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Old 06-04-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:20 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Yeah... there's a whole lot of 'Photoshopicus' going around. That one is particularly awful.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:37 AM
 
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As someone who does quite a bit of flower photography and has done shots and editing for use in books and PR work I can understand using Photoshop to make something stand out or to correct color when it is flatter that it looked to the eye. What I don't "get" is the fascination with completely changing the colors like that. There are so many incredible color and color combinations that mother nature creates that don't hurt our eyes so why create vile combinations? That was probably quite beautiful all on its own (originally)- what a shame.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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The sad part is this photo was on a gardening site with no explanation. All sorts of people started wanting info about where they could get it. Finally it was acknowledged it was photoshopped and a lot of folks were very disappointed.
I agree, there are so many beautiful iris colors out there. Who needs to make up this gaudy monstrosity? Even I was taken in and I know a iris and daylily hybridizer and have walked his fields endless times and never saw anything remotely like this.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:19 AM
 
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As someone who does quite a bit of flower photography and has done shots and editing for use in books and PR work I can understand using Photoshop to make something stand out or to correct color when it is flatter that it looked to the eye. What I don't "get" is the fascination with completely changing the colors like that. There are so many incredible color and color combinations that mother nature creates that don't hurt our eyes so why create vile combinations? That was probably quite beautiful all on its own (originally)- what a shame.
I'll weigh in as a former graphic artist who did a lot of Photoshopping. You know what always get me about photoshopped plant photos? Sometimes the photo editors get lazy when they want to make blue flowers of berries look bluer. So they adjust the color balance, reduce the yellow, bump up the cyan, and voila! The foliage looks almost as blue as the flowers. If the leaves look blue-green, those flowers or berries won't look nearly so blue in real life.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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On the other hand.... if a natural mutation caused a genuine blueberry & raspberry colored iris to pop up in my garden, it wouldn't look gaudy to me at all. Well, maybe a little.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:18 AM
 
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On the other hand.... if a natural mutation caused a genuine blueberry & raspberry colored iris to pop up in my garden, it wouldn't look gaudy to me at all. Well, maybe a little.
I love it. I know it's not real, but I absolutely love it.
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