dragonfly on purple

dragonfly on purple, originally uploaded by newmexicomtngirl.

A little picture I added to my flickr site so I could post it to a contest over on The Pioneer Woman’s blog where she is having a contest/assignment about bugs. Her site is so wonderful and funny and full of great info about life on a farm, as she puts it “one calf nut at a time”. she has a wonderful photography section where she shows you tricks using Photoshop Elements even, as well as the larger version of Photoshop. That’s where l learned about the filter>render>lighting effects I used here.

I also uploaded this image to my Red Bubble account if you would like to purchase one


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12 Responses to “dragonfly on purple”

  1. burstmode Says:

    I love how you did this, especially the vignette around the dragonfly.


  2. CheyAnne Sexton Says:

    Burstmode check out the links I provided, she has all kinds of tutorials for us. thanks for the visit and I loved your lily shots


  3. absurdoldbird Says:

    It looks like it’s using a drinking straw on a rather exotic drink!


  4. CheyAnne Sexton Says:

    thank you absurdoldbird what a lovely way to look at it


  5. lesliepaints Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous photo! I love the color in this and the intricate subject. Thank-you!


  6. CheyAnne Sexton Says:

    no, no Thank you Leslie. It was a fun photoshoot


  7. cathy Says:

    some photos and wonderful paintings. Thanks for visiting my blog and now I can enjoy yours!
    Your flower paintings are right up my alley… so to speak:)

    MY mom grew up in New Mexico, in Santa Rosa. Her family were homesteaders and lived in the mesas. Really just beautiful.

    I look forward to more paintings


  8. CheyAnne Sexton Says:

    right on Cathy, I’ve never been to Santa Rosa , but my father commented on how pretty that area is and I know this part of New Mexico is just beautiful


  9. laura Says:

    Hi CheyAnne. This photograph is amazing–I can’t imagine how one can capture a split second like that … And the colors are beautiful.
    I was in NM once, for the first time, a couple of years ago–can’t wait to go back!
    And thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.


  10. sarah5955 Says:

    Wowzer…this is incredible! Kudos for capturing a moment in time so well. Beautiful!


  11. suzanne Says:

    Sorry that last comment as Sarah was from me. Signed in as a client! Beautiful work throughout your blog!!!! Thank you for the kind comments over at my site!


  12. Kristin Says:

    Note to self…must FINALLY get Photoshop. Gorgeous pic!


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