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I took this photo last spring on my back porch. I was trying to get a soft focus pansy and none of the front views worked, so I tried shooting from behind, and this one was my favorite. I used Topaz Detail Soft Looking as well as two French Kiss Textures (Aventura and Lily Pond) to get the painted effect.

Featured in Textures Overlayed Unlimited (January 27, 2013)

Top 10 in Lovely Lavender Soft Focus Challenge (January 26, 2013)


pansy, soft focus, purple, french kiss, leslie nicole

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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  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work!!

  • Thank you so much, Tracy.

    – Anita Pollak

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

    The stem and sepals form an appealing curve against the softness of the petals – lovely!

  • Thank you so much, Celeste. I had forgotten about this series of photos and I’m glad I went back to them!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 2 years ago

    Really lovely

  • Thanks Karen!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Joy!

    – Anita Pollak

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • Thank you so much, vigor!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature, Bootiewootsy!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Margi
    Margiover 1 year ago

    lovely soft capture Anita, congrats :)))

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Margi! I really appreciate it!

    – Anita Pollak

  • cindy50
    cindy50over 1 year ago

    Congratulations well done! …. click on banner to see all challenge results

  • Thank you so much for the banner – it’s an honor to be among these wonderful images!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Evita
    Evita27 days ago

    Beautiful work !!!

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  • Thank you so much for the feature and the fave, Evita – I really appreciate both!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clark27 days ago


  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and the fave, Carolyn!

    – Anita Pollak

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