Daffodils At Hopeland Gardens In Aiken, SC

Hopeland Gardens Daffodils

Macro Daffodil at Hopeland Gardens in Aiken, South Carolina
Orange Splash

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I composed my Orange Splash piece to give the impression that the orange was flying up and out of the yellow.  As if the stamen and stigma had been thrust down in a way that forced the orange to shoot away from them and spray up into the air.  The soft, round edges of the orange cup have an almost liquid or viscous feel.  Since a high level of detail was captured, the surface texture on both the stigma and anthers can be seen along with contours on the corona’s rim.

 

 

Macro Daffodil at Hopeland Gardens in Aiken, South Carolina
Dollhouse Daffodil

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Though they both feature the same subject, Dollhouse Daffodil has decidedly different emotional content than Orange Splash.  It feels much more placid and doesn’t appear to have a trace of anything forceful.  Even though contours on the rim of the corona remain visible, it seems softer and less disturbed.  A high level of detail was captured here as well, which allows the surface texture on the stigma and anthers to be easily seen.

 

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