A classic marigold treated to some texture layers to play up the flower’s warm, rich colors. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 35mm macro, f/6.3, 1/80 sec., ISO 200, open shade, handheld) Textures courtesy of Kim Klassen Café (Sunday and Luminous) and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures (Dove Wings).

Top 10 in “Common Marigold” challenge in Enchanted Flowers group (July 2012)

Featured in Followers of Kim Klassen (14 January 2013)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago


  • Thanks very much, Lorilee!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago

    Beautifully done. The texture works so well.

  • Thank you, Joy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Tangerine-Tane
    Tangerine-Taneover 2 years ago

    ooh, so stunning! love the red and orange…this is gorgeous, Celeste!

  • Thanks very much, so glad you like the warm colors!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...over 2 years ago

    A lovely image, with beautiful colour.

  • Thank you! I appreciate your visit and wonderful comment.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    ‘Velvety’ indeed! This is so rich in colour that it’s opulent – and one of my favourite colours, too.

  • Thank you, Bette! It made me think of medieval finery – velvet robes edged with gold.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 2 years ago

    Perfectly named, Celeste, as those petals are so velvety rich and lush…gorgeous color too.

  • Thank you very much, Katherine. Your comments are always a treat!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elizabeth Tunstall
    Elizabeth Tuns...over 2 years ago

    Brilliant work Celeste!

  • Elizabeth, thanks very much for your kind comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 2 years ago

    So rich and vibrant . . .beautiful , , ,x

  • Thank you, Teresa, so glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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