Twilight Blue Glow... by vignouse

Twilight Blue Glow...

Home late tonight after a long busy day with neither the time nor the opportunity to take photographs. A quick tour of the garden as dusk was falling turned up this little blue flower trying (and succeeding in my opinion) to upstage the Hydrangeas. I don't know what it is, but it's my post for today. (Looks better on black IMHO)
beautiful image!
July 21st, 2014  
Lovely and cool, Richard.
July 21st, 2014  
Very detailed image, and strikingly blue. Very nice.
July 21st, 2014  
Perfect.... Love the addition of purple and green in the dof
July 21st, 2014  
Wow love the vibrant blue color of this flower and the dof!
Fav
July 22nd, 2014  
Love the color and the detail of these flowers. Fav!
July 22nd, 2014  
HEW
wondeful colours and clarity
July 22nd, 2014  
beautiful! great dof I think the flower has the look of an illustration,
July 22nd, 2014  
they look like Agapanthus - used here has roadside and garden fillers - you have made it look very beautiful
July 22nd, 2014  
Even better! Fav!
July 22nd, 2014  
Wonderful blues. Sooo lovely.
July 22nd, 2014  
Beautiful! great dof Lovely photo.
July 22nd, 2014  
Beautiful capture
July 22nd, 2014  
Beautiful, love the blues
July 22nd, 2014  
I am a sucker for blue. Love it.
July 22nd, 2014  
This certainly jumps off the page. Just love the colours. Are they cinerarias in the background?
July 22nd, 2014  
Definitely agapanthus. Gorgeous shot of them and love the colourful background.
July 22nd, 2014  
amazing shot
July 22nd, 2014  
The agapanthus looks wonderful with the hydrangeas in the background. Have you used radial blur to give that lovely dark vignette?
July 22nd, 2014  
@jocasta Thanks Joy - I did take some shots with a plainer background, but in the end, I liked this one with the hydrangeas. As you surmised, I used the LR radial filter to isolate the agapanthus and then inverted it and reduced the exposure on the background; to further separate the flower from the background, I reduced clarity and sharpness to their minimum values.
July 22nd, 2014  
@vignouse and it worked brilliantly.
July 22nd, 2014  
Wow! Beautiful blue!
July 22nd, 2014  
Beautiful
July 22nd, 2014  
Love this one too :-)
July 22nd, 2014  
Super detail and colour!

Ian
July 22nd, 2014  
ooh my! Beautiful!
July 22nd, 2014  
Richard this is stunning, an instant fav.
July 23rd, 2014  
Fav. Stunning colour
July 23rd, 2014  
Bec
Love the vibrancy of these flowers, just stunning
July 23rd, 2014  
Jo
I really love this shot, it leaps out at you and the colours are sumptuous, it would look fab in a gardening mag, really well captured.
July 23rd, 2014  
Beautiful shot Richard
July 24th, 2014  
big fav...love this!
July 24th, 2014  
love the colours and the processing
July 25th, 2014  
great detail!
July 28th, 2014  
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