A Leaf Becomes a Star

The photo was taken on July 12, 2014 at 6:37 AM
The location was in the lobby of a very exclusive hotel in Washington DC that maintains a wonderful set of flower arrangements on a large table in a rotunda like setting as one enters.
The "Take It!" came from seeing this highly unusual feature of just one leaf placed in the end of a bamboo pole that had a barely visible water feeding devise placed in the end of the pole in which the stalk of this leave was placed.  The leaf soared above the table and seemed to call for one to look at it.  I was fascinated with this display of imagination. I was on my way out the door when I decided to go back and see if it could be photographed in a manner that would do it some justice. After several takes I think this gives some sense of how eye catching it was.
The After Take: I have shown this to numerous people who all thought it was eye catching. They liked the color contrast with the ceiling and how unusual it was for someone to have thought of this means of presentation.  
I have had prints made of this photo and placed one in a note card frame.  It is striking and I believe will be eye candy to who ever is a recipient.
I have other pictures of leaves by themselves that while not quite as spectacular as this - are very pleasing to the eye.
Wishing you a grand day.



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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Sally (Saturday, 01 July 2023 15:46)

    I can't help but imagine this growing in a time lapse video.

  • #2

    Jim (Saturday, 01 July 2023 15:47)

    This looks like its straight out of one of those Planet Earth or Our Planet episodes. I can hear David Attenborough talking about the plant reaching up to the sun for energy.

  • #3

    GpaJake (Saturday, 01 July 2023 15:49)

    That leaf is from a plant called Shell Ginger. We have one of these at our house.

  • #4

    xXRodriguezXx (Saturday, 01 July 2023 15:49)

    I love plants with leaves like these. The different shades of green and yellow are beautiful.

  • #5

    Gabe (Saturday, 01 July 2023 15:51)

    My mind is playing tricks on me I remember seeing this one but I checked the original and hadnt left a comment So now I dont know if I saw this exact photo or am remembering a leaf that looks like it from somewhere else/

  • #6

    SF1967 (Saturday, 01 July 2023 15:55)

    Seeing pictures like these makes me think I need more plants around the house lol.