Going back to some of my macro work from earlier this month. This is what a hydrangea flower looks like after Summer has passed. Unlike many other flowers, these blooms stay on the stem and form a natural dried arrangement. You can see these in lacy balls on the plants for a long time into the winter. If there isn’t any substantial wind, rain or snow to knock them down, they will look like this until spring.
I love looking at the intricate patters that are left by the veins after the surface of the petal has worn away. Another one of the places where decay can be beautiful.
Spent Hydrangea bloom
180 Bulloch Avenue
Roswell, Gerogia, USA
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 – 1/30 sec – ISO 100