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I wanted a romantic look for these agapanthus buds, and so I started with a wide aperture in the camera and finished with some very delicate texturing in post-processing. Please view large to appreciate the lacy look, as if you are looking at the buds through grandma’s prettiest curtains. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/2.5, 1/160 sec., ISO 200, open shade, handheld) Textures used are from Shadowhouse Creations (Slightly Delicate 3 and You’d Be Surprised) and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures (Tableaux/Aurora).

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  • Jan Cartwright
    Jan Cartwrightover 2 years ago

    Very nice – soft shapes and colors are very pleasing.

  • Thank you, Jan, for the great comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago

    Beautifully done

  • Thanks very much, Joy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 2 years ago

    lovely, lovely, lovely

  • Thank you, Linda! I’m delighted that you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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

    You definitely achieved your goal.. Celeste..this really does appear as if those lace curtains are slightly blowing in a summer’s breeze but we still get a glimpse of what lies behind….so beautifully taken ….!!! Enjoy your week-end…it’s a long week-end here in Canada…can’t believe it is August…

  • Thank you, Katherine! I’m so glad you can feel the mood I was trying to convey. Enjoy your long weekend!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 2 years ago

    Oooh…this is really beautiful…so dreamy….

  • Thank you, Laurie! I wasn’t at all sure how this one would be received, and I’m quite happy that you and others like it.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 2 years ago

    Beautifully delicate and the lace effect is quite magical when viewed large . . .x

  • Thank you very much, Teresa! I’ve had the texture for a long time but never used it so prominently. It just seemed to work with these buds.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 2 years ago

    Simply beautiful!!!

  • Kristi, thanks very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • linmarie
  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasover 2 years ago

    Very nicely done, it is romantic and soft. I’ve always loved the color combination of lavender and light green. Beautifully edited shot, Celeste.

  • Chris, I appreciate your thoughtful comment and fave! I also love lavender and green together, as I find the combination both pleasing and calming.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • pauldana
    pauldanaover 2 years ago


  • Thank you, so glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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