Texture Gallery: Nature, Flowers, Plants
These photos have been created by Smashing Magazine readeres in our Smashing Texture Contest1. What can you do with them? You can use all textures for both private and commercial projects for free, without any restrictions whatsoever. However, you are not allowed to offer these files for download; please respect the interestes of over 300 participants of our contest. Please also consider the license information attached to the .zip-archives you download from our server. When it comes to usage of textures, different photographers may have different opinions and intentions.
Some .zip-archives also contain further images of the same photographer. The file size of .zip-archives is between 1 and 15 Mb (depending on image resolution) which makes over 700 Mb space storage. This is also a reason why we have decided to not offer all textures in one single archive. It is very likely that due to huge amount of data and manual work some links contain errors — please inform us2 about them. And sorry for inconvenience.
Yellow corn. Shot for Smashing Magazine Textures Contest on an old Canon Powershot SD400 point-and-shoot.
Macro of a dandelion. The shot was taken with Canon EOS 400D / Canon EF-S18-55mm.
This is a macro photo of a leaf, backlit with the sun. This was a leaf of a raspberry plant. The veins of the leaf make for a really cool texture.
Sheets of garden.
Photos of banana leaves taken in Guadeloupe
Photo of a young banana leaf taken in Martinique
Detail of a banana leaf with sun ray behind
Macro of a mushroom
This texture is a shot of Armenian lavash: a kind of bread.
Palms, trees and flower in San Anton Garden, Attard, Malta.
picture of spiked punch, blue berries and strawberries
The neck with collar of a Malenois Shepherd.
Malamute dog fur.
Close-up shot of one of my kitties.
very close picture of my dog (chowchow) taken with a canon powershot A620
Images are simple fur, made with my friends camera.
Kristen Leigh Turner
Close-up of elephant skin taken at the Philadelphia zoo.
These are hypermacro-shots; which brings out the the silkiness feathers are known for.
The used feathers are piled together and have all kinds of colours.
This was taken at a bird preserve in Port Aransas TX, where the water is brackish, shallow and an interesting algae grows.
I don’t know the name of this plant, but it has long green leafs with yellow stripes.
Joaquín Brenner Léniz
This a wall I found on my way home from school, I just liked
how the little stones make the wall look so different when
you look at it from different angles.
macro of a blue flower, back view
Pineapple, take with Nikon D40
This picture of wild strawberry leaf was taken with my WZ8080 olympus, at home, with tripod.
This is the texture of a leaf at the micro level. Picture is taken with Canon s5Is.
Macarena San Martín
In a trip to the port of Valparaiso, Chile, I went to one of the fruit markets and the colour and texture of this artichokes just captivated me…
close up of a dandelion
It’s a picture of a kind of zucchini (Pumpkins) which grew in Macedonia and are used for decoration (not edible).
Sun-flower kernels salted and roasted without oil….
Farmers market in Vancouver, BC.
Photo taken at the Boqueria Market in Barcelona
This image is a macro shot of a leaf in autumn.
This texture its a little blue basket where my mom keeps some flowers and I thought it would be a cool texture… and it did.
Macarena San Martín
In a trip to the port of Valparaiso, Chile, I went to one of the markets and found this stand that sold snails, alive, moving and showing their horns out in the sun.’
Taken with my Fujifilm Finepix V10 on May 28th, 2007 – almost a year ago.
The texture is from the the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park,
Wyoming, USA. The vivid orange colors are made by carotenoid molecules, produced
by huge mats of algae and bacteria.
False morel head
A bundle of hay, suitable for web use. I know I looked
everywhere for a decent hay texture for use as a background,
and ended up just making it myself.
Roham M. Sheikholeslami
Fresh carrots in a grocery store.
Joaquín Brenner Léniz
Just a small pile of leaves with similar colors I liked.
Giovanni Gonzalez Torres
Gras plants in winter.
Is a bouquet of mint in the garden.
weed – they grow in my "garden"
Jose Ma. G. Perez
Some chlorophyll in your system won’t hurt.
Back of Leaf
A tortoise shell.
Two of the textures are detailed clouds made with a 70-200 Lens+Polarizer.
I also enhanced them a little bit with Photoshop Raw Editing
Closer look at Zebra stripes.
Leaves drenched in the rain.
Shot was taken in the garden.
Moss growing in my garden lit by the spring evening sun…
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sunny grass in Poland
This one is going to be big. Smashing Magazine’s readers have created a quite smashing texture gallery:
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- Metal, Rust, Industrial75
- Nature, Flowers, Plants76
- Water, Ice, Drops, Liquids77
- Sand, Earth78
- Fire, Ashes82
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