Macro Hosta Buds At Aiken County Historical Museum In Aiken, SC

Hosta Buds

Macro Hosta buds at Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken, South Carolina
Hosta Buds

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While exploring Hosta leaves at the Aiken County Historical Museum, I discovered several that had blooming flowers.  However, none of them satisfied my aesthetic eye like the group in my Hosta Buds piece.  Because I wanted to place as much as I could of those gorgeous greens in the frame, I worked the camera around until I found a perspective that let me utilize a hosta leaf for the background.  Equally (if not more) important was keeping the two buds from touching each other and providing them with their own space (which increased the challenge of finding the right angle).  I liked the rain drops and felt that they added a nice touch of additional visual interest.  I got lucky with them as a quickly moving shower had just recently passed through the area.  The high level of detail allows surface texture to be seen.


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Author: Steven Dillon

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