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The very dark stems and buds of this pink dahlia look strange at dusk. They must be an extremely dark green. The flower itself, however, is very bright. It seems to glow in the twilight. Selective coloring adds to this effect. ☺

Canon EOS REBEL T1i, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm.
This image has been selectively colored onto a black and white background with added texture using Corel Paint Shop Pro.
Location: Harkness State Park in the town of Waterford, Connecticut (USA).
Season: Sept. 6th, late summer.
(2706 views on Aug. 9, 2014)

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  • Detlef Becher
    Detlef Becherabout 4 years ago

    Looks like an oil painting with the texture, beautifully done Jade!

  • Thanks, Detlef! ♥

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  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 4 years ago

  • You are so good to me!! ☺ Thanks! ♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • kkphoto1
    kkphoto1about 4 years ago


  • Thank you! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenabout 4 years ago

    Well done!!!

  • Thanks, Randy! ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much for this feature!! ☺♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 4 years ago

    Great work ..!!

  • Thank you, Vaggy! ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...about 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your beautiful image has been featured and you might like to consider entering it into the Selective colouring challenge Wish you a fantastic weekend, kind regards from Esther

  • Thank you so much, and I am entered in the challenge! I just voted. ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations!! You are a TOP TEN Winner of the Selective Coloring – Flowering Bulbs in the Flowering Bulbs group.

  • Thank you! I made this one just for you. ♥☺

    – SummerJade

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 4 years ago

  • ☺☺☺

    – SummerJade

  • wolfsong03
    wolfsong03about 4 years ago

    LOVE this one….!

  • This is photography edited into “art”, thanks!! ♥♥

    – SummerJade

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