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I started out with a springtime image of a water lily partly in sun, partly in shade, and then began playing with Topaz filters and textures. I took some guidance from a tutorial by Leslie Nicole on using textures with a black background (parts of my original background were black), intending to emphasize the greens of spring. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 215mm [430mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], f/8, 1/500 sec., ISO 200, filtered afternoon sun, handheld) Post-processing in Topaz Simplify (flower only, oil painting preset at 75% opacity); textures (Ciboulette5184 and Deco Verte) from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (November 2012)

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (August 2012)

Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Water Lilies” challenge in All Glorious Lilies (June 2013)

Co-winner (4-way tie!) of “St. Patrick’s Day Fun” challenge in All Glorious Lilies (March 2013)

Top 10 in “Something Different” challenge in All Glorious Lilies (October 2012)

Winner of “Friendly Challenge #11 – Water Lilies” in 3D – Daffodils, Dahlias & Dandelions group (September 2012)

Featured in All Glorious Lilies (18 September 2012)

Featured in THE GROUP (2 September 2012)

Featured in Blooms – All Seasons Flowers (30 August 2012)

Featured in Shadows & Reflections (30 August 2012)

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celeste m, celeste mookherjee, flora, flower, green, nymphaea, reflection, reflections, spring, textured, water lily, waterlily, white, yellow

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

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devinealmost 2 years ago

    I can’t hope to follow the processes that made this! It’s a lovely product of all that and a favourite for me. I think of shot shantung when I look at it.

  • The processes are there because some groups ask for them, and I know that some fellow artists also appreciate the information. If the image appeals to you, that’s more than enough to make me happy. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 2 years ago

    Love how the flower is lit up. Beautifully done.

  • Thank you so much, Joy! For a straight shot this had way too big a dynamic range, but using textures tamed the dynamic range.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Valerie, so glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 2 years ago

    Celeste ~ this is simply beautiful!!!

  • Thanks very much, Sharon! I really enjoyed experimenting with this one.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 2 years ago

    stunning work .. just love it

  • Thank you very much, Angel, I’m glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamalmost 2 years ago

    Amazing photoArt Celeste. The textures are intriguing in the sense that they keep me engaged, my eyes always drifting back to the soft, alluring light radiating from the bloom.

  • Thank you, Richard, for the thoughtful comment and fave!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoalmost 2 years ago

    Another fine works Celeste!

  • Thank you, Felix! I really appreciate your regular visits and comments.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    What a glorious capture.

  • Thank you very much, John!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Poplealmost 2 years ago

    This caught my eye and I could tell from the thumbnail it was yours . .. you have such style Celeste. Love the texture work and the light in that reflection is awesome . . .x

  • Thank you, Teresa! I appreciate the compliment very much, especially coming from you. I think we have a mutual admiration society happening here. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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