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. Reply
    Phil June 24, 2008

    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!

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    Darren June 24, 2008

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

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    Latchiko June 24, 2008

    Amazing colour. Really vibrant but still natural looking.

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    Dee June 24, 2008

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

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    geraldine June 25, 2008

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

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    jedrzej June 25, 2008

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

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    Detour June 25, 2008

    Nice and punchy, I like.

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    Chris Osborne June 25, 2008

    I really like the water drop sitting on the petals.

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    John McDermott June 25, 2008

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

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    Phil June 28, 2008

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

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    Donncha June 28, 2008

    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 🙂

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    Nicole June 30, 2009

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

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    Ia July 17, 2009

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

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    allie July 28, 2009

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

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    Mattie Williams August 2, 2009

    Those flowers are so beautiful.

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    genet August 7, 2009

    this isthe most and good happay

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