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Image captured with a Lumix DMC-TZ7 by myself. Created in Photoshop cs5, Topaz Adjust5 & Topaz Remask3, with blending, textures and lighting. Textures by French Kiss textures and overlay by myself.

Prunus Spinosa – Blackthorn or Sloe is a species of Prunus native to Europe, western Asia and locally in Northwest Africa. It is also locally naturalised in New Zealand and eastern North America. The species name ‘spinosa’ is a Latin term indicating the pointed or thorn like spur shoots characteristic of this species. The common name ‘blackthorn’ is due to the thorny nature of the shrub and it’s very dark bark. The word for the fruit ‘sloe’ comes from the Old English word ‘slah’, in the UK these are harvested in the autumn after the first frost and turned into a liqueur called Sloe Gin, very nice it is too!

I am a digital artist living in Swanage Dorset UK. I create fractal art using Apophysis and UltraFractal. I also create work in Photoshop Every so often I enjoy a bit of photography, but my passion is fractal art. The copyright of this image belongs to viennablue. The image may not be copied or shared in any form without the expressed permission of the artist known as viennablue (Jacqui Forster).

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Lovely work. Love the colors.

  • thank you Bunny :-)

    – viennablue

  • owlspook
    owlspookover 1 year ago

    very nice work! very lovely!

    as a side note sloe gin … yuck … (a little probably would have been ok but I was young and stupid and well … never again (grin)) …

  • thank you my dear owl, so nice to hear from you, hope you are well:-) ahh yes, sloe gin can have quite a kick to it, yet tastes so harmless, I make it with vodka, it can be very dangerous I am told! my sister loves my sloe liqueurs, she get a bottle every Christmas :-)

    – viennablue

  • owlspook
    owlspookover 1 year ago

    learned my lesson (grin)

    am doing fine .. life is good … so nice to hear from you too … I do keep an eye out for your work .. I may not always comment but I do check it out (big smile)

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