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New blossoms on a jewel-colored hydrangea at my local botanical garden. Post-processing: layers treated with varied opacities of Topaz Detail, Simplify and Adjust filters (with layer masks) plus two layers of textures courtesy of Shadowhouse Creations. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/125 sec., ISO 200)

This image placed in the top 10 in the challenge, “Wall Worthy Hydrangeas,”in the group Waterlily, Lotus and Hydrangea Flowers

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  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 3 years ago

    Oh Celeste, this is marvelous….. love your POV, the radiant colors and the DOF…. perfectly presented!!! BRAVO!!!! wonderful….. Instant fav!!!!

  • Thank you, Jazzy! (What a great nickname!) It was the deep coloring that caught my attention in the garden.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    Those colors are, indeed, radiant…. Gorgeous, Celeste.. !

  • Thanks very much, Katherine! I liked the flower because it’s different from the more typical pastel hydrangeas.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 3 years ago

    Lovely colour and details in the smaller flowers.

  • Thank you, Karen. It was the color that caught my eye in the garden.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sunny66
    Sunny66over 3 years ago

    How absolutely beautiful! that deep color really grabs you!

  • Thanks, Sunny! It also grabbed my attention in the garden because of the color.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchabout 2 years ago

    The light and color here are just gorgeous, Celeste!!!

  • Thank you, Laurie! The color of these hydrangeas really caught my eye, as I’m more used to seeing pastel shades.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werbyover 1 year ago

    Like a mother speaking to her children…Lovely colors and mood…My mind is overactive with images and stories today…

  • I love your interpretation of this image, Susan, as it really fits. I anthropomorphize my flowers regularly, and I love what happens when others do too. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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