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The columbines in our yard are thriving this year, and I’ve taken many photos of them. It’s often been breezy in the evening when I like to shoot, but every now and then there’s a lull and I took a bunch of shots of this beauty, and this was my favorite.

I made some color and contrast adjustments and used several French Kiss Textures – Atelier Serenity, Solstice Charisma, and Artiste Berrylishous at various blend modes and opacities, but it still needed something more.

I was lucky to receive the Alien Skin Bundle for my birthday (#60 – where does the time go?) so I played around with SnapArt and I liked the way the Impasto setting worked on this image.

Nikon D700 and Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens.

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columbine, woodland garden, flower, macro, impasto, red and yellow, anita pollak, nikon

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

    Columbines are such sweet, old-fashioned flowers (but can be difficult to photograph), and this one is a vibrant little gem! Your combined textures and the impasto treatment create a warm, painterly and almost touchable feeling. Excellent work, Anita! (And happy birthday! We have lots of creative 60-somethings around here, it seems. I’m also one of them at 68.)

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and birthday wishes, Celeste! This flower really called out to me and I took many shots of it. As you said, they are difficult to photograph and there were plenty of shots that just didn’t work for me.

    I’m glad to know I’m in such good company as a new member of RedBubble’s Club 60!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 1 year ago

    Gorgeous work.
    Happy Birthday.

  • Thank you so much for the kind comments, birthday wishes, and the fave too! So far 60 has been good to me!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Malcolm Heberle
    Malcolm Heberleabout 1 year ago

    A wonderful image Anita … Texture work & composition just beautiful .
    And happy 60th to you great results from your gift

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments and birthday wishes, and the fave too! I’m looking forward to playing some more with the new software!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Femmie
    Femmieabout 1 year ago

    Like a painting, what a beautiful composition and work of this gorgeous flower!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Femmie! I had a lot of fun playing with this one!

    – Anita Pollak

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 1 year ago

    Fabulous composition and textures! Love the pink, and the unique columbine blossom!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments and the fave, Angie! This blossom really caught my eye and I took a whole lot of shots of it, and this is the one I liked best!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 1 year ago

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntabout 1 year ago

    16 JUNE 2013 - MARVELOUS

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations – 18th June, 2013 — Shirley & Jean

    Perhaps you might like to leave a comment HERE

  • Thank you so much for the feature, Shirley and Jean – I really appreciate it!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 1 year ago

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • vigor
    vigorabout 1 year ago

    I love these flowers but didn’t get to see any this year that I could stop to capture.

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and the fave, Vivian! We’re lucky to have them in our yard, and I really miss them now that they’re gone!

    – Anita Pollak

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