This is an image I shot several years ago at the Toronto Botanical Garden, and I somehow never processed it before. I used several LR5 presets from Kim Klassen to soften the tones and emphasize the pinks and purples. In PS CS6 I used a Snap Art Pastel setting and I added a low-opacity layer of Vignette Grunge from OnONe Perfect Effects to give the background a bit more color variation.

Nikon D80 with Nikon 60mm micro lens.

Featured in A Paradise Somewhere (August 1, 2013)

Featured in Artistry Group (July 20, 2013)

Featured in Pastels and Whites (July 7, 2013)

Featured in Monochrome (July 7, 2013)

Featured in Textures Over Layed (July 6, 2013)

Featured in International Women’s Photography (July 6, 2013)

Featured in Enchanted Flowers (July 6, 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

    Your processing has brought a lively glow of purple and pink to this beautifully detailed iris. The background sets the flower off so well!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and the fave, Celeste! It took me a long time to get the look I wanted, but I am finally happy with it!

    – Anita Pollak

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work Anita, love the soft tones. x

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    beautiful, Anita. It looks as though drawn with pastels!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Bette! I really appreciate your support of my work!

    – Anita Pollak

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 1 year ago

    Congratulations – 6th July, 2013 – Shirley & Jean

    *Perhaps you would like to post a comment HERE

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature and the fave, Gena – I really appreciate both!

    – Anita Pollak

  • PatChristensen
    PatChristensenover 1 year ago

    A lovely artistic view of this beauty well done :)Pat

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much for two features tonight, Bootiewootsy – you really made my evening special!

    – Anita Pollak

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtover 1 year ago

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

    – Anita Pollak

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

    This beauty is really making an impression, and deservedly so! Congratulations on your features!

  • Thank you so much, Celeste – I really appreciate your kind words and support!

    – Anita Pollak

  • MotherNature2
    MotherNature2over 1 year ago

    Lovely work, Anita! Congratulations on your feature in MONOCHROME – FAVE:>)

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

    – Anita Pollak

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