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It was an overcast and rainy morning at my local botanical garden one Sunday, and I found some brand-new pink columbine blossoms in shade under a huge tree. I pre-visualized this as a textured image to further emphasize the pale beauty of the flower against the greens of the background. (Textures courtesy of Shadowhouse Creations)

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (October 2012)

Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Featured Work” challenge in Flower Works group (April 2014)

Co-winner (3-way tie) of “Pink Flowers” challenge in Pretty in Pink group (November 2012)

Top 10 in “Columbine Challenge” in Blooms group (June 2012)

Top 10 in “September Featured Challenge #06” challenge in Flower Works – Manipulated with Texture group (October 2011)

Featured in Flower Works – Manipulated with Texture (24 September 2011)

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  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...almost 4 years ago

    So pretty, Celeste, in the thumbnail it appears like sharp pink arrows darting through a dark sky…beautiful soft color!

  • Thanks, Katherine! I was fortunate to find such a perfect little bloom.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazealmost 4 years ago

    So very pretty!

  • Thank you, Cynthia!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • OpalFire
    OpalFirealmost 4 years ago

    A very elegant shot, Celeste. Nicely worked focus of light on the main part of the flower; against the dark background it appears to glow.

  • I’m glad you like it, Maggie. Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 3 years ago

    Please remember to add your image into the Featured Work Challenge for September

    September 2011

  • Thank you, Karen! I’m delighted!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 2 years ago

    Love the delicate look of this flower….the lighting is magical….

  • Thanks very much, Thomas! I was delighted to find this pale pink columbine in a shady setting with just enough light.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 2 years ago

    Another stunning shot, Celeste! How beautiful!!

  • Thank you very much, Glenn! This was an unexpected find in a darkish corner at the gardens.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • OlaG
    OlaGover 2 years ago

    Elegant image, Celeste …magical!

  • Thanks very much, Ola. I’m so glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasover 2 years ago

    Excellent close-up of this beautiful flower

  • Thank you for the great comment, Stephen!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 2 years ago

    This is so gorgeous, Celeste!!!

  • I’m so glad you like this, Laurie. It was literally my first good capture of a columbine, after trying many times and not doing so well on many different columbine flowers. The longer their spurs, the harder to get a good photo (I think).

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sushikant S.
    Sushikant S.over 2 years ago

    Lovely Capture..

  • Many thanks!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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