Macro Tree Seeds At Hopeland Gardens In Aiken, SC

Seed Pods

 

Macro tree seeds at Hopeland Gardens in Aiken, South Carolina
Seed Pods

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Catching a glimpse of what looked like seeds on a tree in Hopeland Gardens, I decided to investigate a little closer.  I walked around the tree and checked high and low, but only a single cluster of the seeds was in a position that could be utilized and was aesthetically pleasing.  The rest of them were either partially or completely covered by leaves, hidden or obscured in some other way, had undesirable backgrounds, etc..  I liked their design, how they were hanging, the leaf behind them, and the background in my Seed Pods piece.  The sharp, pointed tips of the seeds are echoed in the middleground leaf by its serrated edge while the deflated seeds provide a calming tone between the two.  The high level of detail allows surface textures and individual hairs to be seen.

 

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Author: Steven Dillon

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