Nothing says Spring more then a tight rose bud with a Ladybug in residence to take care of aphids. Winter has hung on too long and I am dreaming of roses so much that I can smell them in the air. I love when the Ladybugs hatch out and go to the four corners of my garden looking for something to nibble on. I usually start out with aphids and their young and in a few weeks there are none to be seen.
Two layers of Painted Textures added to image by using Layers in Photoshop.
Oil Painting filter applied to image. Ladybug added as a composite image. Final image processed in Topaz Adjust 5.
Textures by Painted Textures.

3/24/13-Featured in the group Elegant Rose Cards
3/31/13-Featured in the group Artists Universe

I’m a 66 year old retired grandmother that loves photography. I love being out in nature and love lots of color, so Autumn is my favorite time of year.
Forests and forest light, waterfalls, flowers and insects are also some of my favorite subjects to photograph.

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  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusteralmost 2 years ago

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusteralmost 2 years ago

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely work x

  • Thanks Lissy for the great comment and fave! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 2 years ago


  • Thanks Rick for the great comment and fave! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 2 years ago

    a wonderful image, stunning,dawnx

  • Thanks very much Dawn! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakover 1 year ago

    This is lovely and so creative, Diane! Thanks for explaining how you made it!

  • Thanks Anita for the wonderful comment and fave, much appreciated! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • danita clark
    danita clarkover 1 year ago


  • Thanks danita for the great comment and fave! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • waxyfrog
    waxyfrogover 1 year ago

    Congratulations onyour feature. Well done

  • 3/24/13

    Featured in the group Elegant Rose Cards

    Thanks Waxyfrog for the wonderful feature and banner! I am very honored! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • MarianBendeth
    MarianBendethover 1 year ago

    Dreamy shot Diane!

  • Thanks very much Marian! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

    March 30th, 2013
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  • 3/31/13

    Featured in the group Artists Universe

    Thanks Mary for the honor of a feature and the great banner! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

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