Delicate paper flower by Celeste Mookherjee

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At a recent bonsai show and sale in the auditorium at my local botanical garden, I saw a beautiful tree-form bougainvillea (also known as paper flower) that was about 2 feet tall and quite mature (it had a thick, gnarled trunk). This is a macro detail of one of its pale, delicate flowers. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/5.6, 1/80 sec., ISO 1600, auditorium/fluorescent lighting, handheld) Textures courtesy of Shadowhouse Creations


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  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertabout 3 years ago

    Very beautiful work Celeste. Love the delicate pastel colours:-)

  • Thank you, Brenda!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 3 years ago

    These flowers are so beautiful I just to have a few of these plants at one time. love the detail you have captured and your soft gentle processing.

  • Thanks very much, Karen. I was determined to keep the texturing as delicate as the flowers themselves.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Leslie Nicole
    Leslie Nicoleover 2 years ago

    Oh, very pretty and delicate!

  • Thanks, Leslie, I appreciate your comment very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchabout 1 year ago

    Oooh, this is so lovely Celeste…Really love your texture work….Just the perfect soft touch of it!! :)))

  • Thank you, Laurie! These pale bracts were so delicate that I had to stay light with textures to avoid overpowering the subject.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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