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Hellebore or Lenten Rose

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 2 April 2012 in Plant & Nature.

I was delighted to see flowers on one of the two Hellebores I planted last year! I cut one and brought it inside to photograph using natural light. Processed in Elements 10 using mostly Levels adjustments. Added a "Sweettart" texture by Kim Klassen .

NIKON D300 1/10 second F/16.0 ISO 100 105 mm


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B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful processing!

2 Apr 2012 1:44pm

Brenda from Canton, United States

Anita - great composition - to view the flower from behind as it reaches downward in its beautiful curve. The leaves appear to be straining for balance, to hold things up. Amazing detail in the transluscent petals.

2 Apr 2012 1:55pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

What a beauty - love the pastels!

2 Apr 2012 1:59pm

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

:) love it....

2 Apr 2012 3:44pm

Frida from Sweden

Excellent composition and beautiful presentation.

2 Apr 2012 6:38pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & so beautiful!

2 Apr 2012 9:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


2 Apr 2012 11:04pm

denise ippolito from United States

Anita, I love the composition and the colors are lovely.

3 Apr 2012 2:24am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

it does look beautiful, nice shot! :)

3 Apr 2012 2:40am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A sweet little record of success. We tend to look at only the image but, certainly in your case, there is a long road to travel even before the shutter button gets pressed !

3 Apr 2012 6:44am

fereshteh. from Iran

Excellent composition...

3 Apr 2012 9:49am

@fereshteh.: Thank you!

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A beautiful flower ... romantic and delicate! An exquisite picture ... as a delicate drawing by an artist ...

3 Apr 2012 10:10am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Gorgeous! I like the softly textured background.

3 Apr 2012 12:42pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

I like the details
Have a lovely day

4 Apr 2012 6:16am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you!

Navin Harish from Noida, India

Very nice shot. Nice pastel colours

5 Apr 2012 7:20am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

So beautiful - this truly is a lovely frame filling close-up. Wonderful work, Anita.

6 Apr 2012 8:02am

Jim Wilson from Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

Love the composition....and, of course, your usual processing. Good work, Anita.

6 Apr 2012 12:40pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

This is so soft and wistful. Exquisite!

6 Apr 2012 4:47pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe, sur ce fond rose.

6 Apr 2012 8:10pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I would love to have these beauties in my garden!

7 Apr 2012 1:39am

1/10 second
ISO 100
105 mm