Macro Flower At Hopeland Gardens In Aiken, SC



Macro flower center at Hopeland Gardens in Aiken, South Carolina

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On my way through Hopeland Gardens, I noticed some nice colors just outside the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall and Museum. < >  So, I wandered over there to investigate and discovered plenty of flowers that had been planted since my last outing.  I searched through most of them before deciding to work the flower in my Encircled piece.  I placed the center of the flower in the frame where the left most one third line (using the rule of thirds) cuts right through the middle of it.  I love that there is a row of open florets going around the outside of the center and the high level of detail.  Tiny hairs (both coming off the center of the flower and on the petals) as well as dew drops can be seen.



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