The first few ranunculus buds point to many weeks ahead to enjoy beautiful, colorful blooms! This bud (captured on 11 March 2012) was very small (a little less than 1 inch/25 mm in diameter), so I used an extension ring to get a larger image and more detail. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro + Olympus EX-25 Extender, f/16, 1/100 sec., ISO 1000, open shade, handheld) I used two texture layers: “OldMaster” from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures and “You’d be surprised” from Jerry Jones’ Shadowhouse Creations":http://shadowhousecreations.blogspot.com.
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