Have a Bright & Happy Day!  by George Petrovsky

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What a good idea! Everyone should have a bright and happy day, every day!

This Native Holly, Podolobium ilicifolium, grows in the bush only a few minutes’ walk from my humble abode in Thirlmere, in the Southern Highlands of NSW. I’ve decided to muck around with the image a bit (Dry Brush filter in PSE 3) and make up a little card or postcard. Just because I felt like it!
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Picture courtesy of Nikon D80 and Sigma 17-70mm lens.

An old photographer and his dog trying to find what turns a photograph into a worthwhile picture. Perhaps try to take a worthwhile photograph in the first place? The digital darkroom is a creative, fascinating place. If only I could learn to use it and the cameras I have to best effect… I love “mucking around”, as you can see!

Now, you know all my stuff is Copyright If you try and pinch any of it, I’ll jump through your screen and rip your bloody arms off!

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  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 2 years ago

    Great DOF and lighting! Makes a beautiful cheery card indeed.

  • Thanks for the fave Rosalie – much appreciated! A bit of sunshine through the trees, the camera on its’ Portrait program (which I think makes sense for flower “portraits”) and a bit of mucking around… glad you like the outcome! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...over 2 years ago

    Well thank you George for sharing your well wishes with all of us here on RB. What a GREAT and a POSITIVE thought to start anybody’s day, to which everyone should be thankful. After all, what more can humankind ask for other than a bright and happy day? Thank you for making my day this morning. Beautiful image of this flowery bush with wonderful control of depth of field. Although I have to admit that I am having trouble pronouncing its name. But hey, I never said I was a linguist! Hany

  • If this little card brought you some brightness and happiness Hany, then my wishes have been realised!
    In my experimenting with camera settings, I’ve found the “Portrait” setting and the lens at 70mm (macro) to be quite effective. Don’t worry about the botanical name – stick with the common one! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 2 years ago

    Lovely lighting a super composition – thank you for this beautiful card, George !!

  • Thank you very much Mathilde – I’m glad you like this little card! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Philip Golan
    Philip Golanover 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot George.

  • G’day Philip – glad you like this bright little flower! Hope all is well with you. :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work George ..picture perfect for a bright & cheery card – Love it xx

  • Thanks very much for the fave, Gail – any day up in your neck of the woods should be bright and happy! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    Wow, this is so lovely George and so well suited for an uplifting card.

  • Thanks muchly for the fave Maree – so glad you like this little card! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • GailD
    GailDover 2 years ago

    Wonderful George. Great card.

  • G’day Gail – glad you enjoyed this little card! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • kamaljeet kaur
    kamaljeet kaurover 2 years ago

    beautiful bright image George!!!!

  • Thanks very much Kamal – I’m glad this has brightened your day! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasover 2 years ago

    Beautiful card!

  • Thanks very much, Stephen – glad you like this bright and happy flower! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Albert
    Albertabout 2 years ago

    well done.

  • G’day Albert! Glad you like this card and have added it to your favourites! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

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