I love ageratum, with their wonderful, shaggy flower heads and took many shots of them at the Berkshire Botanical Garden last September. This one had all kinds of personality, and I really went to town playing with it.
The main painted effect comes from a layer of Filter Forge 4 Sketchy Paint, duplicated and set to soft light at reduced opacity, plus a low-opacity layer of Snap Art 4 Oil Paint (custom settings) and two textures from French Kiss Artiste – Flower Garden and LaDanse.
Nikon D700 with Nikon 105mm micro lens
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