This one took some time. This was shot at Butterfly World in Deerfield Beach, FL. I haven’t a clue to what type of plant is pictured. The original was foregrounded against an entanglement of vines and green leaves. I extracted, slowly, in PS CS4 and then put it against a gray wall. Then I had to make a casted shadow for it, something I’ve never done before. Making the shadow was actually easy, but without any technical art background, figuring out where to put it was just eye/guesswork.
On another note, I hit Lake Bistineau this evening. The lake has been drained so I was able to walk down to where the water once was and get some shots of some amazing cypress trees soaked with spanish moss.