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I took this photo at the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in June of 2009. I used Topaz Detail to soften the image, Topaz Simplify to add a sketch layer (set to soft light) and two French Kiss Textures (Jardin and Lily Pond) to create the painted effect.

Nikon D80 with Nikon 60mm micro lens

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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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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 3 years ago

    Absolutely delightful! I use Topaz filters a lot, but it never occurred to me to use Detail to soften an image! Lovely use of textures too.

  • Thank you so much, Celeste. This is the first time I used Detail that way, and I’ll have to try it again!

    – Anita Pollak

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarralmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Rhenastarr!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful and dreamy and all my favourite things – butterflies, flowers and bokeh!

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • Tracie Louise
    Tracie Louisealmost 3 years ago

    This is so lovely… beautiful job.

  • Thank you so much, Tracie!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Deb Coats
    Deb Coatsalmost 3 years ago

    looks like a painting…..:)

  • Thank you so much, Debra!

    – Anita Pollak

  • peaky40
    peaky40almost 3 years ago

    Bautiful work Anita

  • Thank you so much, peaky40!

    – Anita Pollak

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 3 years ago

    Your composition and editing are superb! Such a beautiful image!

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to look at and make such nice comments about my work, Angie!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillaralmost 3 years ago

    Very beautiful work, so soft colours…

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so very much, vigor!

    – Anita Pollak

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