A yellow Indian Blanket wildflower (Gaillardia pulchella), AKA Firewheel, blooming among the more common multi-color blossoms dominated by red. Growing along FM 1864 in Callahan County near Scranton, Texas. In my belief creative photography only begins with the camera, and amateur photographers can learn from one another by sharing information: Shot with an Olympus E-M5 and Lumix G 20mm f/1.7; raw conversion in Phase One Capture One Pro 8.4 via Lightroom CC 2015; post processing in Photoshop CC 2015, on1 Perfect Effects Suite 9.5 (Dynamic Contrast applied selectively and Sunshine Glow used), Alien Skin Exposure for its very nice lumpy vignette and Topaz Adjust 5 for the two-color border. Topaz ReMask 4 also used with Photoshop to get rid of a bit of distracting highway sign. Shooting macros of wildflowers in this part of the country is often a challenge because of windy conditions this time of year.
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