Crimson Red Flowers

Crimson Red Flowers

Glowing red flowers captured my attention at Fitzgerald’s Park a year ago, but I was never happy with my work on this photo until recently. Now I love it. Hope you like it too!

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/100s


  1. Phil Reply

    wow this is awesome. cant stop looking it. it reminds me of something, a movie i think but i cant think of which…
    just great job!

  2. Darren Reply

    Fantastic colours. I can see why you are happy with it now.

  3. Latchiko Reply

    Amazing colour. Really vibrant but still natural looking.

  4. Dee Reply

    Great colour! and I love the composition there’s a real feeling of a whole new world in there.
    Nice work

  5. geraldine Reply

    stunning, the colours just keep your eyes glued to the image. really beautiful!

  6. jedrzej Reply

    great quality. the purple fellows in top left spoil the impact a bit, imho.

  7. Detour Reply

    Nice and punchy, I like.

  8. Chris Osborne Reply

    I really like the water drop sitting on the petals.

  9. John McDermott Reply

    Very nice. any chance we could see a before and after with details of what you did?

  10. Phil Reply

    I still love this photo. i wanna know how you did it I will torture you about it next week.

  11. Donncha Reply

    John – I haven’t forgotten. Hopefully tomorrow!

    I don’t remember exactly what I did, but I know I desaturated most of the colours a bit, then brought the reds and yellows back up. Then I increased contrast and may have over sharpened with USM.

    Then I created an overlay layer, and painted in a circular gradient so that the flower on the middle-right was brighter than the rest. Or I may have created a darkened copy of the image, and used a layer mask to hide some of it around that same flower.

    Unfortunately I didn’t save a xcf copy of the photo.

    Phil – looking forward to meeting up :)

  12. Nicole Reply

    Hey, does anyone know what kind of flowers these are? Thanks!

  13. Ia Reply

    what is the name of this flower i tried searching for it but i can’t find it

  14. allie Reply

    wow this picture is truely amazing… i wish i could reach out and touch it its so pretty.. keep up the awsome work!!

  15. Mattie Williams Reply

    Those flowers are so beautiful.

  16. genet Reply

    this isthe most and good happay


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