Fholiage ~

Leaf with holes

Leaf with holes

That isn’t a typo, it’s a dreadful pun. This photo was taken many years ago at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Sophia Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield. Canon PowerShot S40.

Plumage ~

Plumage

Plumage

Sometimes an unsharp photo can be turned into an interesting abstract with the help of a digital filter—in this case, a watercolor filter—tight cropping, and some color manipulation. The original photo is a small detail of the plumage of an unidentified bird at the Denver Zoo.

Heart on fire ~

Closeup crop of ice sculpture

Closeup crop of ice sculpture

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so here’s a crazy-tight crop of an ice sculpture featured at Loveland, Colorado’s Fire and Ice Festival. The resolution is terrible, but I love the colors. iPhone photograph.