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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 26 March 2012 in Plant & Nature.

I took this photo in January inside the Longwood Gardens Conservatory. I added a bit of canvas at the bottom and did basic adjustments, as well as the filter Accented Edges. I added one of my textures "Canvas Blue," and 3 by Shadowhouse Creations : "Sweet Secret," "AMB-7" and "Night Faux." Finished with a light red filter.

NIKON D300 1/200 second F/3.5 ISO 400 105 mm


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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Simple and beautiful. The colors are wonderful.
Have a nice day.

26 Mar 2012 11:35am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Beautiful result,great colours and details!

26 Mar 2012 1:11pm

Brenda from Canton, United States

Wow, Anita! This is really fabulous. That background looks like a gorgeous abstract watercolor painting. And the simplicity and minimalism of the composition is stunning. With all the softness, the detail of the floral petals immediatly draws your eye. Bravo!

26 Mar 2012 1:58pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

very pretty !

26 Mar 2012 2:05pm

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

again a very pretty treatment in this image.... love it ...

26 Mar 2012 3:29pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

I took one of these at Longwood when I was there. This is beautiful in blue!

26 Mar 2012 5:08pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Beautiful artistic rendering of this inflorescence close-up. I love the softness of your image and the pleasing tone-on-tone color palette.

26 Mar 2012 8:20pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & beautiful!

26 Mar 2012 8:21pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Exquisite!! Love the soft color in this...the distinctive blue. Gorgeous image!

26 Mar 2012 8:23pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Lovely composition of a lovely flower. Those blues are wonderful. I like it. :oD

26 Mar 2012 9:29pm

Frida from Sweden

I just love the blue tones and details.

26 Mar 2012 9:48pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautiful details and soothing colors, very lovely Anita!

27 Mar 2012 12:05am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Wonderfully delicate and harmonized . . perfect choices.

27 Mar 2012 7:51am

Gandalf from United States

I agree, the simplicity of the photo is wonderful

28 Mar 2012 1:59am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

great color and texture

28 Mar 2012 6:56am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

beautiful shot! :)

30 Mar 2012 12:18am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

What a wonderful study in blues tones and complementary textures!

30 Mar 2012 2:04am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing so much beauty with us.

30 Mar 2012 10:12am

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands


5 Apr 2012 8:34pm

@Lewis: Thank you for visiting and commenting.

1/200 second
ISO 400
105 mm