Joanna Clegg

Jungle Blind

The Palm House, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, United Kingdom

Category Finalists 1 – Plant Portraits

I was attracted to these huge palm fronds by their graphic details, in particular the contrast between the gentle curve of the stiff leaf stalk and the highly linear nature of the leaf blades. I was also captivated by the pleats in the leaf blades, which provided variations in tone.

Fuji FinePix S5000, f/3.2. Clone stamp and heal tool used to eliminate dirt and dust on the leaves.