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Aeonium are evergreen succulents often of shrubby habit, with fleshy leaves in terminal rosettes on the shoots, and racemes or panicles of small, star-shaped flowers with numerous narrow petals.
‘Zwartkop’ is a succulent evergreen perennial of open habit, with rosettes of deep blackish-purple leaves, and large panicles of small, starry, bright yellow flowers in early spring.
Experimenting with colouring I found that the leaves took on a metallic appearance with some tones, by adding a little contrast tweak, and lowering the gamma levels the effect was complete.
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  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 1 year ago

    Love the treatment and beautiful colours Yampimon !

  • Thanks Mattie, me thinks I will be trying this technique on other images.

    – Yampimon

  • blumecreations
    blumecreationsover 1 year ago

    I love these succulents and have plenty of them in front of my house. It would be lovely if mine would glow sometimes like yours. Wonderful effect, the beautiful pattern and structure of this plant are even more evident in your photo.

  • Thank you Bettina, If only I could get the to grow with this colour and effect, I would be a rich man.

    – Yampimon

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    Incredible Yampi!! :)

  • Thanks Keith

    – Yampimon

  • owlspook
    owlspookover 1 year ago

    here you go capturing the light … what a beautiful glow! (big smile)

  • Thanks owlie, I’ve added glow to the title.

    – Yampimon

  • owlspook
    owlspookover 1 year ago

    (big smile)

  • Georgia Mizuleva
    Georgia Mizulevaover 1 year ago

    Fabulous image.

  • Thank you Georgia, I’m glad you like it

    – Yampimon

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