Botanical 2


New blossoms are emerging every day on my Sempervivum calcareum. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


A group of blooming Cobwebs (Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cobweb’). I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


A broad selection of vitally growing Succulents in my rock bed. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


Close-up of a blooming Chihuahua (Tacitus bellus). I applied a few filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


Close-up of the tiny flower buds of a Broadleaf Stonecrop (Sedum spathulifolium). I applied a few Topaz filters to achieve a painterly effect.


Close-up of a blooming Broadleaf Stonecrop (Sedum spathulifolium). I applied a combination of Topaz filters to create a special effect.


Some blooming Hollyhocks (Alcea Rosea) captured in my backyard. I applied a combination of Topaz filters to create a special effect.


Close-up of a very small Sunflower. I applied a couple of filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


An impressive Mini Sunflower captured in my backyard. I applied a few filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


A Sunflower hybrid captured in my backyard. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a special effect.


Close-up of a huge ‘Beauty of Livermere’ (Papaver orientale). I applied a couple of filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


A group of huge Oriental Poppies in full bloom. I applied a couple of filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a special effect.


Close-up of a huge Oriental Poppy just about to open up. I applied some Topaz filters to achieve a painterly effect.


Close-up of a huge Oriental Poppy just about to open up. I applied some Topaz filters to achieve a painterly effect.


Two huge Oriental Poppy buds about to open up. I applied a couple of Topaz filters to achieve a painterly effect.


A pair of white Poppies with ultra-thin petals. I applied a couple of Topaz filters to achieve a painterly effect.


A Californian Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) glowing in the evening light. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


Vigorously blooming Poppies captured in my backyard. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a special effect.


Macro shot of a white Poppy taken in the early morning light. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a special effect.


Close-up of a withered Columbine. I applied a few filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


Withering Aquilegia leaves. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a glowing effect.


Withering Aquilegia leaves. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a glowing effect.


Withering Aquilegia leaves. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a glowing effect.


A withering Aquilegia leaf. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a glowing effect.


I never seem to get tired of shooting these fascinating little beauties. I applied a few Topaz filters to achieve a painterly effect.


Close-up of a peach-coloured Columbine captured in the warm evening light. I applied some Topaz filters to achieve a painterly effect.


A beautiful light-coloured Aquilegia basking in the last sun rays of the day. I applied a combination of filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a special effect.


Close-up of a blooming Columbine captured in my backyard. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly and surrealistic effect.


The first Columbines (Aquilegia vulgaris) have just started to shoot. I applied some Topaz filters to achieve a painterly effect.


Close-up of a beautiful Cosmos Flower captured in poor lighting. I applied a couple of filters from Topaz Studio to touch-up colours and clarity.


Blooming Rose Mallows (Lavatera trimestris) captured in my backyard. I applied a few Topaz filters to achieve a special effect.


Close-up of a blooming Blue Clips (Campanula carpatica) captured on a rainy day. I applied a few Topaz filters to achieve a painterly effect.


A blooming Foxglove captured in the early morning light.
I applied a few filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


Wild Lupins bathing in the evening light. I applied a couple of Topaz filters to give it a painterly look.


Close-up of a Borage or Starflower (Borago officinalis). I applied some Topaz filters to achieve a painterly effect.


A backlit Borage or Starflower (Borago officinalis). I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


A blooming Honesty (Lunaria annua) captured in my backyard. I combined several filters from Topaz Studio to create a psychedelic effect.


Close-up of a Japanese Anemone (Anemone japonica) captured in my backyard. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


A blooming Japanese Anemone (Anemone japonica) captured in my backyard. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


Windflowers or Japanese Anemones (Anemone hupehensis). I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


Blooming Blueweed, also known as Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare). I applied a couple of Topaz filters to improve the clarity.


A Moroccan Toadflax (Linaria maroccana) captured in my backyard. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


Close-up of a seed capsule belonging to a Persian Jewel Nigella damascena. I applied a few filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a special effect.


Macro shot of a prickly little seed pod from an unknown Thistle. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


The characteristic shape of a mature female Hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


The characteristic shape of a sprouting Hemp plant (Cannabis sativa), in tungsten colour space.


Some Goldenrods (Solidago virgaurea) gently swaying in the light breeze. I applied a few filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a special effect.


A budding Larch twig captured in the morning light. I applied a few filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


A close-up of a budding Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium). I applied a few filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


Close-up of a blooming Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium). I applied a couple of Topaz filters to improve clarity and colours.


Closeup of a solitary Crocus glowing in the twilight of the day. I applied a combination of filters from Topaz Studio to create a special effect.


A group of purple Crocuses blooming in my backyard. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


Winter Aconites (Eranthis hyemalis) are popping up everywhere these days. I applied a few Topaz filters to give it a painterly touch.


Experiment with slow shutter speed and manual focal zoom. Additionally, I applied a combination of Topaz filters to create a special effect.


Taken out my window on a rainy afternoon. I applied a few filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


Droplets hanging from the black berries of my Privet hedge. I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a painterly effect.


Close-up of a seeding Dandelion captured in my backyard. I applied a few Topaz filters to improve clarity and achieve a painterly effect.


Close-up of the seed pods of a Goat’s Beard (Tragopogon pratensis). I applied some filters from Topaz Studio to achieve a special effect.


A close-up shot of a budding Coral Carpet (Sedum album). I played a bit with the Colour Balance to achieve a dreamy, underwater effect.


A blooming Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) captured in a local park. Radial Blur added.


Found this solitary specimen in our local forest and applied a couple of Topaz filters to achieve a painterly effect.


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