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Manipulation by ladyrapid Manipulation by ladyrapid
How far will we go with altering what mother earth has worked so long with getting right?

Will we one day step outside and see this flower as a natural growth? Which btw would be pretty cool tho hehe.

It's not many things in our daily society that we haven't/don't manipulate(d). Some things are for good and some of course for worse.
First we had drinks, then drinks with sugar came. Then we thought, wait! we can't have sugar in there, it's not healthy so we replace it with aspartame, which is EVEN worse than regular sugar... where will this madness end?

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The photo is a pretty ordinary shot of a sunflower which I altered with some heavy colors for a neat effect as well as a symolic message to the idea behind the actual photo.
I didn't want to post "just another sunflower", here it is, my Manipulation- version.

Enjoy!
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:iconartszy:
artszy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
lovely.
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
:bow:
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PhotoBri25 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This photo-manipulation has been featured here: [link] To show an example for one of our contests we have going on right now. :D
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
THanks mate, I'm glad you wanted to support it, chers.

/Rob
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DesertSushi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
it is possible to cause a flower to pigment like this..
maybe not quite so perfectly..
but if you cut up the bottom of the stem and dip the different parts into different colored dyes...
it will do something like this.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
Which would be kinda cool in a way, still wrong. Don't mess with nature :D
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DesertSushi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
haha yeah.
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blueboyproject Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i luv the colors...
very beautiful...
luv it a lot
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stuckinmayhem Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
I LOVE THIS<3333
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lagiaconda Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
Pretty picture but I'm thinking that that blue pedal in the corner is too bright. My eye doesn’t go full circle around the picture; it sort of just zooms to that bright blue petal. Either way though, the other colors are really perfect, they catch me because they look abnormal but real at the same time like enhanced beauty. It's cool.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional Photographer
I'm really glad you'v taken the time to really look at the image.
The colors, yea I managed to get a pretty good flow between them.

Thanks!
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Crazy-Rat Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
That's so cool:D I love the colours:) I like light blue one and how it stand out:)
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional Photographer
:salute:
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SlashSlashX Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
Did you manipulate more than the colour? I can't recall having ever seen such large petels on any sunflower.
The point you make is a good one. Manipulation is common now and has both a beautiful, useful side and a terrible side.
Medicens for example are manipulation of natural chemicals into something man made without which people would die. As for all these artifical chemicals they just seem to cause more trouble than they're worth.
The flower itself is beautiful but so strange. The bright colours make it look like it belongs at a child's birthday party. But it's still real, something we still made and need to learn to take the rap for even if it's not a possitive result.
Nice image and a powerful message to go with it.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thank you =).
All I did was to alter the colour of the flower, nothing else.

I really like this shot actually, it's not just a good photo, it's a neat one as well =)
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SlashSlashX Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
You're welcome. ^_^
Really? It seems I need to look up more about sunflowers.
You're right about it being a neat shot though.
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tim Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Groovy. :peace:
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Professional Photographer
:headbang:
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revenantprime Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Professional Photographer
Cool concept bro
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Professional Photographer
:nod:
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revenantprime Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Professional Photographer
wtf is "de blanche" - I know that's not your last name.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007  Professional Photographer
I'm the chosen one :D.

It's a very old family name. It's been numeros varietys and this is the one my great,great,great,great,great,great.... Great grandfather came up with.
I have a family backtracked to around year 850, that's pretty cool.

A few royalties in the line as well during the years.

That's wtf de Blanche is.
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Viva-touch Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
Search ART : (manipulation) :reading:
amazed of what I found..I loved the idea and pictuer! well done!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thank you, I'm glad you like it.
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explodingcrayon93 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Manipulation but it looks so great. I'm sure the shot of just the sunflower was beautiful in its own way, but the coloring you choose make a beautiful flower actually. ^_^ And I love how you added the cyan petal in all the green/yellow/vermillion. It catches the eye yet fits in perfectly.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
Amen to that, coulden't write a much better coment myself :thumbsup: :D.

:bow:
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explodingcrayon93 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha Ha~. Well thank you very much. |) But then again you did take and make the picture! ;D

:clap:
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Lee-Xai Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Nice manipulation on colors, good job !
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
THank you, I try my best :D
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joseafus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
cool colors
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cliq Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoah flashy :D
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
:nod: :D
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AndreasResch Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Professional Photographer
Nice idea ... looks cool.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Professional Photographer
it's something to refresh my gallery until my next posting :D.
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powerpointer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
interesting idea, great execution. I say the same crap every time :D

Anyways, its really well done. The manipulation was pulled off rather nicely, and the colors you chose really look good.

Did you come up with an other variations?
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Professional Photographer
Haha :). Did I come up with any other variations? Well, countless of alternatives if you'd want to. I just changed teh colorus until they suited good then I stuck to 'em to not go isnanley MAd :D.
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musilowski Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Nice. This would be quite sexy as a print. :)
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Professional Photographer
Yea, it's pretty big original size so I could perhaps make it avalible when I get the print acc :D, Thanks.
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