For those of you that know me you know I won't do any more than I have to to get an image, so here is probably one of the longest jobs I've done working up an image in photoshop.
The finished image first.
Now how it looked straight from the camera, quite a huge difference, don't you think.
So I cropped it, lifted it from it's background and got rid of the stem, giving me this
Then I applied a massive curve change which caused the colours to shift dramatically but not to seem fake, obviously that cat is out of the bag now.
But unfortunately I felt this was too dark so I applied a small adjustment in levels giving us the finished image (again)
I hope this has been of interest, if so do let me know and I might show you another some time
Until then, be well and enjoy