This unidentified plant was photographed in the University of Tennessee gardens in the spring of 2014. Almost all of their plants are labeled, but if there was a label for this one, I didn’t find it. The colors in this image were not apparent at a casual glance making this a perfect example of why it is so valuable to the photographer to take the time to study nature in its most intimate details. I very nearly passed this image by, but something caused me to pause and in so doing I found this remarkable array of unexpected color.
The Work in Progress gallery is being used as a testing ground for my newest images. Oftentimes the novelty of a recent capture will overwhelm my ability to accurately judge the true merits of an image, so a little time and discipline is required to thoroughly vet an image before placing it in a permanent gallery. All new images will be placed in the Work in Progress gallery for a period of three to six months, at the end of which time they will either be placed in a permanent gallery or removed entirely. During the vetting period, the public will have the opportunity to comment and/or rate the images, perhaps swaying my final decision.
In any event, your comments, both pro and con, are most welcome.