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Stellaria

By chase
Greater Stitchwort Stellaria holostea grows in woods, roadside verges, hedgerows and grassy banks. Other common names include Wedding Cakes, Star-of-Bethlehem, Daddy's-shirt-buttons and Snapdragon. The name Stitchwort comes from using an infusion of the plant's leaves to treat stitch in the side.
This one grows in my garden.
I wanted the petals to almost fade into the bg,to put the emphasis on those gorgeous golden stamens.
Photographed in daylight ( in situ) faffed with in Photoshop.
Thank you for taking the time to look/comment.
Janet xx

Tags: White General Textures Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Layers Greater stitchwort Stellaria holostea

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Briwooly 10 452 5 England
21 May 2013 8:47PM
And some very nice faffing indeed Janet

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21 May 2013 8:49PM
A beauty, very delicate
iancrowson Plus
6 211 142 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 8:50PM
Very lovely.
Ian
marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 9:53PM
Simply lovely.
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
21 May 2013 10:53PM
Many thanks everyone.
Thank you for giving this a GEA Alan,much appreciated.
Janet xx
Irishkate Plus
5 33 94 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 11:11PM
The stamen are wonderful as is the stem. I think you've achieved your aim beautifully.
KateGrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
22 May 2013 5:15AM
Very well taken and processed !! A superb image Smile
boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
22 May 2013 9:28AM
Classic...
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
22 May 2013 10:20PM
Classy once again Janet..
Richsr Plus
9 90 220 England
23 May 2013 9:05AM
Congrats on the GEA Janet, well worked with the tones details in the subject and textures too
Regards Richard

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