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Yellow Chrysanthemum for New Year

January 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
With an auspicious meaning for Chinese New Year, the Chrysanthemum symbolises perfection, optimism and joy. This is one of the photos that I took. It was focus stacked with 25 images in Helicon Focus and enhanced with Topaz Glow at a very low opacity.
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Pink Transvaal Daisy

January 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I haven't done much photography during the holiday season, but I was given some daisies as a gift and this is one of them. I love daisies and the color pink so I am naturally drawn to them. In addition, there doesn't seem to be too much variety of flowers to choose from during the winter months.
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Pink Gerbera Daisy

December 18, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I took two photos of this daisy and processed them differently. I tried to leave one as natural as possible, but I wanted a more artistic look for the other version. Both were focused stacked with Helicon Focus. I have the artistic version to the right of this post. If you click on it, you'll see version 2, which I think looks more natural.
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Pink Victory Rose

November 16, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I found this little rose plant at the grocery store. The tag on it said it was a Victory Rose. I looked it up and found that the Victory rose is a hybrid tea rose that blooms continuously all summer with big, double, perfectly-formed blooms with a wonderful fragrance.
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Chrysanthemum for Fall

October 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Chrysanthemums always remind me of Fall. I found an orange and yellow bunch of mums yesterday at Trader Joe's, and couldn't resist adding them next to my front door as a reminder of the season.
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Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan)

October 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I'm always trying to find flowers that I haven't photographed before, so I bought a potted Rudbeckia yesterday. It is commonly known as a Black-eyed Susan and is the Maryland state flower. Anyway, I love the gold petals and the dark center. If you click on the image or "Read the Full Post", you can see a closer photo of the seed head.
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Pink Chrysanthemum

October 02, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I purchased a bunch of chrysanthemums recently and this is an example taken with my macro lens and stacked with 14 images in Helicon Focus. I also used Topaz Impression at a low opacity.
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Orange Fire Lily

September 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I took a photo of a Fire Lily on a white background with no post processing, except for focus stacking. It was a stacked with 26 images in Helicon Focus. I then decided to add a gradient background. Although I like both, I think I like the gradient best. Here is the photo with the gradient, and if you click on it, you'll see both images.
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