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cambookpro
Oct 20, 2010, 04:12 PM
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Anyone have or know where to get that purple flower Lion wallpaper? I kinda like it!



MJava
Oct 20, 2010, 11:01 PM
I would love to know too!

saxon48
Oct 21, 2010, 12:14 AM
That be wonderful to have, as well as an actual Lion!!! :cool:

bristleworm
Oct 21, 2010, 02:18 AM
I'd really like to have that, too. But why did they set a flower background an not a shot of a lion?

cambookpro
Oct 21, 2010, 06:31 AM
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Hopefully the devs will release them when they get the first build!

SamThe4th
Oct 21, 2010, 09:56 AM
I really want that Lion wallpaper! I took a quick screen capture of the lion on apple's site, looks great on the iPhone, can't wait to have a full res version

Golfwolf
Oct 21, 2010, 09:57 AM
The Lion looks good, looking forward to the large version for the iMac.

Lotus Bud
Oct 21, 2010, 01:44 PM
I'd really like to have that, too. But why did they set a flower background an not a shot of a lion?

The flower is a lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) which blooms rich of symbolism, namely in the eastern traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism, of which Mr. Jobs is well aware.

From these perspectives, the roots of a lotus are found beneath the surface of pond mud, from there the stem grows up through the murky waters, and then finally the remarkably beautiful flower blossoms pristinely above the water, basking in the sunlight. This pattern of growth signifies the progress of the mind from the primeval mud of attachment, through the waters of experience, and into the bright rays of enlightenment.

It does not seem unreasonable to suspect that Apple uses this imagery, in full knowledge of its historical significance, because they believe their work is a continuation of this metaphorical progress.

mrgraff
Oct 21, 2010, 03:53 PM
The flower is a lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) ...

Cool. I was hoping someone would be able to identify the flower. Apple probably used a photograph from their own collections or one specifically created for this demo, but a quick Google search pulled up a photo, that while not the same one, is pretty close.

I'll think I'll use it for awhile.

bristleworm
Oct 21, 2010, 04:28 PM
It does not seem unreasonable to suspect that Apple uses this imagery, in full knowledge of its historical significance, because they believe their work is a continuation of this metaphorical progress.

Thanks for the info! That was really helpful and interesting!

Cool. I was hoping someone would be able to identify the flower. Apple probably used a photograph from their own collections or one specifically created for this demo, but a quick Google search pulled up a photo, that while not the same one, is pretty close.

I'll think I'll use it for awhile.

And thanks for that picture! I really like it.

Nero Wolfe
Oct 21, 2010, 04:52 PM
The desktop pic they were using looks a lot like one from the Apple TV screensaver collection (the default). But I have no way to get into the resources of Apple TV so I can't check.

dudeofblokes
Oct 23, 2010, 06:13 PM
The flower is a lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) which blooms rich of symbolism, namely in the eastern traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism, of which Mr. Jobs is well aware.

From these perspectives, the roots of a lotus are found beneath the surface of pond mud, from there the stem grows up through the murky waters, and then finally the remarkably beautiful flower blossoms pristinely above the water, basking in the sunlight. This pattern of growth signifies the progress of the mind from the primeval mud of attachment, through the waters of experience, and into the bright rays of enlightenment.

It does not seem unreasonable to suspect that Apple uses this imagery, in full knowledge of its historical significance, because they believe their work is a continuation of this metaphorical progress.

Wow dude you know your stuff

nevrozel
Oct 23, 2010, 07:03 PM
Here's a high resolution alternative.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d3/Nelumno_nucifera_open_flower_-_botanic_garden_adelaide2.jpg

whynot83706
Oct 23, 2010, 07:53 PM
I really want that Lion wallpaper! I took a quick screen capture of the lion on apple's site, looks great on the iPhone, can't wait to have a full res version

It looks so good..

rkmac
Oct 24, 2010, 04:20 AM
Here's what I could quickly photoshop up in a few minutes. Neither looks fantastic on a large display, but they look quite nice on the iPad and iPhone.
I suppose we will have to wait for Lion to be released before we see proper full versions :(

cambookpro
Oct 24, 2010, 04:27 AM
Here's what I could quickly photoshop up in a few minutes. Neither looks fantastic on a large display, but they look quite nice on the iPad and iPhone.
I suppose we will have to wait for Lion to be released before we see proper full versions :(

I quite like them :D

Golfwolf
Oct 24, 2010, 04:28 AM
I quite like them :D


Me too, thank you!

rkmac
Oct 24, 2010, 06:13 PM
I quite like them :D

Me too, thank you!

No problem :D
Maybe someone with more photoshop skills than me can do a better job... I was quite rushed and did them in about 2 mins.
You can get the presentation in 1080p on Apples Youtube (here (http://www.youtube.com/user/apple)) and then edit the bits where they show the lion (53:36) and the Lotus (1:00:55).
Hopefully someone posts better versions than I did.

mrgraff
Oct 24, 2010, 07:42 PM
No problem :D
Maybe someone with more photoshop skills than me can do a better job ... Hopefully someone posts better versions than I did.

What? You're being way too hard on yourself. As someone who does have a lot of Photoshop skills, I have to ask what you think is wrong with the pictures that you made.

andrew.gw
Oct 26, 2010, 07:38 PM
I joined the forum just to post this - I'm sort of proud of it :D. I grabbed this from the 1080p version of the Apple event, content-aware deleted the menu bar, then stitched the bottom of the wallpaper on from when he did the Mission Control demo. Little bit of colour and polish, and there you go; it's 1920x1200.

Enjoy, guys! :D

cambookpro
Oct 27, 2010, 03:12 AM
Wow, nice :D

sheepopo39
Oct 27, 2010, 04:37 PM
I've been wondering what the default pic for Lion will be. The flower is quite a nice background. Wonder what any new ones there'll be.

Aidoneus
Oct 27, 2010, 06:16 PM
Gotta say, I was sort of hoping for another new version of Aurora.

PurrBall
Oct 27, 2010, 06:46 PM
Gotta say, I was sort of hoping for another new version of Aurora.

They'll most likely change it before release. Remember that Leopard had grass blades when it was originally shown off.

lewis82
Oct 27, 2010, 08:57 PM
They'll most likely change it before release. Remember that Leopard had grass blades when it was originally shown off.

So they have plants for beta versions, and then outer space for retail ;)

Let me guess 10.8... Sunflower, supernova ? :p

gene's macbook
Oct 28, 2010, 12:45 AM
you can get the exact wallpaper at

http://webmotiva.deviantart.com/art/Mac-OS-X-10-7-Lotus-Flower-184129465?q=boost%3Apopular+in%3Acustomization%2Fwallpaper%2Fapple+max_age%3A8h&qo=3

MacLuvin
Oct 28, 2010, 07:25 AM
I downloaded a picture i found that looked like the one on the back to the mac event. I edited the colors a little around the photo and such myself to give it a nice look. If you guys like it you're more than welcome to use it. Below is the link for the wallpaper i use:

https://files.me.com/poyan.panah/4ynbwh

enjoy
https://www.me.com/ro/poyan.panah/Galleries/100033/wallpaperlotus_effected.png?derivative=medium&source=web.png&type=medium&protocol=roap&item=galleries&asset=media&ver=12882733500001

WardC
Oct 28, 2010, 11:20 PM
http://www.wardcurry.com/macoshousecat.jpg

Dubthedankest
Nov 16, 2010, 11:21 PM
Hey do any of you guys have the new apple tv? I could have sworn I saw the same flower image or something very close to it in the apple tv's flower/plants screensaver. Can anyone with hacking skills grab it off there?

billyjoegibsonx
Nov 17, 2010, 03:06 AM
http://www.wardcurry.com/macoshousecat.jpg

lol 10.8 Housecat. I actually like that :o they might be small but their powerful wee animals if they want to be lol.

hachre
Nov 17, 2010, 06:56 PM
http://www.wardcurry.com/macoshousecat.jpg

omfg loooooooooooool :D thats awesome :):):D

Andeavor
Jan 27, 2011, 04:30 PM
I really do not like the wallpaper they used in the presentation. Going from a nebula in space to a close-up of a lotus blossom is a bit too far back to the Mac for my taste.

MBAirman
Jul 22, 2011, 04:09 PM
Hey, any of you happen to know where to find a large version of the wallpaper on Apple's new promo pic of the Thunderbolt display? The wallpaper probably has nothing to do with Thunderbolt itself, but man does it look nice.

Here's a screenshot I took of it.

Mr. Retrofire
Jul 22, 2011, 06:11 PM
Hey, any of you happen to know where to find a large version of the wallpaper on Apple's new promo pic of the Thunderbolt display? The wallpaper probably has nothing to do with Thunderbolt itself, but man does it look nice.

Here's a screenshot I took of it.

Corbis (http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/43/43433.html)has probably what you want:
http://www.corbisimages.com