Fractal ManipsFractal Manipulations - Deviantart has an entire fractal category devoted to them.More Like This
DA defines a fractal manipulation as: "Fractal artwork that is created in fractal software generating programs or other digital means that combines two or more fractals to make an image; also, fractal artwork that contains heavy post-work, editing or non-fractal elements."
It's a fractal that goes one extra step - there's something extra that makes it a manip - Below are a some extraordinary examples of the different types.
Adding real elements to enhance the scene
Adding a real element is a technique that gives the viewer a non-fractal element to visually latch on to. It instantly grounds the image in the familiar and usually gives us, the viewer, a sense of scale. We can relate to the image - it isn't just a cool, geometric pattern or abstract, it contains a recognizable element.