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My son Ian is a pro at finding 4-leaf clovers. Either that or we live too close to a nuclear power plant. This piece was inspired by his special skill (see if you can spot any in the scene).

Rendered using Vue d'Esprit, represents my first crack at Vue's built-in DOF blur.

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Thank you Stevie! I try to do both and hope to present you with natural strangeness for many years to come!

Tue May 3, 2011 at 9:21 pm

"flowers, gardens"
You are such a talented young man. I love every one of your peices. Do you try to appeal to the young crowd or is your work what you like to draw? I ask because there are so many strange things in nature I would love to see something like that. Just a fan of your talent and user of your work....Sincerley

Tue May 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm

"This one makes me so happy!"
The colours! The flowers! So green! So peaceful and serene! Ooohhhh!!!

Fri September 3, 2010 at 7:53 am

"Four Leaf Clovers"
Yes, You DO live too close to the nuke plant! LoL!!

Sat August 28, 2010 at 8:37 am

"Four Leaf Clovers"
Dude I've been searching for one since I was as young as I can remember and I've yet to find ONE.(40+ years!!!)

Sat August 28, 2010 at 8:36 am

"Cloverscape for iPhone 4"
This is gorgeous! I would love a version for my iPhone 4.

Tue August 10, 2010 at 1:11 am

Need iPhone 4 version please...thx!

Sun August 8, 2010 at 5:34 pm

I would love an iPhone 4 version. My nickname at work is clover and they would love to see this as my wallpaper

Tue August 3, 2010 at 0:13 am

Any chance of an iPhone 4 version, please?

Fri July 2, 2010 at 8:58 pm

"This makes me smile!"

Mon April 19, 2010 at 12:35 am

"This makes me smile!"

Mon April 19, 2010 at 12:34 am

"Tilt Shift"
I've really enjoyed this image and was having trouble figuring out the depth of field (DOF). In my second semester taking a photography course I stumbled upon the concept of tilt-shift. That explains the very narrow DOF and selective focus.

I really love this image. If you combine HDR imaging and tilt-shifting I could easily see this outside today.

Thank you for your artwork.

Thu April 15, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Cloverscape is one of the most beautiful of your works that I have seen! I'm really taken with it and would love to order a print of it sometime (when I can afford it) to hang in my bedroom. Will you be adding it to your Zazzle gallery?

Tue April 13, 2010 at 12:06 am

They actually look like real flowers! Especially like the waa you've captured the sunlight on the flowers to the right.

Wed April 7, 2010 at 5:09 am

The colors are beautiful and the flowers sharp and clear, but the foreground is much too blurred.

Sun March 28, 2010 at 0:04 am

Josh M.
Very nice Ryan. It looks quite real with the exception of the depth of field impact on the foreground. It's a tad intense. Keep up the great work!

Sat March 27, 2010 at 12:42 am

Oh my God! Your work just keeps getting more and more amazing! This is my favorite so far this year. Thanks for making this one :D It so beautiful and looks so realistic!

Fri March 26, 2010 at 11:31 pm

"More out of this world wallpapers"
Not a fan of this one. I can get a wallpaper like this for free anywhere on the web. Make more 'out of this world' wallpapers. Thats why we love you!

Fri March 26, 2010 at 11:01 am

"This is "
Absolutely stunning... you're digital awesomeness is next to none I've ever seen for stills. Kudos.

Thu March 25, 2010 at 12:09 am

"RE: Variety"
extstgleft, Ryan does a variety of work. I'm sure we'll be getting new abstracts and space scenes in the future. Just got to be a little patient. ;)

Tue March 23, 2010 at 10:50 pm

"I love flowers."
And these are beautiful. Thanks, Ryan!

Tue March 23, 2010 at 10:18 pm

"Variety..." the spice of life!

Tue March 23, 2010 at 9:16 am

its nice, but a guy having this wallpaper up is questionable, especially at work!

Tue March 23, 2010 at 0:33 am

ok, where are the uber-abstracts und space scenes???

...nice flowers tho...if you're into that kinda thing.

Mon March 22, 2010 at 7:05 pm


Mon March 22, 2010 at 8:24 am

Love the detail. Like to see more planetscapes but this is a nice addition to my Nature desktop wallpapers

Sun March 21, 2010 at 0:03 am

"Love the detail!"
As always, Ryan's stunning attention to detail comes through in near photographic form! The individual petals on the clover flowers, and the minute details in the dianthus make you want to step into that field and breathe the fresh scents.

Fri March 19, 2010 at 6:07 pm

I am suitably impressed by the explosion of color in your last several renders! The winter blahs combined with your extremely BLUE wallpapers made a depressing combination; I had gone back to some old favorites to push away the blues (Flora, for example - still one of my all-time favorites).

Not a fan of the excessive DOF in the foreground, but am willing to accept artistic license :)

Thu March 18, 2010 at 3:31 am

Quite literally, that was my reaction when I saw this. Since there was no one to actually hear me, I thought I'd share with someone who might like to actually know. I really like this one.

Thu March 18, 2010 at 0:33 am

"Like it but I think the blur is overdone"
The blur in the background is fine, but I think you overdid it in the front and it does detract from an otherwise gorgeous piece of work. I still enjoy the wallpaper immensely in spite of it though, and it's really gotten me in the mood for spring. :)

Wed March 17, 2010 at 10:42 pm

"Wheres the info"
You used to include the tools used... is it somewhere else?

Wed March 17, 2010 at 10:16 pm

"Cloverscape Blury"
The new Cloverscape is too blury at the bottom. Looks distracting.

Wed March 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm

"In Full Bloom"
Don't know if you watch old threads but thought I'd mention here that the 3360x1050 of "In Full Bloom" is screwed up.

Wed March 17, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Jon H
"Very Nice"
Very realistic too! Bit too blurry for my taste, and a bit too feminine for my desktop. My desktop is currently set to the 2001 Lucky Charm wallpaper for St. Patty's day.

Wed March 17, 2010 at 7:00 am

"Simply stunning"
I need say nothing more than that this picture is the most photorealistic work in your catalog.

Tue March 16, 2010 at 7:59 pm

I, like everyone else here apparently, believe that the blur effect is a bit to heavy, but besides that, I think I noticed another little graphical flaw. Maybe it's just me, as I haven't seen anyone else comment on this, but it looks like the two pink flowers close to the center of the screen have pedals that pass through each other. It could just be the shadow, but it looks like the flowers are intersecting there. It's probably just me, but if not, just letting you know.

Keep up the good work,


Tue March 16, 2010 at 3:36 pm

"more love!"
I just put the dual-screen up on my monitors and love it even more! It's a little less blurry but still dream-like. Beautiful!

Tue March 16, 2010 at 10:51 am

"Love the new Multi - but the floating flower(s) are distracting"
I DL'd the 3840 x 1200 (dual 16:10) and I love the new DOF and the added tree, but the floating flowers are distracting.

There are two in this version, the two tallest ones. The one on the far left is very obvious (looks like its turning into a butterfly ;) ) and the far right is also floating (but lestt obviously).

Good work though, I love this one.

Tue March 16, 2010 at 9:36 am

"So beautiful!"
This is one of my floral favorites! (I also LOVE In Full Bloom) It is such a lovely representation of spring, I made it my laptop wallpaper and the background on my G1. P.S. Thank you for posting G1 resolutions by the way! So much better than the included phone backgrounds. I always get complements on my amazing DB wallpapers!

Mon March 15, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Wow, not sure how that one happened. I've uploaded a 3360 x 1050 file so it should be good to go now. Thanks for the heads up!

Mon March 15, 2010 at 8:56 pm

The dual 1680 is actually showing up as 5040x1050...

Mon March 15, 2010 at 7:54 pm

rev. sK
amazing work!! This just gets better and better

Mon March 15, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

Mon March 15, 2010 at 6:35 pm

"Floating Flower"
I saw this when downloading, too, and decided it was intentional, making the field of flowers just a little bit surreal and dreamy: you're leaning against an old tree in spring, drowsy with the warm sun and cool breeze, almost asleep with your eyes half open. And as you drift off, the flowerheads start floating off and turning into butterflies. :)

I love this one, Ryan. My Irish husband will love it, too.

Matt says, "there is flower on the duel screen version that dosen't have a complete stem, the flower is floating right above the end of the top of the stem, it is toward the left side and back."

Mon March 15, 2010 at 5:01 pm

"brightened up my day!"
I was in kind of a blah mood at work today...until I saw the latest and greatest from you, Ryan! I immediately put this up on my monitors. It puts a smile on my face! Thank you!!!

Mon March 15, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Mate,thats teriffic. Not only is it beautiful,its photographic in its detail.Ten out of ten from me!

Mon March 15, 2010 at 2:38 pm

there is flower on the duel screen version that dosen't have a complete stem, the flower is floating right above the end of the top of the stem, it is toward the left side and back. Awesome otherwise!! great job.

Mon March 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm

"Love the DOF..."
... but there's an odd artefact around some of the out-of-focus heads. Particularly the purples ones, and most especially the one at 12-o'clock

Mon March 15, 2010 at 11:33 am

"Love the DOF..."
... but there's an odd artefact around some of the out-of-focus heads. Particularly the purples ones, and most especially the one at 12-o'clock

Mon March 15, 2010 at 11:33 am

"RE: Broken Link"
Fixed. Thanks for the heads up!

Mon March 15, 2010 at 11:32 am

"Broken Link"
The link to the 2560 x 1024 (dual 5:4) is broken :(

Mon March 15, 2010 at 11:07 am

When I first put Cloverscape on my desktop I liked it but I felt a little dizzy because I didn't really know where to look. I felt like the image had no focus. Then I saw the butterfly. Now whenever I sit down at my computer it's the first place I look and everything makes sense. Perfect!

BTW I have no problem with the DOF and I like to think that dark spot in the background is a big old tree I could nap against : ).

Mon March 15, 2010 at 10:11 am

"Perfect. "
I feel as though I am looking directly at it, in person. Great seasonal images. thrilled.

Mon March 15, 2010 at 8:38 am

Hiding in plain sight...

Mon March 15, 2010 at 8:25 am

"@ Lee"
you got that right.

Mon March 15, 2010 at 8:23 am

Sometimes you look at these wallpapers and have to doubletake a bit to notice that it's not real...this (to me) looks just like a photo! the detail is amazing. You have well and truely outdone yourself this time...I thank you!

Mon March 15, 2010 at 7:04 am

"Not quite my cup of tea..."
...but I like it. Focus effect is nice. I'll be putting this up for St. Patricks. :)

Mon March 15, 2010 at 4:57 am

"Very Nice"
It's a very unusual zoom level for your work. I think it turned out really great.

I also like that you included some cornflowers...

Mon March 15, 2010 at 4:09 am

"Ah ha!"
This is beautiful. Reminded me of FFXIII for a moment. Nice job Ryan, keep'em up!

Sun March 14, 2010 at 11:54 pm

"4 leaf clover"
I believe it's dead center. Just in front of the gap between the pink flowers.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Phillip D
"this is perfection"
This is amazing image as something new you are doing; using depth of field feature (unless I overlooked your past images). Also, this render is so clear and photo realistic...guess what my desktop looks like now :)

Sun March 14, 2010 at 9:12 pm

"RE: Depth of Field Blur and Lucky Charms"
I was using Vue d'Esprit's built-in dof blur for the first time here and I agree that it looks different. I could probably play with the settings and do another render with less blur, but I'm happy with it as is and it looks like I am not alone.

This is a really busy scene without the blur and it also works to cover up a lot of places were the clovers intersect each other.

The first thing Ian did when he saw this picture was search for a four leaf clover. If there was one, I would feel wrong telling you where it was. ;)

Sun March 14, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Needs improvement. Either the background needs to be in focus along with the mid, or the close-up scene needs to be in focus with the mid. I'd prefer the close-up scene to be in focus with the mid scene. I also agree with a previous poster, where is a 4-leaf clover.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Lovely as always, but I definitely agree that it could use a bit less blur in the foreground. I definitely like the blurring, and I don't think it should be removed entirely, but a little less in the foreground could make it even nicer than it already is.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Raj Hardia
Wow... just wow! I've always loved flower walls. You've matured so much over the years, Ryan! Keep making such realistic & lovely backgrounds.

As others pointed, the odd bluriness and the difference in depth does take away much beauty from the picture and more so when you scale it to high resolutions like 2560x1600. For instance, the flowers in left mid-space are way too soft in comparison to right ones. Since they're all in line, the difference in depth should be subtle and less pronounced. But still a 9.75 from me rounding off to 10.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Not bad, but a little too much blur.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 6:37 pm

"I don't know how to rate this one"
The quality of this is excellent, but it's just not going to work as a wallpaper for me. Keep doing what you do and hopefully the next one will be more my taste.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 6:22 pm

That really does look like a photo. I saw the email and wondered why someone was sending me a pretty photo of flowers. It might be simpler than Highland Spring but it's no less impressive to me.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 5:54 pm

crisp and clean, I'm so ready for winter to be over. Would love to see a pickle jar version with different colored flowers!

Sun March 14, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Mark J.
"Nice DoF."
Very nice image. Hard to tell from a photo. Well done.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm

"Only one thing is missing..."
Where's the four-leaf clover?!?

Sun March 14, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Steve Poli
"A website owner"
I would love to see more of these kind of creations. Thank you. God bless.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 4:21 pm

"Cloverscape (2010)"
well.. someone is in a colorful mood... =D

lovely picture.. very flowerish... O.o

not my thing tho!

nice work Ryan! Keep it up!

Sun March 14, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Pretty, but the blurring in the foreground and background seems very odd for some reason..

Otherwise, very nice, one of your most photorealistic ever!

Sun March 14, 2010 at 4:03 pm

"A lovely picture"
I've been a lurker on here for over a year and a half, wishing for the day I could join. Well, this is the day. After see this picture, I couldn't wait any longer. It really is beautiful and will be going up on my screen.

The best part of becoming a member is that now instead of just looking at each new wallpaper, I can actually get them. I can't wait. Keep up the awesome work!

Sun March 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Great work as usual and I eagerly await the dualscreen.

But, I agree with others that the depth of field blur seem a little too aggressive in the foreground.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Jonathan L
Might I make a resolution request? :)

1600x900, if you would! :)

Sun March 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm

I think the color of the flowers (obviously meant to be the 'centerpiece' of the image) makes them stand out enough from the green clovers enough that the blur over accentuates them. But then again, if the blur was removed... the image might be too busy.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 1:31 pm

"Almost perfect"
This is definitely the most photorealistic image you've produced so far, but I do agree with Tim that the bokeh isn't quite right. Still an awesome image, though!

Sun March 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Nate F
Great image once again! I think that if you added some water droplets to make some morning dew it would be as good as or possibly better than your previous image (which btw is likely the best to date).

Sun March 14, 2010 at 1:20 pm

"Lovely Pop of Color"
Sure makes me want spring to hurry up and get here Ryan! But I can't take Highland Spring down, gosh I don't know if I'll ever tire of looking at it. ;) Thanks for the nod to St. Patrick, he's one of my heroes.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 1:19 pm

"Cloverscape (2010)"
The forefront of the image is too blurred. It looks like a real photo except that the out of focus portion looks disproportionately digital.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 12:19 am

"Great as a wallpaper"
This is lovely, and makes an excellent wallpaper. Very realistic!

Sun March 14, 2010 at 12:09 am

I absolutely love this render. The flowers look so realistic, and the butterfly is so cute. It really does help bring in Spring. Great job Ryan.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 11:11 am

Jeff K
"Very Nice"
Looks real! Love the little butterfly. However, those dont look like clover flowers.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 9:03 am

I mistook it for a picture! even if I'm not a fan of flowery images, I must say this one looks awesome.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 8:00 am

My favorite so far is Poseidon's Playground, but this is a lovely spring wallpaper. Excellent work yet again! Thanks so much for all you do!!

Sun March 14, 2010 at 7:32 am

"Another Excellent Piece of Artwork"
I especially like the depth of field that focuses your eye on the patch of pink flowers. It's almost like a photograph.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 6:58 am

"Not bad"
You have indeed raised the bar with Highland Spring, and I hope we see more wallpapers like that in the near future... even if they do take a long time to render.

Cloverscape though is pretty good too, back to the old standard. By no means perfect, but pleasing to look at all the same. Depth of field in my opinion is a bit to strong though.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 5:48 am

"Best Work"
Stunning, you have created some of your best work this year, well done it truely is amazing. Thank you

Sun March 14, 2010 at 4:17 am

"You're on fire"
Wow, the last several have been amazing, and this continues that streak. Great job!

Sun March 14, 2010 at 3:27 am

"Inspired by St. Patty's Day?"
Where's the beer?!

Sun March 14, 2010 at 1:52 am

"A nice update"
This is a nice update to your previous work. There is something about the texture of the clovers that just seems a little to fake to me, but other than that I love it.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 1:08 am

It almost looks like a photo, but your depth of focus seems a little off. For how much blur you have in the foreground and background, I'd expect a narrower depth than what you have. I think it's mostly the foreground that's throwing off the illusion.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 0:42 am

"Great Job"
I'm not much of a flower guy, but this render is absolutely breathtaking. Great job as always Ryan.

Sun March 14, 2010 at 0:27 am

"Yup - "
I have to agree - wow.

Sat March 13, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Terry B
Simpley stunning! Also didn't see this one coming! Can't wait for the triple render!!

Sat March 13, 2010 at 11:31 pm

I agree with Tim, but still - very pretty!

Sat March 13, 2010 at 11:23 pm

"Great.. but"
The bokeh effect seems kinda weird in both the foreground and background.

Sat March 13, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Close to photo Real! It looks great... Makes me ready for spring!

Sat March 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm

"Spring is almost here!"
I can't wait, and this image makes me feel much better.

Sat March 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm

This has to be one of the most life-like and photo-realistic to date. Simply stunning.

Sat March 13, 2010 at 10:44 pm

"Very impresive!"
almost like a real life picture.

Sat March 13, 2010 at 10:42 pm

"Very pretty"
Fantastic attention to detail, Ryan. One of your better, more intimate pictures. Does this mean that there might be more abstracts on the way? Your H20 weave leaps to mind as one of my favorites.

Sat March 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm

As others have said, it looks like a photo. Great job!

Sat March 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm

This is very beautiful, very detailed, and is just stunning! Looks like I'm looking right out of a window!

Sat March 13, 2010 at 10:15 pm

"Welcome Spring!"
very nice! didn't see this one coming. as usual, can't wait for the multi-screen render! :)

Sat March 13, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I LOVE this! Very intimate. Beautifully detailed. Did you create these plants yourself?

Sat March 13, 2010 at 10:09 pm

"Genuinely Impressive"
Loaded this one up and actually whistled. Naise!

Sat March 13, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Great job with this one, Ryan. Looks just like photo!

Sat March 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm

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