what it is but then I might get attacked by their security guard again. Peck , Peck.

Maureen, sorry about been image heavy, where-ever you think would be good for the split.
Thanks for the comments, Pine cone is big and tasty, what looks like eggs is the pine resin from the cone become solid. I used to take that and burn on a hot plate for the smell, like incense.

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I have been following your thread and downloading most of those fabulous flower shots, and don't want to lose the connection, now that it is in its second instalment!

Thank you very much again, Marc...
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Very wonderful work macdragon. I usually hangout mostly in the colored pencil forum. With your permission, I'd like to use the pic of the fully opened red rose as ref for a floral composition. I'll post it along with all my other colored pencil floral works in this forum to welcome in Spring this year. Thanks.
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Hi All,

Maureen,
Thanks for sorting out the heavy thread, didn't realise how many pic's there were, good reason to get that RIL up and running, how's that coming along?

Hi Frida and Debro, glad you like them, Debro all yours, I'll keep an eye out for your images.

Detail of the rose.





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Hi,
Found some more today,

Pat, If that thing in the vegie patch is a hollyhock then this would be the same, different place, with more of the plant body.
Not sure of the names of any of these.












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Re: Photographs of Summer flowers

Fantastic Marc - and thanks for the detail close-ups too - definitely helps the floral painters!

Thumbsdown still about the RIL I'm sorry to say ...... we do keep asking, but I think tecchie people are in very short supply at present.

First one is a hollyhock/
Blue flower - sorry ...... wonder if it could be one of the larger lobelia group - but don't recognise it.

Pink is a dahlia.

Don't know the last one either!!!!!!

Hope the horticulturists will pop in!
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