Project 365 : Crop Circles

Despite the beautiful weather today, I found myself once again playing with my macro lens. The subject today was a circuit board extracted from an old XM Radio receiver. Specifically, this is the area on the circuit board where the little rubber buttons contact it to signal user selections. To me, this looked like a crop circle dropped in a field of green.

This image was made with my Canon 7D and Canon MP-E 65mm 1x-5x macro lens. I worked over the image in Photoshop CS4E, using the Bleach Bypass filter in Nik Color Efex Pro, with a touch of Nik Viveza thrown in for good measure. Realizing I forgot to whiten the whites, I bleached them in Lightroom using the Adjustment Brush.