Botanical Images

Oakleaf Hydrangea 7623s
Images of flowers don’t get enough respect unless you are Georgia O’Keefe, but to me flowers are perfect examples of nature’s flair for color and design.

I eschew straight, in-your-face images, prefer instead to use selective focus as well as creative lighting to make my images more “painterly,” which is to say, make them “mine.”

This is a photo of Hydrangea quercifolia, Oakleaf Hydrangea, a native variant of hydrangea that grows easily in cold climates. It’s one of the easiest hydrangeas to grow, the shrub growing to a small tree if allowed to. H. macrophylla, is the more familiar variant, what we often see at the florists forced to bloom early in the spring.

About orlando gustilo

Digital content producer, photographer, writer.
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