I was working on some flower photos yesterday in Photoshop when I remembered seeing an effect where an image was mirrored. On this post, the top image is the original and is a close up shot of one of my bearded irises I took last summer. All I did was copy the image then flip the copy and combine the two and I came up with a whole new species of flower. I have another one I'll post tomorrow that's even wilder than this one. Purists may think photographs should not be manipulated, especially in a nature blog like this one, but sometimes you have to let your creative juices flow and do something different and have some fun. This is obviously a digital manipulation and I'm not trying fool anyone into thinking otherwise.