I went back through some of my old photos and found this one from the Royal Botanical Gardens in June of 2009. I used Topaz Lens Effects and two filters from Nik Color Efex 4, as well as two French Kiss Textures (May Roses and Muse) to get the painted effect.
Nikon D80 with 60mm Nikon micro lens.


lilacs, flowers, painted, textures, dreamy, anita pollak

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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  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 2 years ago

    This is a beautiful image and wonderfully worked on

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakover 2 years ago

    Thank you so much, Karen!

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

    Very sweet and soft interpretation, feels like spring!

  • Thank you so much, Celeste. I love lilacs and ours usually bloom in early May, but we already have some buds that are starting to open. Hopefully the return of the chilly weather won’t harm all of the plants that have started their season so early due to our recent hot spell.

    – Anita Pollak

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • Thank you so much, Tracy!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Marie Moriscot
    Marie Moriscotover 2 years ago

    wonderful work!

  • Thank you so much for your kind words, Marie!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    This is quite mystical! A favourite. You have some glorious images in your portfolio, Anita!

  • Thank you so much for your kind words about this image and my portfolio, Bette, and for the fave as well!

    – Anita Pollak

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