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Fragrant Winter Daphne flowers (Daphne odora)

Wonderfully fragrant Winter Daphne (Daphne odora) flowers are starting bloom from their dazzling crimson inflorescences.


Barton, ACT, Australia.


Camera - The photograph was taken with the native Camera app on an iPhone 4 without using the HDR option.

Snapseed - Overall lighting adjustments performed. Image straightened and cropped.

Iris - Image re-sized to 1936 x 1936 pixels.

Photo fx Ultra - Smoque diffusion filter applied. A trace of round black vignette added.

PaintShop Pro X4 - Digital camera speckle noise attenuated (80% fine, 40% medium, and 80% large scale, 60% blend). Final lighting adjustments performed. Drop shadow effect added. (A blank white image (2072 x 2072 pixels) was created (i.e., 68 pixels larger on all sides than the working image). The working image was copied and pasted onto this blank white image. Whilst still selected, a 3D effect (drop shadow) was added using (30,-30,80,50,B) as the settings for vertical offset, horizontal offset, opacity, blur, and color.)


(Filed as 20120718_iPad3 012 Snapseed-Iris-PhotoFxUltra-PaintShopProX4-DNR-80408060-L-DS.JPG)

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Uploaded on July 18, 2012