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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 25 February 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This one needed almost no processing.

PHOTOSHOP BETA TESTER - I received an invitation from Adobe to be one of their testers of the beta version of the new version of Photoshop. After finding out all that it involves, I realized that I am one the last people that should be doing such testing. But the honor was nice.

NIKON D300 1/6 second F/10.0 ISO 400 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States


25 Feb 2010 5:01am

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

How exciting is that! And this photo is wonderful.

25 Feb 2010 5:08am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Absolutely exquisite Jack! I love the delicate color and composition!

25 Feb 2010 5:11am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

One could drown in this yellow. You've captures the pollen and all that makes a flower....

25 Feb 2010 5:14am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

this is very wel presented. awesome

25 Feb 2010 5:19am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good DOF and beautiful color all over :)

25 Feb 2010 5:31am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Exquisite shot, Jack.

25 Feb 2010 5:46am

Adam Karnes from Salem, United States

Such lovely textures.

25 Feb 2010 5:48am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent juste 5 stars!!!!!

25 Feb 2010 6:05am

Yvon from Orleans, France

great and terrefic shot; fabulous macro

25 Feb 2010 6:26am

jim from sebastopol, United States

oh this is a keeper! what a great closeup!

25 Feb 2010 6:33am

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Blooming good!

25 Feb 2010 6:58am

Manola from Bassens, France

Magnificently photographed well this flower..
Of the sun in my door!!! Beautiful day to you!!!;-))))

25 Feb 2010 7:35am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

5 Stars. This image is Drop-Dead gorgeous !! Just pure perfection and on my favorites list !!!

25 Feb 2010 7:39am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I stay with the magnificent sheet covered with pollen that is totally free for insects! A great macro and composition excellent. A work of art master Jack! Many kisses! Adela

25 Feb 2010 7:57am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Is it a flower? Very dramatic!

25 Feb 2010 8:33am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

wow.. excellent macro.. love the details.

25 Feb 2010 8:58am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Vibriant colour and great close up!!:) good job!!

25 Feb 2010 9:03am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Great macro and colors.

25 Feb 2010 9:11am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Terrific capture ! I love this color in my eyes !!!!!!!

25 Feb 2010 9:19am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! This is an amazing macro! I love the detail and yellow tones. Very well done! 5 stars for sure :)

25 Feb 2010 9:26am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wonderful wonderful yellows!
I'll volunteer to do the testing for you if you want Lol :-)

25 Feb 2010 9:27am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Superbe cette macro et ce jaune me rreste dans les yeux

25 Feb 2010 9:46am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand


25 Feb 2010 10:00am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Your macro shots never fails to amaze me :)

25 Feb 2010 10:54am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

So nive Jack ! what beautiful colours ! love it !

25 Feb 2010 11:16am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Exquisite. What superb detail. Fabulous and 5 stars!

25 Feb 2010 12:46pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

i love the ambiance here

25 Feb 2010 1:19pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Which lens did you use ?

25 Feb 2010 1:23pm

@Hiro: Nikon 105mm.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

A blast of yellow.

25 Feb 2010 2:22pm

Don from spokane, United States

This is a fine close up. Love the detail and the rich color. Congrats on your selection to test the beta of the new PS.

25 Feb 2010 2:54pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Super macro.. Great focusing !!

25 Feb 2010 3:28pm

Barbara from Oakland, United States

Keep that color comin' Jack! It warms me on these cold rainy winter mornings!

25 Feb 2010 3:30pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

nice tight focus! and great warm tones!! :)

25 Feb 2010 3:44pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Superb macro! Wow colors!

25 Feb 2010 3:59pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

I found these magic small traces of pollen inside the flower! The detail is sublime!

25 Feb 2010 3:59pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

Superb color !

25 Feb 2010 4:01pm

khadi from New Delhi, India

Such a sublime shot. 5 stars

25 Feb 2010 4:17pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Jack, your point of focus is just superb! I love this :)

25 Feb 2010 4:26pm

Tricia from Southeast Missourah, United States

Your flower images are so impressively displayed!

25 Feb 2010 4:30pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful focus; Wonderful DOF !

25 Feb 2010 4:53pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Great golden colors, beautifull flors.
very nice dof.

25 Feb 2010 5:03pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

I have at last some time to post and come on Aminus friend's blogs... :-)
A wonderful macro with the colors of sun... a real pleasure for the eyes and for to be in good spirits.

25 Feb 2010 5:48pm

keith from killarney, Ireland

jack no more can be said just stunning

25 Feb 2010 5:49pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States


25 Feb 2010 5:55pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Breathtaking excellent capture...

25 Feb 2010 6:06pm

Patricia from Brecht, Belgium

Exelent WOW the colors (✿◠‿◠)❤

25 Feb 2010 6:08pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Oh, man. You have my heart pumping in anticipation of spring. VERY cool shot.

25 Feb 2010 6:36pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

And in my opinion is all the more beautiful for it Jack. So real you can almost reach into the screen and touch it. Quite simply stunning.

25 Feb 2010 6:42pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Striking, spot on in every way

25 Feb 2010 7:11pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

perfect DOF and sharpness of the details ! no processing required ! just admire it !

25 Feb 2010 7:20pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Well named! Fine macro.

25 Feb 2010 8:21pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

SPRING!!! Can't wait!!!

25 Feb 2010 9:01pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Congrats on that offer. It says alot about your work. Well deserved. This image today is one of the reasons. Beautiful.

25 Feb 2010 9:03pm

@Gary: My hunch is that everybody that belongs to NAPP was invited.

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada


25 Feb 2010 9:05pm

Lyl & Rol from Besançon, France

Un déluge de lumière sur mon écran.... Superbe !!!!!!

25 Feb 2010 9:14pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Rhapsody in lily =))) excellent warm tones and quite an unsusual focus!

25 Feb 2010 9:25pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

Wow, you hit that one allright!

25 Feb 2010 9:34pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful macro that you've captured here. Great detail as well as can be seen in the pollen that rests upon the petal. This composition fills the frame nicely.

25 Feb 2010 10:58pm

Lori from Michigan, United States

love that you can actually see the pollen! wonderful job.

25 Feb 2010 11:07pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Gorgeous colors! And amazing focus, the powdery pollen.

26 Feb 2010 12:05am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Looks like pixie dust! Cool !!

26 Feb 2010 12:22am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

And far the better for it! Trade you some snow balls for a few early bloomers. After a few years of alpha and beta testing for a wide variety of applications the thrill is gone...just give me something that works. Of course some times they think "if that guy can use it, it must be ok" : ]

26 Feb 2010 12:38am

Gary Hart from California, United States

Nice series, Jack. The explosive color really makes these flower images jump off the screen.

26 Feb 2010 12:53am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Even the pollen shows up in this wonderful macro.

26 Feb 2010 1:05am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful close up. I love the pollen on the petal.

26 Feb 2010 1:15am

Ajay from Pune, India

Superb close up. The colours are so enlivening they would awesome on a big screen.

26 Feb 2010 1:45am

Mary from PA, United States

Wow!! I'm loving all this beautiful color lately!!

26 Feb 2010 2:29am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

It pops! Great colors.

26 Feb 2010 3:40am

tataray from St Laurs, France

Excellent ... 5*****

26 Feb 2010 6:37pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Nice shot! I would love it see it a little brighter and maybe stopped down to f/16 to get the stamen in focus, since you're filling the frame. Nevertheless a nice comp. I'm traveling backward through your blog, so you answered the beta testing question. I have CS3 and have been waiting for a new version.

26 Feb 2010 6:59pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Great macro with excellent colour and clarity. Nice work

26 Feb 2010 8:39pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is one superb macro! The colour is wonderful, the details are most exciting!

27 Feb 2010 4:05am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada excellent capture

28 Feb 2010 1:31am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada


1 Mar 2010 3:30am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States


2 Mar 2010 7:48pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

What a level of details you've captured in this shot! Marvelous!

3 Mar 2010 9:25pm