17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Rising Protea

This is an early bloom of a pincushion protea, taken in Kula on Maui. I transformed the yellow bloom to a monochrome to shoe the intricate detail of the petals against a dark background for contrast.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: kula, United States Minor Outlying Islands
Camera: NIKON Z 7
Copyright: © Jeanna Thacker