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You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh

Celeste Mookherjee

Long Beach, United States

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I love agapanthus, especially in the bud stage. While exploring photographic possibilities in a large patch of flowers, I spotted a recently opened bud cluster with two buds touching in a way that looked so much like a kiss that I was utterly fascinated.

The image title comes from the classic love song, “As Time Goes By,” featured in the movie Casablanca.

I spent a good bit of time trying lots of angles on the “young lovers” and finally settled on this as the basis of a textured image prepared especially for a group challenge. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/4, 1/320 sec., ISO 200, partly cloudy/morning sun, handheld) Textures courtesy of Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures and Shadowhouse Creations.

Top 10 in “Agapanthus Flower or Bud" challenge in Assorted Flowers & More group (July 2015)
Top 10 in “The Romantic Pose” in All Glorious Lilies (October 2013)
Top 10 in “Decorate with Script” challenge in Flower Works – Manipulated with Texture group (September 2011)

Featured in Amazing Challenge Entertainment (16 February 2016)
Featured in All Glorious Lilies (9 October 2013)
Featured in Muted (3 August 2013)

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