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Paper Flowers vs. Floral Photography: Can You Figure Out Which Is Which?

With spring's arrival and the outside world starting to bloom, we have compiled a series that celebrates the season marked by beautiful flowers popping up out of the ground. However, here's the trick (because it's also April Fool's Day): some of these are photographs of real plants, and some are actually paper creations that just look incredibly lifelike. Art is rooted in the imitation of nature, as artists struggle to recreate the vivid experience of life within their work. Sometimes, these creative replicas get very close to the real thing. So close, in fact, that it can be difficult to tell them apart. Have a glance through this collection of illusionary plant life and see if you can tell the imitation from the real thing.

Above: PHOTO by Anna Marchuk

PAPER ART by Tiffanie Turner

PHOTO by Rosa y Dani

PHOTO by Sarah J Dow

PAPER ART by Susan Beech

PAPER ART by Livia Cetti

PHOTO by Shine Oa

PAPER ART by Lynn Dolan

PHOTO by Bob Archibald

PAPER ART by Kelsey Elam

PAPER ART by Margie Keates

PHOTO by Dale Cruse

PHOTO by Jon Shireman

PAPER ART by Jennifer Tran

PAPER ART by Dear Paperie

PHOTO by Lee Royal

PHOTO by Gideon Chilton

PAPER ART by Jennifer Tran

PHOTO by Sheila Sunda

PAPER ART by Kate Alarcn

PHOTO by mrhayata

PHOTO by Chris Beckett

PAPER ART by Tiffanie Turner

PHOTO by Flower's Lover

PHOTO by Gary

How many did you guess correctly?

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