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6/25/11 – Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT Group.
6/27/11 – Featured in the COLOR ME A RAINBOW Group.

This started out as a photo of a yellow weed that I found near the railroad tracks. I started out by fixing the contrast, which brought out the blues in the background. I used the Nik Glamor Glow filter to soften the image, Redfield Plasteroid for texturing and Flaming Pear Lacquer to bring out the colored edges.

Original photo taken May 30, 2011 with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera. Alterations were made in Photoshop CS. This image was inspired by the song of the same name.

These flowers are Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia).

In many areas leafy spurge is classified as a noxious weed. The acrid, milky juice (latex) can inflame and blister sensitive skin. If the plants are eaten, they cause vomiting, and in quantity they can prove fatal. Even honey made from the nectar from some spurges is mildly poisonous. Sheep are able to eat leafy spurge, so they are being used in biological control programs. [from Montana Plant Life]

The original photo, which looks washed out, is shown below:


  • michellerena
    michellerenaover 3 years ago

    Fantastic work

  • Thank you very much!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    This is very cool. I love the way it seems to glow now.

  • Thanks, Bunny!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago

    awesome work Kathleen! :D

  • Thanks, Jackie! This is the one I was working on while talking on the phone with you.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Christine Lake
    Christine Lakeover 3 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant.

  • Thank you, Christine!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    wonderful work!

  • Thank you, Charmiene!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What a marvellous work, Kathleen! A beautifully abstract result!

  • Thank you, Mike!

    – rocamiadesign

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 3 years ago

    Fantastic treatment and colours.

  • Thank you, Josette! I’m having fun learning.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Tania1403
    Tania1403over 3 years ago

    How beautiful is this, you have done an amazing job at the editing :-)

  • Thank you, Tania!

    – rocamiadesign

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!!

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

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