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I'm Still Pretty Without My Petals! by Anita Pollak
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Our shad tree (also known as Amelancier, or serviceberry) had lovely white blossoms last year but they lasted only a few days because it was such a warm spring. By the time I got around to shooting them, most of the petals were gone, but I thought the spent flowers had a lot of personality.

I thought the patterns in the image lent themselves to an oil painting look, so I used Topaz Simplify Oil Painting Toned and then tinted the image to get the pinks and purples. I finished off with Datura Noir and a touch of Berrylishous from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures..
Nikon 300S and Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens.

Featured in A Lovely Lavender (March 27, 2013)

Featured in Textures Over Layed (March 25, 2013)

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flowers, shad, amelancier, serviceberry, spent flowers, spring, textures, flower

I am a photographer living in Massachusetts and my passion is flowers. I take the time to reveal the special beauty of each flower and I hope that comes through as you look at my work.

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Comments

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 1 year ago

    They are indeed pretty without their petals, all decked out in pretty purples and pinks! I really enjoy seeing the results of your playing with images to create a different kind of art from the original capture. Well done, Anita!

  • Oh, you are so kind, Celeste! I always appreciate the creativity of your comments as well as your support of my work, wherever it takes me. I try to let the image tell me how it wants to be treated, and this one seemed like a natural for a painted effect. Of course sometimes what the image is trying to say may get lost in translation! Thank you for the fave as well!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 1 year ago

    Lovely subtle pattern!

  • Thank you so much, Lynn!

    – Anita Pollak

  • rasim1
    rasim1about 1 year ago

    Great work.

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments, Rasim!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Albert
    Albertabout 1 year ago

    Very nicely done Anita!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and the fave, Albert!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Matsumoto
    Matsumotoabout 1 year ago
    Splendid work!
  • Thank you so much for your kind comments, Matsumoto!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature, Bootiewootsy – I really appreciate it!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Cynthia Harris
    Cynthia Harrisabout 1 year ago

    Nice work!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments, Cynthia!

    – Anita Pollak

  • aprilann
    aprilannabout 1 year ago


    You can find the features also on our Feature Page and in our Permanent Features Gallery.

    Great work!

    your host,
    April

  • Thank you so much for the feature, April! I really appreciate it!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Laurie Minor
    Laurie Minorabout 1 year ago

    Lovely comp & color, Anita! Congrats on your features! :)

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and the fave, Laurie! I really appreciate both!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much, Peter!

    – Anita Pollak

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