Saturday, February 21, 2009

246 - Purple

I don't know what these are called, but they survive the winter cold and the spring storms, but die off in the summer heat.  If you pull one of the little purple tubes out and touch it to your tongue, you get to taste the tiny bit of honey sweet nectar that it stores inside.  I remember doing that as a child, plucking every other one to get that miniscule drop.  (You have to leave some, or there won't be any the next year!)
I treated this photo with the Paint Daub filter, then Posterize.  (I thought it was time to play around a little!)

9 comments:

  1. It's always fun to play with photoshop. Very colorful flower.

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  2. So delicate and pretty! Love the color!

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  3. What a fantastic photo. I love the photo-editing!

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  4. You greedy little pollinator you.

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  5. Your playing paid off - this is stunning! Very nice work!

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  6. Beautiful flower. I like the added effects. Sometimes we just have to play!!

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  7. Beautiful and I love the treatment, as well!

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  8. beautiful shot I love how the purple really does pop out! nice job

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