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This is a lovely rhododendron that blooms in our yard in early May. It’s similar in appearance to the popular PJM, which was named for Peter J. Mezitt, founder of Weston Nurseries. His son Ed developed both it and Olga Mezitt, named for Ed’s mother.

I used Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Classical Soft Focus and Contrast Color Range, plus a layer of Topaz Simplify with the Buzz Sim setting. The texture is Summer Garden from French Kiss Textures.

Featured in The Group (April 1, 2012)

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

    Beautiful and painterly, just a delight to look at!

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakalmost 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Celeste!

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks Karen!

    – Anita Pollak

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work! It looks like a painting!!

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous colour and light !

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    I just love these and can’t wait until they begin to bloom. I know a place that they just line the road and I want to go there!

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to look at and kindly comment on so many of my photos. I love these too, and I’m looking forward to seeing them in bloom here in early May!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful Anita!!

  • Thank you so much, Joyce!

    – Anita Pollak

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 04/01/2012
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  • A belated thank you for the feature, Deborah!

    – Anita Pollak

  • M.S. Photography/Art
    M.S. Photograp...over 2 years ago

    Love the soft tones & composition,great work!

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

    – Anita Pollak

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