I captured these delicate pink buds recently at my local botanic garden. These are pink rice flowers (botanical name in the tags), native to Australia and layered with a texture of my own making, created from a capture of the later strawflower-like bloom stage on the same plant. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 226mm in macro range, f/5.6, 1/250 sec., ISO 500, open shade, handheld)

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  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeover 3 years ago

    So beautiful Celeste! I do so love the flowers and your image.

  • Thank you very much, Cynthia! I also love these flowers for their delicate beauty and their subtle, sweet scent.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful image, Celeste …. it makes a very pretty card and framed print:-)

  • Thanks very much, Brenda. I appreciate your comments always!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireover 3 years ago

    Love the pastel colours and that gorgeous texture which complements the flower so beautifully.

  • Thanks, Maggie! It was a last-minute inspiration to try that texture. I used a layer mask. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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

    I must have just logged off last night prior to your posting this.. how beautiful and those little bursts of vivid pink against your perfectly textured background are so pleasing… very lovely, Celeste.

  • Thank you, Katherine, glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    lovely . . . .

  • Thanks very much, Lorilee!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • dabadac
    dabadacover 3 years ago

    delightful~~~

  • Thank you, Barbara. Glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 3 years ago

    Lovely work!

    Debra

  • Thanks, Debra!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireover 3 years ago

    Oh LOL! I’ve just had another practice at layer masks – the painting bit is defeating me!

  • Two things about painting on a mask: use a VERY soft-edged brush, and keep the opacity of your “paint” low (maybe 50% or less). This allows you to work with subtlety, hiding or revealing things in steps (multiple brush strokes).

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireover 3 years ago

    Thank you, Celeste. I shall try that. :o)

  • Pam Hogg
    Pam Hoggover 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Pam. I am honored!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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