Soft Focus Ragwort Buds by Anita Pollak

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We did some landscaping last fall and this spring has been a treat – each day we are greeted with lovely plants that are totally new to us. This is one of them – it’s common name is golden ragwort and the botanical name is “packera aurea”. Not surprisingly, it has yellow flowers, but the buds are two-toned, as seen in the photo. I tried a variety of shots but I liked this selective focus image best.

Nikon D300S and Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens.

I processed it with Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Contrast Color Range, Topaz Detail Soft Looking, and three textures – Flypaper Textures Verdigris Mist, French Kiss Textures Classique Buffed, and Kim Klassen’s The Veil.

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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...over 2 years ago

    These buds seem to be emerging from a mist – a very appealing effect!

  • Thank you so much for your kind words, Celeste! Emerging from a mist – I like that image!

    – Anita Pollak

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much for the feature, kalaryder!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Photos - Pauline Wherrell
    Photos - Pauli...over 2 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 2 years ago

    Certainly beautiful artwork by your talent; I love it:)
    Best regards,
    Thoughtfully quote; Nature Quote of the Day
    Nature can do more than physicians.
    Oliver Cromwell said and I thought exactly:)

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • marens
    marensover 2 years ago

    fantastic image and work Anita!!!

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • Yool
    Yoolover 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature, Yool!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Katayoonphotos
    Katayoonphotosover 2 years ago

    Beautiful focus and colours. The texture work is also lovely.

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much, barnsis!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Mooreover 2 years ago

    beautiful, congrats on the feature.

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

    – Anita Pollak

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

    April 16th, 2012
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  • Thank you so much for the feature, Mary!

    – Anita Pollak

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