(Please enlarge for detail.) These flowers are oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), a variety with delicate petals verging on translucence. I went for a lacy look in my texturing to complement the flowers’ fragile beauty. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/7.1, 1/125 sec, ISO 400, open shade, handheld) Textures are from Jerry Jones’ Shadowhouse Creations (Slightly Delicate-2) and Isabelle Lafrance Photography (Pollen, Stepping Stone).
RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (January 2014)
Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (September 2013)
Winner of December Mini Challenge, the Colours of Christmas in Flower Works group (December 2016)
Top 10 in “Mostly White” challenge in #1 Favorites group (February 2015)
Top 10 in “White, Cream, Beige in Nature" challenge in Monochrome in Color (June 2014)
Top 10 in “Prima Challenge #011” in Prima Challenges!! group (October 2013)
Winner of “White and Cream challenge” in Flower Works group (October 2013)