simplicity

I only had a few hours to shoot today, but the weather was agreeable enough… wonderful overcast skies with an intermittent breeze.  The delicate nature of these flowers might fool most people.  They belong to Colocasia esculenta and are attached to giant elephant ear shaped leaves spanning 2-3 feet across.  Even the slightest breeze today made the entire ensemble move.  So I patiently waited and took many frames over the course of about 30 minutes with this one composition.  I took others, but I’m attracted to the simplicity of this cluster hiding the white spadix visible from the other side.

I converted the image to black and white to further accentuate the forms as the flower color transitions from green to white.  But I thought you might like to see the color version for your own comparison.

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