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Red Lady of the Forest

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Ultra Fractal 5.04

I am a biologist by trade, and occasionally I set out to see how closely I can represent certain flowers in fractal form. I worked very hard on this piece, which has taken me numerous hours, partly because it took up so much memory that my laptop didn't save properly and I had to do part of it all over again. I guess that was serendipity, because I figured out how to do some masking better than I had originally.

This is meant to model the woodland wild flower Red Trillium erectum. I hope you enjoy my rendition as much as I enjoyed the challenge. This is what to actual flower looks like - [link]

ETA: I had the wrong species, and that has been corrected.


I would like to thank anyone who faves my work ahead of time. Your comments and favorites are very important to me, and I cherish them all :blowkiss:. I promise to try to respond to comments, but I can no longer keep up with individual thanks.


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WestOz64's avatar
Amazing work!!!
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UAkimov09's avatar
Very nice and interesting ! Congrats You !
Manndacity's avatar
Like velvet.  Beautiful. :)
AlmightyPineapple's avatar
Love the representation of the flowers they look like the ones from the horror movie The Ruins.


wolfepaw's avatar
Cyd, this is amazing!!  I think you nailed it - the coloring, the shape, the butterflies, and the wonderful background!  And it's perfect for the holiday season.  Absolutely beautiful work! 

And I too was a biologist (med researcher) for most of my life.  And, I understand you wanting to create fractal flowers closely resembling the real thing.  I worked on a magnolia in UF for awhile and this is the closest I've every gotten:
UF Magnolias 2 by wolfepaw
Lupsiberg's avatar
It's beautiful :clap:
Margot1942's avatar
It is a wonderful tweak from de natural flower. :D
coby01's avatar
looks very nice :clap:
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Shadoweddancer's avatar
Thanks so much, I appreciate your kind comment. :heart:
Munch12's avatar
Your welcome :D
kayandjay100's avatar
How very lovely, Cyd! :deviation: :iconflowerheartplz: Coco
Shadoweddancer's avatar
Thanks so much sweetie, I'm glad you liked it. :iconfurryhuggleplz:
kayandjay100's avatar
My pleasure, dear Cyd! :iconappleblossomplz: :hug: Coco
karlajkitty's avatar
Stunning red flowers!
Shadoweddancer's avatar
Thanks, I'm glad you liked them. :hug:
Fractamonium's avatar
You did this completely in Apophysis? I love it!
Fractamonium's avatar
That's why, you could never have done it in Apophysis!
Shadoweddancer's avatar
Thanks so much. I used Ultra Fractal to do this one.
CopperColour's avatar
:wow: What excellent work. :clap: The imitation is wonderful. :)
Shadoweddancer's avatar
Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm glad that it came out realistic :heart:
Wenxie's avatar
Wow! Very much like the real flower. I especially like the two butterflies. They look like they're glowing :)
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