This is a Coreopsis “Moonbeam” that looks to me like a beautiful sun. I shot it in my yard with a tripod and used live view so I could get good focus in low light.
I used Topaz Clarity and Topaz Adjust Setting Sun Dynamic to bring out color and detail. I really wanted the flower to stand out so I darkened the background and added Kim Klassen’s Pumpkin Grunge texture in screen mode and finished her off with a vignette from Nik Color Efex Pro 4.
Nikon D700 and Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens.
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