Orchid Bud Progression

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  1. iman

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    Kind of a crude time lapse. I photographed this bud as it opened over several days and composited the pictures in Photoshop.

    Does it work? Can you picture the flower opening?

    Thank you!

    Iman

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    Wow! You did an amazing job with this! I'm really speechless.
     
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    Very intense colors. and the detail is great...nice work! I really can't tell that it's opening...it looks like just one flower but very symeterical...a great experiment!!!
     
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    WOW! Amazing image. Can you describe little more how you made this image...I am curisous about this expriment
     
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    That is a breathtaking photo! I can't get enough of it! Great work
     
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    ...For the compliments. It truly was an experiment and I'm pleased with the outcome.

    As far as creating it:

    The pictures are from a Canon 10D shot Raw so that I could make sure the light (which varied greatly over several days) was exposed the same in all pictures. I increased the contrast a *lot*.

    I used the final, wide open, bloom picture, Quick Masked the other bud stages, and copied them into the final picture with various opacities to them.

    I also selected the background and used a combniation of levels and selective color to bring to black.

    Hope this all made sense. Message me or something if this needs clarification. I'm really thrilled that you all find it as interesting as I do!

    Iman

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