The Dragonfly and the Flower by Linda Lees

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Belladonna lilies photographed in my garden. The image title is courtesy of my grandson, Tyson.

Winner Flower Works Challenge April 2011

Featured in Art Universe 3 June 2011
Featured in Photo Manipulators 4 April 2011

Canon EOS 1000D f4.6 1/60 ISO400 focal length 35mm

Golden Dragonfly by riviera2008 on DeviantArt

Image created using Photoshop CS5 using my own textures

Created by combining the pictures below

Blend mode: Luminosity

An Infrared Black and White Adjustment layer is the top layer

Creativity is what defines me.

The creativity of others inspires me.
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  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 3 years ago


  • Thank you Karen

    – Linda Lees

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 3 years ago


  • I appreciate you leaving a comment Yvonne, thanks

    – Linda Lees

  • Margherita Bientinesi
    Margherita Bie...over 3 years ago

    so beautiful! it looks like crystal! :)

  • That’s so nice of you to say Margherita, thank you

    – Linda Lees

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    Marvellous work, Linda! What a beautiful creation!

  • Thanks so much for your kind comment Mike.

    – Linda Lees

  • Tania1403
    Tania1403over 3 years ago

    Oh my goodness this is so well done, not too much not too little very beautiful! :-)

  • I’m glad you like it Tania!

    – Linda Lees

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 3 years ago

    Stunning work, Linda!

  • I’m so excited to be featured in the Photo Manipulators group, there are so many talented artists contributing to this group, to be featured is an honour, thank you.

    Thanks also for the favorite, Parmi.

    – Linda Lees

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 3 years ago

    Most welcome, Linda, it’s a brilliant piece. I thought hand drawn on first glance! :)

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

  • paula aguilera
    paula aguileraover 3 years ago


  • Thanks Paula, I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.

    – Linda Lees

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeover 3 years ago

    This is fantastic Linda! Pure magic, I don’t know what you’ve done but it is very effective and that dragonfly there too – well that’s a bonus!

  • Thanks for you kind words Cynthia. The flower was photographed inside in front of a gray board. The background of the pic is a combination of a bokeh layer, a watercolor layer and an image of wispy clouds in the sky and I used a Luminosity blend mode. The dragonfly came from DeviantArt. Then I turned the whole lot b&w infrared in Photoshop.

    – Linda Lees

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