I've recently created an audio visual presentation on Vimeo entitled "Metamorphosis" which shows that adding texture layers to flower photographs can create results with an ethereal or painterly look. Adding textures to flowers can turn a straight record shot into a piece of artwork. It also allows you to hide distracting backgrounds or objects which draws the eye to the main subject.
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You will also find the video on the Audio Visual Presentations page of this blog.