First, the original that shows a lot of the colors in the garden (with a little saturation adjustment.) I love the pattern inside the bellflowers of the foxglove...I'm going to have to search for some beads that are inspired by that pattern. Let me know if you have any references of beads to honor this poisonous pretty! (I just googled to make sure I was calling it the right thing and found out it's a poisonous plant. I'm glad we didn't like any of them. haaaaaaaaaa)
And after a little Picnik play, here's a close-up of the focal set with lots of adustments. I love the energy of the color in this one!
And then there was a big bumble bee. I spent a good five minutes chasing it around the garden trying to get a decent shot without him moving. Curt was cracking up as I kneeled down to get a shot and the crazy thing flew right towards my camera and scared me backwards with a little scream. Too funny...no one was injured. :)
I went to town on this one and have lots of other versions...I honestly don't know which one I like best! The first one I spent a lot of time painting the background out into black and white...
Then, a little color changing magic...along with a few other filters to make this purple painterly version.
And then a little skinnier peachy version.
Okay, I think the last one is probably my favorite. It actually looks yummy to me...apparently it's time for a snack.