Category:  Nature Photography | Posted: February 11, 2018

Scilla Peruviana

Shades of Grey

by Malmax

Flower(s) in Black and White Contest Entry 
I will have to post this in full color after the contest is over because it is one of the most beautiful and intricate flowers I have had the pleasure to grow. The Scilla peruviana is a herbaceous perennial that is a spring blooming bulb. Similar to a hyacinth, the flowers last only for awhile and not into the summer months. The leaves in this plant resemble an that of an iris but but are much smaller. The flower arises from a central long stem and has many (over 100) smaller flowers that radiate from its center. What I find beautiful are its magnificent colors. The center of each small flower is a deep navy blue fading out to purple and almost lavender like petals. The tiny anthers are a bright yellow which really makes this a real beauty to see. Hope you also enjoy the black and white version as I thought all the various colors would give it the many shades of grey.


Post Type Mixed Media Photography Mixed Media Some
Converted to Black and white,
minor light adjustments, applied strong vignette
to eliminate distractions in background.
Slightly softened.


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