Photo: Seeds of Inspiration - Svjetlana Tepavcevic
There are a number of things happening in this photo both in-camera and during the post-processing. First the depth-of-field in this shot is just shallow enough to have the front part of the pine cone in focus with the rest behind a certain point softly blurred.
The lighting for this shiny little puff-ball is also spot on. The angle is just right which creates a really nice shadow on the bottom.
The blue vignette effect was done in photoshop. Likely the original background was white and the photographer replaced the white background with this blue vignetted one.
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