A bee happily feasts on nectar from scaveola flowers.
Processed in Photoshop CS6. Oil paint.
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fowers, purple, bee, bette devine

Many years ago I painted. Then I realised that I did better at photography than painting – and that has been my medium of expression ever since.

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    JOSEPHMAZZUCCOover 1 year ago

    Such delicate beauty.. there seems to be a touch of sparkle in the purple flowers; beautiful work :)) Joseph

  • Thanks Joseph. The ‘sparkle’ is the oil paint shine. This picture doesn’t show to best advantage in this small size.

    – Bette Devine

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Oh Bette these have such a wonderful deep tone

  • There are varying shades of blue/purple among the scaveola tribe , I have found!

    – Bette Devine

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    So beautiful Bette! I love the sparkle, too!

  • Thanks Lynn – it’s the oil paint shine!

    – Bette Devine

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    The oil paint filter added a pleasing texture to the petals – lovely!

  • I was pleased with this one. Thank you, Celeste.

    – Bette Devine

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27over 1 year ago

    ooooooh gorgeous color and capture love this

  • Many thanks, Lore!

    – Bette Devine

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