Last night the 4th cactus bud started blooming with 2 more looking like they’re going to open tonight. With the bud being at the lowest level of the 6, I was able to get another angle from the previous photos I’ve taken. I didn’t feel like processing it as a “real” photo as it looks like something a bit alien emerging from the flower. I used Topaz Studio 2 to give it a bit more of a fantasy look.

Emergence
Emergence

Photo Info

  • Fujifilm XT-3
  • Lensbaby Velvet 56
  • Focal Length: 56mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Aperture: f/4
  • Shutter Speed: 1.5 seconds
  • Exposure Compensation: -0.67EV

Post Processing Info

JPG was styled in Topaz Studio 2

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