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Glorious Greek Valerian Blossoms by Anita Pollak
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This is the second season we’ve had these wonderful flowers in our woodland garden, and they are just delightful. The flowers are very small so it’s hard to get them in focus, especially in early evening light – my favorite time to shoot.
Nikon D700 and Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens.

I loved this image except for the slightly out of focus bottom cluster, so I used Gaussian Blur to blur the cluster completely. I also enhanced the contrast and vibrance in the flowers and finished with Kim Klassen’s Take Heart.

Featured in Postcard Style (June 9, 2013)

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Featured in Perfect Harmonies (May 23, 2013)

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...over 1 year ago

    That delicate blue/purple is a knockout combination against the rich greens of the background! Interesting that you added blur to the background. I sometimes do that too, and it can make a big difference in an image when made to look realistic, as you’ve done here.

  • Thank you so much for lovely and detailed comment, Celeste! I really appreciate your support and the way you obviously take the time to get the feel of an image before you comment. And thanks for the fave too!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    Lovely colour combinations, Linda! Very pretty.

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments, Bette. I really appreciate your support!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    beautiful picture ;)

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • aprilann
    aprilannover 1 year ago


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

    – Anita Pollak

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature,incredible beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments and the fave, Ana!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenover 1 year ago

    Such beautiful colour and softness, Anita!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Tracy!

    – Anita Pollak

  • strawberries
    strawberriesover 1 year ago

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Lovely comp and processing!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments and the fave, Angie!

    – Anita Pollak

  • lensbaby
    lensbabyover 1 year ago

    Oh, so pretty and delicate! Fave!

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • Albert
    Albertover 1 year ago

    A great capture.

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

    – Anita Pollak

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