Cosmic Challenge: Patterns in Nature

I love Crotons with their vivid Rastafarian colours in leafy patterns – my camera hates them and basically refuses to focus – I think the patterns throw it off.

That didn’t stop me from taking a bunch of out-of-focus shots of the leaves and with this challenge I actually have a use for them.

These have all been put under the ‘Palette Knife’ filter in Photoshop.
Multi-coloured spotted Croton leaf Multi-coloured spotted Croton leaf Multi-coloured spotted Croton leaf Croton with dark leaf and cerise dots Multi-coloured spotted Croton leaf Here I tried combining two leaves to make a pattern that I thought I would like to print on fabric…Multi-coloured spotted Croton leafAnd another, again two leaves, almost in focus, combined to make a pattern.
Croton with dark leaf and cerise dots This is the most in-focus shot I have of a croton in case you’re wondering what they look like when they haven’t been put under the palette knife!
Leathery Croton leaves gaudy colours in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico More of Cosmic Challenge: Patterns in Nature.

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