Missouri Botanical Garden

Don’t know what plant this is but it has huge (approx. 24″x12″) dark colored leaves.  They are almost black under the right lighting conditions.



water lilies




canna lily


carpenter bee


I started with a large dark leaf so why not end with one?


Thank you for stopping by.


All photos taken with a Nikon D7100 and a Sigma 105mm macro lens.

7 thoughts on “Missouri Botanical Garden

    • Thank you Pete. Yes, the big one is quite something. They have several of them in two different spots in the garden and I always photograph them. These are my two best ones but I’m not that happy with them. We always go to the garden on sunny days and I’m thinking if I go on an overcast or cloudy day I might be able to capture both the intense darkness (not shown in these photos) and the detail.

      Liked by 1 person

Comments are always welcome.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.