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Registered: November 2008
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A visit to City Park back in February paid off when I found a display of Liliums in the conservatory within the park.
Developed in the 1820's by Australia's first horticultural society, the park's 13 hectares feature fine Victorian gardens, a troop of Japanese macaques at Monkey Island, a giant chess board, a bandstand and a beautiful conservatory full of exotic hot house plants.

PP Work - PSP X
Adjust - Colour - Fade Correction - Amount of correction 45
Adjust - Brightness and Contrast - Clarify - Strength of effect - 1
Adjust - Digital Camera Noise Removal - Noise Correction - 10, Correction blend - 70, sharpening 0.0
Cropped and resized
Layers - Duplicate

Using the duplicate layer
Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Hue Map - Greyscale
Zoomed to 1000%
Selected eraser tool and erased selected pixels (brush size 1 pixel) to expose the underlying colour

Saturate yourself with your subject and the camera will all but take you by the hand
· Date: Sun March 8, 2009 · Views: 571 ·
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Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Sun March 8, 2009 2:11pm

A perfectly executed "eye popper" - the brilliant lily takes center stage here. Very nicely done!

Registered: January 2009
Sun March 8, 2009 4:44pm

Hello David
Excelent sharpness, colours and light; great pp work with the parcial desaturatio that adds a strong contrast and a beautiful graphic impact.
Best regards my frind, mb

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 860
Sun March 8, 2009 4:48pm

David, Hi:

Marvelous, really marvelous

Congratulations, very very nicely done.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 7
Sun March 8, 2009 7:56pm

Would not mind walking around in that conservatory.... that chess board must also be fun - but maybe that needs children to show of how big the pieces are.

The tiger lily sure is an eyecatcher this way - perfect details here.


Registered: December 2008
Posts: 11
Sun March 8, 2009 8:40pm

Hi David
Lovely PP work with the desat, the Lili stands out really well here.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 15
Mon March 9, 2009 4:52am

Very nice work on bringing the lily back out David, a true winner!

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Registered: November 2008
Posts: 157
Mon March 9, 2009 10:02am

Hi David

This shot really is stunning, superb detail and great colours on the Lily. the desat works perfectly especially with this light, well done this is excellent my friend.

Thank you for joining in with the theme
kind regards Helen

Registered: December 2008
Mon March 9, 2009 11:54am

Busy decorating, now trying to catch up before I start again,

Lovely colours in the Lilly they really stand out against the background,


Registered: January 2009
Mon March 9, 2009 3:11pm

Blooming with color out of the gray. Superbly done, congratulations David.
María José

Registered: January 2009
Mon March 9, 2009 4:26pm

bev glint

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 3
Sat March 28, 2009 10:29am

Nice work, The desaturation works well to bring out the vibrancy of the lily.

Registered: August 2009
Posts: 1
Wed February 17, 2010 1:50pm

The lily really jumps out with your de-sat work, nice Smile
Well done!

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