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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 3 October 2012 in Plant & Nature.

These lovely flowers re- seed themselves in my garden, popping up in unexpected places.
I took the photo with a 105mm macro lens, using a tripod, f 3.5, 1/160 sec., ISO 500. I used a shallow dof to blur the bg, and focused on the center of the flower.
I used three free textures: "Aged Effects" by Shadowhouse Creations, "bokeh--free texture" by Eddie van W , and one of my favorites: "Cross hatch canvas with hint o' bokeh" by hey amy .

NIKON D300 1/160 second F/3.5 ISO 500 105 mm


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Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

A perfect melding of image and textures. Love the wonderful magical feel in this work of art.

3 Oct 2012 2:07pm

Brenda from Canton, United States

You have achieved such depth - the flower seems to be coming right out of the image from that beautiful bokeh green background. The texture work beautifully enhances.

3 Oct 2012 4:21pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

it sure is beautiful.. your garden must be a treasure trove of photo subjects.. :D

3 Oct 2012 4:45pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautifully focused; love the softness out from the center of the flower; beautiful colors and textures too!

3 Oct 2012 7:34pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice!
so beautiful colors & texture!!!!

3 Oct 2012 9:53pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Beautiful I like the way you captured and focused it.

4 Oct 2012 5:01am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

always love your treatment of the images...

4 Oct 2012 5:07am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Just as well Nature never heard the saying "Pink and Green should never be seen" . . imagine what we would miss !

4 Oct 2012 6:56am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


4 Oct 2012 11:10am

Dawn from Maryland, United States

OMG. I love, love, love everything about this. The texture with the pink and green tones. Perfect!! : )

4 Oct 2012 12:58pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Gorgeous contrasting pinks and greens. Such gentle..soft processing!

4 Oct 2012 11:43pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Lovely work. You have a distinctive style in your work.

12 Oct 2012 11:24pm

@Julie L. Brown: Thanks. I'm delighted to know I have a distinctive style. I don't try for that.

1/160 second
ISO 500
105 mm