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20 Nov 14. Our daughter Jennifer has a couple of flowering maple trees that sit on her front steps. As they don't do well in really cold weather, and we've had a few days in the 20s of late, she talked her mom into bringing them over here and storing them inside with all our other "patsy" plants. It was a bit of a chore to get them here as they were both a bit too tall for our vehicles and way too heavy. But we managed to do it without any damage and they now adorn portions of the main living area. When we picked them up they were basically green plants with a hint of potential flowers on one of the plants. After a few days inside those potential flowers became the real thing, with the plant fully adorned in red bells with yellow clappers. That was too tempting, so I moved the plant into a good natural light setting and took several frames, well, more like the equivalent of a 36 exp roll. Beautiful as they are in their own right, they also begged for me to try something 'special" read creative, and so I did. This is pretty much a one click conversion using a plug-in called Impression. So here you have my "impression" of a red flowering maple flower. Nikon D300s; 105mm Macro; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/3 sec @ f / 4 on a tripod.