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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 25 February 2010 in Plant & Nature.

Yes, my Pussywillow is starting to flower! I cut these branches before the last two snow storms and brought them in to remind me spring is just around the corner. Brought out some detail in Topaz Adjust, added a Japanese Paper texture and vignette. Taken indoors, natural light.

NIKON D300 2/5 seconds F/16.0 ISO 125 105 mm


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Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Nice details and a nice combo of texture and plant.

25 Feb 2010 5:52am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Aaah, spring is finally coming :) Nice simple composition, subject nicely supported by texture.

25 Feb 2010 6:15am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

So soft and heartfelt...a lovely rendering, Anita.

25 Feb 2010 6:58am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Quite superb, the paper texture probably made the biggest difference.

25 Feb 2010 8:21am

Frida from Sweden

I can't wait for them to show up here. Beautiful image!

25 Feb 2010 8:53am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Exquisite taste in this image.

25 Feb 2010 11:01am

Mary from Exton, United States

Lovely image.

25 Feb 2010 11:51am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Beautiful, Anita. Love the muted colors.

25 Feb 2010 5:18pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb. Beautifully done.

25 Feb 2010 8:22pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Bonito encuadre con una buena diagonal. Buen tratamiento.

25 Feb 2010 8:52pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great job Anita.....are you under the "snow gun" again now????

25 Feb 2010 11:42pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Anita, I think your macro work is encouraging spring to break out. Nicely composed, exposed with a beautiful background.

I heard you guys are in for more snow though!

25 Feb 2010 11:59pm

Yvonne from United States

A beautiful ode to spring...may it come soon for you

26 Feb 2010 2:49am

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

This is sublime. I can't wait for spring!

26 Feb 2010 3:10am

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Nice warm colors in this shot. I like the diagonal slant of the flower....great shot!

26 Feb 2010 3:40am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Brings back memories of my grandmother she always had pussywillows. Lovely background and exquisite details.

26 Feb 2010 4:11am

theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful photography, successful, really good.

26 Feb 2010 6:35pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Oh..I just love these. Exquisite detail. The colors are so soft and painterly.

26 Feb 2010 8:47pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The parchment tones in this really suit the subject - all in harmony and so carefully posed.

27 Feb 2010 9:31am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

The color combination is very harmonious and the paper texture well chosen. A real piece of art!

28 Feb 2010 3:23pm

Maben Polanski from Pune, India

Simply warm and beautiful..! :)

7 Mar 2010 5:36am

Sue from Nashville, United States


7 Mar 2010 6:14pm

2/5 seconds
ISO 125
105 mm