The picture that could never be, and its source

Challenge #58 in the variable subjects I series. Hosted by Lext123.
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Thanks to modern image editors it is possible to alter existing -, or even create complete new images that could never be captured as a single picture. Show me a composition split in two areas with on the left (or top) your source material and on the right (or bottom) the final result after processing. Voters should take every aspect into account: final result, difficulty, originality, artistic ability and composition layout. Have fun. See sample picture and my previous challenge: http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=5229
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Mother Nature
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First row from the left: the original photos, made using a led flashlight. Second row: some of the steps (mixed exposure, hdr tonemapped (for contrasts), picture of whole leaf. And on the right the final result, after an happy "hmm, what does this button do" incident.
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Submitted: Saturday, 2nd March, 2013 10:40 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 24th November, 2012
Focal length: 100 mm
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Aperture: F13
ISO: 100
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