Macro Flowers At Swan Lake Iris Gardens In Sumter, SC: Part 2

Swan Lake Iris Gardens: Part 2

Part 2 is a continuation of the Swan Lake Iris Gardens blog posts.  To see works from or read The Artist’s Story for Part 1, click here.

 

 

Macro abstract Zinnia at Swan Lake Iris Gardens in Sumter, South Carolina
Sugar

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I loved the soft rolls and arcs in my Sugar piece.  Of course, I was attracted by the lovely colors (they have a candy-like sweetness), but the abstract design I discovered at two times life-size was more than enough to ensure that this subject would be captured.  I also liked the pink flames randomly scattered among the tubes in the very center of the flower.  The high level of detail allows individual hairs and pieces of pollen to be seen.

 

 

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Macro flower at Swan Lake Iris Gardens in Sumter, South Carolina
Party Colors

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The flower in Party Colors wasn’t exactly in the Butterfly Garden.  There was a small section along the bathrooms that are near the Butterfly Garden that was full of these beauties, and their pinks, purples, reds, and yellows called me over to them.  In fact, there were no other flowers that colorful in any of the other gardens.  I loved the color scheme and how the pinks/purples change to reds/oranges.  I also loved the nice little water drop at the tip of the disc floret.  The high level of detail allows surface texture and individual hairs to be seen.

 

 

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Author: Steven Dillon

Discover behind-the-scenes details, aesthetic decisions, artistic visions, and compositional choices for my pieces in The Artist’s Story posts.

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