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
1002 views as of March 4, 2014
Featured in The Group (April 1, 2012)
Featured in Just Fun (March 22, 2012)
Featured in Artists Universe (March 17, 2012)