This is Photoshop art, created from the photo of a rose hip and seeds shown below. I photographed this rose core on a light box, surrounded by a light tent to provide diffuse, shadowless lighting.
In Photoshop, I used the LAB color techniques shown in The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing to generate the special color effects. Then I composited enlarged versions of the original image with itself, following steps shown in The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations, to come up with the final image.
Pretty far from what I shot, but kinda cool, huh?