Botanical Photography :: Elephant Ears

I discovered my love of gardening and plants a few years ago when I moved into a house for the first time. Plants are fascinating. And if you look hard enough even a garden that isn’t well-tended can provide never-ending photography opportunities (especially if you have a macro lens and can work really close to your subjects). Luckily my mom’s garden is very well taken care of and her recent acquisition of two elephant ears has provided me with some interesting new photography victims!

I took the six photos above of two different elephant ear plants.  The two long, horizontal images at the top and bottom are of an Alocasia Odora. The other four images are of a Black Magic Elephant Ear (which looks amazingly yellow-ish/green-ish when the sun is shining right through it and a nice, soft, purple-ish color otherwise).