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Red Lady of the Forest by Shadoweddancer Red Lady of the Forest by Shadoweddancer
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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:iconuakimov09:
UAkimov09 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Very nice and interesting ! Congrats You !
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Manndacity Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like velvet.  Beautiful. :)
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AlmightyPineapple Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Love the representation of the flowers they look like the ones from the horror movie The Ruins.


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wolfepaw Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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
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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   General Artist
It's beautiful :clap:
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Margot1942 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
It is a wonderful tweak from de natural flower. :D
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:iconinnac:
innac Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
:clap:
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:iconcoby01:
coby01 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
looks very nice :clap:
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:iconmunch12:
Munch12 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous :clap:
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Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks so much, I appreciate your kind comment. :heart:
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:iconmunch12:
Munch12 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome :D
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How very lovely, Cyd! :deviation: :iconflowerheartplz: Coco
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Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks so much sweetie, I'm glad you liked it. :iconfurryhuggleplz:
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:iconkayandjay100:
kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure, dear Cyd! :iconappleblossomplz: :hug: Coco
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karlajkitty Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning red flowers!
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:iconshadoweddancer:
Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you liked them. :hug:
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Fractamonium Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
You did this completely in Apophysis? I love it!
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:iconfractamonium:
Fractamonium Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
That's why, you could never have done it in Apophysis!
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:iconshadoweddancer:
Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks so much. I used Ultra Fractal to do this one.
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CopperColour Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
:wow: What excellent work. :clap: The imitation is wonderful. :)
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Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm glad that it came out realistic :heart:
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Wenxie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Very much like the real flower. I especially like the two butterflies. They look like they're glowing :)
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Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the kind comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the butterflies. I've been working hard to get more realistic with those too. :hug:
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wolfepaw Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an astounding piece of work, Cyd!! Gorgeous color and very realistic! Trillium came to mind when I saw this. Really wonderful, my friend!
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Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the kind words hon. I'm so glad you enjoyed the flowers. :hug:
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:iconjim373:
jim373 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautifully done!! :D :clap:
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:iconshadoweddancer:
Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks so much :heart:
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Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!!!
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:iconshadoweddancer:
Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks so much, I’m pleased that you enjoyed it. :dance:
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Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!!!
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful this Trillium color grew in the area I use to live in , in Ontario
Love them and excellent representation of them :winner:
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Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Aw, thanks Gigi. I love when I find these in the woods.
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconyoureverywelcomeplz::iconroxaskissplz::iconshadoweddancer::iconroxaskiss2plz::iconyoureverywelcomeplz:Me too
but won't see them for a while being in Alberta :(
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GraphicLia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Trillium was my impression! I've only seen grandiflorum at the edge of the woods behind my brother's house in the new, white color when it first blooms.
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Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks, I've seen it a couple of times while hiking. It's one of my favorite wildflowers.
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MeLinFrance Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Très beau ...j'aime la présence des papillons bleus.
:clap:
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Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you, I’m glad you liked it. :dance:
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:iconfraterchaos:
fraterchaos Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very lovely fractal and a wonderful representation of the flower!
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:iconshadoweddancer:
Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks so much, I’m pleased that you enjoyed it. :dance:
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:iconfraterchaos:
fraterchaos Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're always most welcome :)
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