My apple tree

Posted by Magrat (Nordhausen, Germany) on 20 April 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Last year I bought a little apple tree for my balkony.
It's growing in a huge bucket and I discovered these very-first blossoms some days ago - captured them instantly with my Canon EOS 1000D by using my Marumi Achromat 5+ close-up lens (an ancillary lens)... ah.. and yes, I did a teeny-weeny postprocessing here... ;)

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Elora from Genoa, Italy

very nice :) like the effect...is it watercolour??

20 Apr 2010 1:53pm

@Elora: Thanks, Elora... no, not watercolour... I just used duplicated layers, copied them into each other, applied a high-pass filter and a texture I made out of some of my "mossy castle wall"pictures... (Photoshop Elements 7)... I'm playing around, you know? Glad you like it! :)

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A image delicious Magrat! The power of the center in these small outbreaks among green leaves red! The blurring of the scene gives an air of mystery i warm. Excellent!

20 Apr 2010 3:38pm

@Fonts: Thank you so much, Adela... Using this lens without tripod or image stabilizer, just freehand, is always exciting. You never know how the result will be... but almost always you get soft colors, a wonderful smooth background and interesting light effects... ;)

Wenche from Oslo, Norway

Love it! Almost feel the soft texture that holds the little flower to be..... Lovely red. Ha, ha.....good you like my ducks....check tomorrow...the hubby is going to get it; no wonder he flew to his wife, for safety, comfort and a good nap! Have a lovely day, Magrat! xxx

20 Apr 2010 3:42pm

@Wenche: Thanks a lot, Wenche... :) I will drop by your today's picture the next hours...

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Very pretty, the bokeh is awesome but flowers.. does that mean you will get little apples?

20 Apr 2010 5:37pm

@Self-Indulgence: Yes...! That is.. I hope so.. ;) Would be the very first time for my baby apple tree... if it works, I'll show the baby apples, too! :))

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

beautiful))

20 Apr 2010 6:30pm

@kate: Thank you, Kate... :)

k@ from Paris, France

Seems we can eat it, now ! Want my piece of this apple-pie, too tasty it seems ! ;))

20 Apr 2010 7:20pm

@k@: I'll put a piece aside for you, my dear.. :)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wow! red explosion! hope the apples will have the same colours:)
Wonderful texture you used!
Grüsse! (and thanks for your comments earlier)

20 Apr 2010 8:45pm

@Thea: Thanks again, Thea.. I've got no clue, what colors the apples will have, now that I come to think about it... ;) Texture is made out of one of these mossy castle wall-pictures... I'm glad you like it! Greetins!

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Awesome colors...a picture of great beauty!

21 Apr 2010 6:32am

@Pavan Kaul: Thank you so much, Pavan... :)

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Wow- magical and promising....! It's doing great in the basket:-)

21 Apr 2010 11:03am

@Marleen: Thanks, Marleen.. :)

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

Magrat, you got yourself a close-up lens (filter)! I want one too. Interesting processing here. Have a great day!

21 Apr 2010 12:28pm

@Marion: Thanks, Marion... :) I once looked up the Amazon-link to show you what kind of lenses I used here:

Marumi Achromat Close-up lens

Marie from FRESNES, France

très belle lumière.

21 Apr 2010 4:04pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Guten Abend Magrat,
ja, es ist wunderschön und edel dargestellt. Die Leuchtkraft der Farben, im Vorder- und Hintergrund sind mehr als nur fantastisch. 5 Sterne ***** So, nun klicke ich in Ihr nächstes Bild. Klick....

21 Apr 2010 6:21pm

Canon EOS 1000D
1/250 second
F/7.1
ISO 400
200 mm

apple
blossom
plant
texture

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