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I’ve been going back through my old flower photos because there is nothing to shoot here in Massachusetts in February. I found this photo I took almost 4 years ago at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, MA and tried many different effects on it. This was one of the earlier attempts, but I like it the best. I used Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Monday Morning filter and two French Kiss Textures (Purple Grunge and Muse).

Nikon D80 with 60mm f/2.8 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

    Your combination of effects and textures works very well with this flower, and I love your answer to “nothing to shoot.” Rather like turning lemons into lemonade. :)

  • Thank you so much, Celeste. I like that – turning lemons into lemonade! I’ll be back in the archives tomorrow!

    – Anita Pollak

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful!!!

  • Thank you so much, lorilee!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely.
    Thank you for saying how you processed this I have not tried the Monday morning filter so will have a go as it looks great with your textures

  • Thank you so much for your kind words, Karen. I really like the moody quality of Monday morning and I hope you have fun trying it out!

    – Anita Pollak

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!!

  • Thank you so much, Tracy!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesalmost 3 years ago

    Very beautiful, lovely softness and colour !

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    These are my favorite of all flowers, gorgeous work!

  • Thank you so much for your kind words, vigor!. They are one of my favorites too!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Lynn Starner
    Lynn Starneralmost 3 years ago

    beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much, Lynn!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 3 years ago

    fabulous work Anita

  • Thank you so much, Lissywitch!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Tangerine-Tane
    Tangerine-Tanealmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous! I love the purple and the texture, great job, Anita!

  • Thank you so much for your kind words, Tangerine-Tane!

    – Anita Pollak

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago


    Excellent Image! 04/01/2012
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  • Thank you so much for the feature, Deborah!

    – Anita Pollak

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