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This was more a practice in using PhotoShop than anything else. I used a simple gaussian blur effect to make the star in the foreground really pop. :heart:

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A DD?! Oh my... :faint: I never thought I'd receive one, and now that I have my message center looks like it's exploded. Thank you `FaMz, and thanks so very much for every kind comment and fav! I'll do my best to eventually get back to everyone. But it may take me years. So if you get a random thank you from me a decade from now, it'll probably be from this. :giggle: :hug:

And if you were wondering, this is from a series of photos done using a bouquet of roses my husband gave me. The use of photoshop was for post processing work to create the blurred effect on the photo's background. The star was actually cut out of the rose petal using a crafting punch.
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Given 2009-02-21
Hope is like a sweet discovery within a rose.

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duzetdaram Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Excellent shot.  It has been featured here: www.facebook.com/groups/566248…
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconfineartbyandrewdavid:
fineartbyandrewdavid Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
very nice
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconfineartbyandrewdavid:
fineartbyandrewdavid Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
you are welcome
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:iconb-ulle:
B-ulle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing idea oO. Unbelievable !
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :aww:
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:iconkittenmin:
kittenmin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
wow. this is gorgeous, and such a unique idea (:
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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:iconkittenmin:
kittenmin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
you're most welcome ^_^
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:iconhannartist:
HannArtist Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow! This is so amazing! : 3
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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:iconfamz:
FaMz Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional General Artist

Your photograph has been featured in
:bulletred: Conceptual Features Vol.4:bulletred:

Have an awesome week

:heart:
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks yet again, Faheema. Your support has been amazing. :blowkiss:
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:iconfamz:
FaMz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
:) my pleasure dear! :hug:
how have you been??
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I've been crazy! So much going on, though most of it is good. :heart:

How are you?

Did you see your little winner's feature on my journal? Congrats on that! :hug:
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:iconfamz:
FaMz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
yeah it does seem pretty good! :D

I'm good! tired but doing alright thank you

I did, I did :nod: :) thank you! :hug:
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:iconcewga:
cewga Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
stunning! a brilliant idea and an excellent shot with just the right digital touch!! i love it!
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoy it! :heart:
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:iconcewga:
cewga Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
You're welcome :aww:
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signmeupscotty Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice play with focus and depth of field, and congratulations on the DD.
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the kind words, Marcus. :heart:
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:iconwwhatevvers:
wwhatevvers Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That's so awesome! I don't think I could have ever cut a star that clean out of a rose!

XD
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It took some practice with the craft punch to get it right! :giggle:

Thanks very much. :heart:
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:iconwwhatevvers:
wwhatevvers Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome!!

sorry this is so delayed... OTL
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:iconwaterbendy:
Waterbendy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome! The Gaussian blur was a great effect, it made this photo look like a beautiful macro. And the concept is awesome. :heart:
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the kind words! I'm glad you like how it turned out. :heart:
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:iconwhimsical-dreams:
Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Congratulations on your DD :eager: you know I love this photo :D :aww:
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, Sarah!
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:iconxseastar:
xSeaStar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Aww it's such a nice thought.

Definitely worth a DD! :+fav:

.. Hehe, explosions (not just of comments and of your message inbox) are love.
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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:iconclockheart:
Clockheart Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
this is indeed sweet...:happycry:
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, happy you like it! :heart:
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Clockheart Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
:D
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vesperlynd Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
lovely!
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:blowkiss:
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vexensfanboy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
What a great perspective and angle. :)
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconkezhound:
Kezhound Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful! I love the whole idea!
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it. :aww:
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:iconhanaakari:
Hanaakari Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
There is something very warm about this. But....it reminds me of a Macy's ad .... sadly. Gratz on the DD
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
:rofl:

Those Macy's ads and their giant red stars. I suppose that means it's successful product placement on their part. :D
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BrokenDelusion Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
it's awsome! the star really poped out!
it's fine if i end up getting a thx you decates later... it'll just make me remember this picture!
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the kind words. Not exactly ten years late, just a month! :rofl: :hug:
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BrokenDelusion Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
that's not soo bad.. anyways awsome picture.. hopefully there will be more awsome pics.
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4seasons223 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
oo, i have that crafting punch!
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The possibilities are endless! :D
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CozyComfyCouch Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: CONGRATULATIONS! YAY! :hug: You deserve the very best because your work is lovely and so are you! :heart:
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, Maria! :hug: :glomp:

Thanks for all of your support and kind words along the way. They're very appreciated. :heart:
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harrellgirl Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
lol Cool! This looks incredibly awesome =D
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Submitted on
June 10, 2008
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15,580
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Camera Data

Make
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
SP350
Shutter Speed
10/400 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
50
Date Taken
Jun 6, 2008, 3:20:49 PM
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