I love to shoot in the late afternoon/early evening in my yard, and I captured this beauty back in May. The combination of the way the flower catches the light and the framing with the leaves above and bud below really caught my eye.
Nikon D700 and Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens.
I used Topaz Adjust Photo Pop, a touch of Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Contrast Color Range and Darken/Lighten Center, and several textures at various opacities and blend modes to get this effect.
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