Macro Transparent Lily Petals At Aiken County Historical Museum In Aiken, SC


Macro Lily with transparent petals at Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken, South Carolina

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I discovered the unique looking lily in my Translucent piece along the front edge of the big garden at the Aiken County Historical Museum.  I’ve never seen anything quite like this before, and it was on the same plant as other lilies that didn’t have this unusual property.  I don’t know if it was sick, lacking something, or just very special, but it had almost translucent petals.  These lilies weren’t very big and were low to the ground (which made getting into a good position from which to create a composition a bit challenging).  I liked the curves of the filaments and the designs created by what appears to be veins in the petals.  The anthers give the impression of being electrically charged and sending out bolts of energy like some type of Tesla machine.


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Author: Steven Dillon

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