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I hear in India the dead's ashes are placed in the auspicious, holy river Ganges along with garlands and flowers.
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QueenArthur Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
lovely
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Behindmyblueeyes Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Professional Photographer
yes I heard that about the ashes too... interseting habit. and very beautiful little yellow flowers
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pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, splendid idea! :wow: Amazing photo too.
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oPrimo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
they look like they're floating in a sea of mercury... nice!=D
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02mellj Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006   Photographer
I agree, a bit more depth of field would have improved the pic. Maybe just a few f stops less, to f11 or f13. I use these f stops a lot for my jewelery shots, which are all 90mm macro, and it tends to give a nice amount of depth. All the same, the subject area that is in focus is pin sharp and has a lot of detail. I love the velvety look to the water as well, and the way the flowers almost bend it. the lack of colour in the water also helps the flowers stand out. Very nice.
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Zel-C Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006   Photographer
beautiful
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withtherhythm Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
your photos are so soft and delicate. theyre ethereal!
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ksilveira Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006
I like the way how the water looks like metal and the flowers looks so heavy that knead this metal.

A beautiful compositionon a great photo!
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Empa85 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
ohh i lover the yellow against the greyish black dark wonderful!
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Morgonstjaerna Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
Great photo! The frame is also very matching.. Greets, M.
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ageofloss Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005   Photographer
Thank you :)
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Laughalotcrazy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
:wow: This is really nice... The colors are so vibrant and the flowers so delicate. I like that the one flower is almost see-through and you can see an edge of the other flower. The water is a good touch, adding an extra gleam here and there. It's a very good macro, you can see a lot of good details without blur at all. Good job:)
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ageofloss Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005   Photographer
Thanks buddy for your great comment :)
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fiercesoniaa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005   Photographer
rich gorgeous color.
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AmirNasher Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
Wah! Impressed...
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entienda- Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005   Photographer
wow gorgeous piece. very peaceful and the clearity and light reflection is awesome
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accessQ Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
:love: You never fail to impress me :)
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J-Mac Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
I like how the little pollen can be seen... As weel as the light :haert:
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Helewidis Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005   Photographer
Hi there! :wave:

What I most like about this picture, and what attracted me the most into full-view it was its peculiar colours and that strange water (is it really water??? :?). It puzzled me. Then, the contrasts between those colours, and the composition of the flowers: not too many, not too less… well, what can I say? Great work! :thumbsup: keep up!

Kisses,
Eloísa Valdes
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ageofloss Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005   Photographer
Thanks, yeah that is water. I poured it into a very shallow black container, which made the water look less transparent and because the flowers were very small water's surface tension can be seen clearly, that's why it bends the way it does. Hope this clears things up. Thanks for the comment.
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Helewidis Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005   Photographer
yes, that cleared me up. thank you! :aww:
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tweeny Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005   Photographer
another fantastic picture:) i agree with the comment about the one at the front thought. but great shot!
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ageofloss Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005   Photographer
Thanks tweeny :D
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UngluedAngel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
:wow:



*is speechless*

:+fav:
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Vumnoo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
I love the way that you have managed to make the liquid look like thick goo!
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ageofloss Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005   Photographer
Thanks, the flowers are very small so that's why the water bends that way and I put them in a small contaner outside which was really shallow so the liquid lost its transparentness :) Thanks for the comment.
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Vumnoo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
hehe... no probs..

I love hearing about your technique for each photo, because you tend to construct them in one way or another, and yeah I find that interesting to hear about how you have gone about it...
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monkey1014 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005   Photographer
Very cool:) Nice picture.
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sm00keh Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
very nice surface of the water,great flowers,great shot.
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ageofloss Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005   Photographer
Thanks buddy ;)
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SLOShooter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
Love the shadows, and the way you got the water(?) to not be transparent. However you got the flowers to dimple the surface that they are resting on without being transparet is awesome. I'm with the first poster though, a little more DOF would be yummy.
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ageofloss Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005   Photographer
Thanks for the feedback. Yeah I agree with you about the dof :)
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prep-executioner Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
pretty =D
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ninazdesign Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005  Professional Photographer
Stunning...

:heart: from Nina
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OldManPTnet Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
great work and nice new avatar too
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ageofloss Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005   Photographer
Thanks, thought about changing my avatar once again... ;) also thanks for your comment on this piece.
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nickbos Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture, really love the idea!

Only flaw I see is the front flower which isn't sharp, but it's still a great pic, keep it up!
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ageofloss Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005   Photographer
Thanks, yeah the blurry front bothers me too, but that cannot be changed anymore :D too bad.
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TIINArt Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
Very beautiful
You make progress all the time
Very nice
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TinCat
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ageofloss Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005   Photographer
Thanks gal. Although I think I'm not making any progress at all... I feel frustrated, but I'm glad you like it :D
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TIINArt Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
Yes
Guess we don't see our own progress.
We can't be objective enough.
Or it could be that it's mostly a slow process and we can't see the forest cause of the trees.

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TinCat
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ageofloss Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005   Photographer
That is so true :) I think I'm getting worse al the time, but I know that cannot be true.
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TIINArt Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
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TinCat
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tefl0n Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005   Writer
Wow, this is really pretty. The flowers, the colors.. blue & yellow, sorta like the Swedish flag. ;) :+fav: :D
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ageofloss Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005   Photographer
Hehe, thanks neighbour :D
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CathieHeart Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
The colours, lighting and composition of this water and flowers piece is exceptional.
Beautifully arranged, is this a studio shot or found in a nature?
Looks like sunlight to me but I can't be sure.

Anyway, just wanted to say that I really like this piece and will be featured in tomorrows daily thumbs in my journal.
Very very nice work.
:love:
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ageofloss Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005   Photographer
Yeah I took that outside in the nature and thanks for the feature :D
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Tubbster Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
ace
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OliverJules Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
really beautiful!
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Marie-Aude Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
The colors and shadows are stong and brilliant, it's great.
I would have preferred a little bit more sharpness in front.

And I love the composition too
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