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  1. #1101
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    I have to admit temporary defeat!
    I have tried all my graphics programs andnot one will do a border like some of the above - my main program is Serif - like PSP - I also have PSP4, and Picture it, and Arcsoft Photo impressions 4 - PSP has "Add Borders" but it is only around the edge and can't be moved.
    I probably need a friend who undestands one of these to sit beside me, I shall see who I know that knows about these things
    So, sorry - no lovely bordered pics from me for the moment
    Here's some tulips with a black background to be going on with. (C-740)
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  2. #1102
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    That's a dramatic tulip pic Geoff, impressive even without a border .

    If you are into gardening you have probably heard of Clematis. It is a vine with large spectacular flowers. It is also family of the lowly buttercup!

    Here in Canada we have a wild variety called Virgin's-Bower, Clematis virginiana (Ranunculaceae). It tends to climb over everything, here is a shot of it covering lots of other plants:


    Here is a close-up of the flowers. They aren't as large (say 2 cm) or as colorful (they are white) as the garden variety:


    And another one, because I wouldn't want to leave you without a drop-shot:
    Last edited by gstafleu; 08-22-2005 at 05:00 PM.
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  3. #1103
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    And while we're on the topic of white spindly flowers, here is a Wild Cucumber, Echinocystis lobata (Cucurbitaceae):. It is also a vine:
    Last edited by gstafleu; 08-23-2005 at 06:13 PM.
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  4. #1104
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    Oh, Geoff, especially for you I've added a border to your tulips (with Corel Painter), whadayathink:

    I told you the pic looked good without a border .
    Gerard Stafleu
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  5. #1105
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    Gerard - that's pretty good with the tulips - Like all the Clematis shots.
    Arcsoft Photo Impressions will let me do things like this: - but I'd like to create my own borders...
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  6. #1106
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    Gerard - lovely series of shots - its great to see the full plant and the close ups.

    Geoff - I love those Tulips, they look fantastic on the black background.

    Here's my attempt at the background ......what do you think? This lovely rose starts off yellow and as it goes off fades to white with pink highlights. It also has a beautiful scent.

    Hope you like.

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  7. #1107
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    Val - how did you get your black background??
    Lovely shot however you achieved it!! (Shame you can't attach the smell!!)
    Mine? - I had the flowers on the table - a dark green carpet in the background - under exposed a bit because of the darkness of the flowers - then used the flash to light them so the backround turned virtually black.
    Not so with this next one - I cheated!! ~ Good old Serif, cropped, drew around the flower, inverted and changed the colour of the background .. Not really my usual style - but fun! (Took a little time though!!)
    This one was A-200 originally
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    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
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  8. #1108
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    & here's the orig - just resized only.
    Happy to accept any constructive critisism on this mini project...
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    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
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    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

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  9. #1109
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    Val, Geoff, that is a nice yellow-against-black collaboration . The black background makes the flower really stand out (cheating or not!).

    I have two disparate offerings. First, I found out that that last spindly white thing I posted, of which I didn't know what it was, is, hold for it, a Cucumber! The Wild or Prickly Cucumber, Echinocyctis lobata (Cucurbitaceae), to be exact. It is also a vine and it climbs all over the place:

    The white is a mixture of leaves in the sun and white flowers in the sun. OK, so they are blown out, it is the thought that counts here .

    My other FOTD is not just one ore two, but a whole riot of Petunias (I think, garden plant names are not my strong point...):
    Gerard Stafleu
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