12 Apr 12. With reference to yesterday's submission, those of you with a medical background, be it ever so remote, might have seen something remotely anatomical in the image. To my eye there was a great resemblance to the interior of a heart, or, even most remotely, the lungs. That may seem like a bit of a stretch, but if so, and you have access to the image, look again. The image was obviously manipulated a bit, and I did it using my favorite plugin, Fractalius. The author of this program claims that the software pulls out the fractals found in all images, and while that may seem like an odd comment, here is a page of some more commonly observed fractal material, of which some may be very familiar. It doesn't take long to begin to see fractal components if you spend some time observing. And of course observation is what makes the world of photography both enjoyable to the viewer and fun for the photographer. I've taken a very common subject for today's submission, in this case a grouping of three crocus, made it the best that I could, - jump out now and look at it and then return to this babble - and then made a potentially subtle alteration but one which is in reality quite drastic - did you catch it? - to significantly improve on the original, which was all right on its own. If you didn't figure out what I did it was very successful, and even if you did, it still should not have distracted from the photo. The alteration was to convert the image to an oil painting and then remove the paint from the blossoms, leaving the painterly effect on everything else. It gives some depth to the image as well as a little additional character. Now look again, and, if you do so critically enough, you may begin to identify the beginning of a fractal or two. ISO 200; 1/400 sec @ f / 7.1.