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Hosta "Abiqua Drinking Gourd"

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 14 June 2018 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' was registered in 1989 by Dr. Charles Purtymun of Walden West Hostas in Oregon. The word, Abiqua, which Dr. Purtyman used for 24 other registered hosta cultivars, comes from Abiqua Creek, which flows through the central Cascades mountains. The remainder of the name, Drinking Gourd, is said to have been inspired when Dr. Purtymun saw a dog drinking water from one of the leaves after a rainstorm. The deeply cupped and twisted leaves of 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd' are a nearly round 11 in. by 11 in. They have a waxy bloom, are blue-green, and are heavily corrugated. The near white flowers are held just above the foliage. Named 2014 Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association, it grows slowly to 1.5 to 2 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide. It is reputed to have good slug resistance.

A black and white version of last Thursday's image.

Photo captured May 19, 2018.

NIKON D7000 1/60 second F/6.7 ISO 400 50 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine grayscale image.

14 Jun 2018 5:15am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful swirls and droplets in this excellent image.

14 Jun 2018 5:17am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Bravo , j'aime beaucoup tes effets de lumière
Bonne journée

14 Jun 2018 5:40am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Je l'imagine en couleur. Belle luminosité.

14 Jun 2018 5:50am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful framing Steven and very nice bw process

14 Jun 2018 6:10am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Joliment perlé.
Bonne journée Steven

14 Jun 2018 6:39am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, lights & graphics!

14 Jun 2018 7:23am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique en noir et blanc!

14 Jun 2018 8:24am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a beautiful bejewelled B/W

14 Jun 2018 8:48am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful and elegant framing .

14 Jun 2018 10:26am



14 Jun 2018 10:28am

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Woww! Simply beautiful !!!

14 Jun 2018 10:41am

Olivier P from Tlse, France

Superbe N&B !!!J'adore ! Bien joué !

14 Jun 2018 10:47am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice composition, very beautiful

14 Jun 2018 11:04am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beautiful frame, details and graphics ! Superb B&W !

14 Jun 2018 11:36am

Maria-Lina from Brownsburg Chatham, Canada

Quelle belle prise Steven, c'est tout beau, magnifique! Bise bonne journée toute douce!

14 Jun 2018 11:42am

Devi from Chennai, India

wow...this looks gorgeous ! Terrific angle and focus..Love the water droplets :)

14 Jun 2018 1:21pm

hamzeh from MINOODASHT, Iran

Using the shape and form of the photo is beautiful

14 Jun 2018 1:21pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I love the POV and light here. So much nuance in black and white.

14 Jun 2018 1:30pm

willy from Belgium


également en N & B..Steven


14 Jun 2018 1:34pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like how the B&W brings out the wonderful details

14 Jun 2018 2:14pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An artistic view of this plant in fine black and white. Excelelnt shot.

14 Jun 2018 2:47pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

very, very striking way to photograph this lovely plant

14 Jun 2018 2:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love these gorgeous tones and textures.

14 Jun 2018 4:10pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Ohhhhh! Awesome! 5*****

14 Jun 2018 5:49pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

intéressante recherche

14 Jun 2018 6:00pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Très belle aussi en N&B !

14 Jun 2018 7:09pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Wow, golden ratio!

14 Jun 2018 10:05pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is fabulous and I love the black and white.

14 Jun 2018 11:44pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

The black and white brings out the shape and design of the plant.

15 Jun 2018 12:34am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful image in black and white. It really accentuates the detail of these magnificent leaves.

15 Jun 2018 1:01am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ce rond des feuilles et les gouttes d'eau fantastique vue
Belle journée

15 Jun 2018 4:18am

Ginnie from Netherlands

I love hostas, Steven, and I can see why this one is extra special!

15 Jun 2018 5:11am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Wow, astonishing pattern!

15 Jun 2018 6:47am

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Maravillosa vista, con las bellas perlas de agua. ***** Buena jornada.

15 Jun 2018 7:59am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ooh it is quite interesting in black and white isn't it? You can appreciate different patterns.

15 Jun 2018 10:21am

Anne from France

Amazing shape! Great in b&W

15 Jun 2018 10:37am

mvdfotokraam from Netherlands

Wonderful in black and white

15 Jun 2018 3:10pm

Remus from Portugal

The detail of the water drops is the cherry on top of the cake.
And the conversion to black and white has allowed our attention to be totally focused on the shapes and lines.

15 Jun 2018 4:52pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent post image!
Nice work here!

15 Jun 2018 9:21pm

Krolowa Karo from Poland

Interesting! And beautiful pictures!

17 Jun 2018 7:49am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I love the B/W treatment.

17 Jun 2018 8:33pm

The Yum List from Kuala LOumpur, Malaysia

Processing in black and white really changes the image, doesn't it? Allows a completely different perspective.

18 Jun 2018 9:47am

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Une vue originale et réussie de cette plante remarquable pour ses nuances de verts.

18 Jun 2018 2:48pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

wow, the greyscale, the moisture, the angle


19 Jun 2018 3:08pm

Joëlle from France

Superbement cadré et bien vu, bravo à toi !

19 Jun 2018 4:17pm

Marc from Granby, Canada

Le mouvement est très beau ,Nice choice for the B / W

19 Jun 2018 8:35pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful image. Great in black and white. :)

20 Jun 2018 4:35am

London Caller from United Kingdom

Haven't heard from you for a while.
I hope you're doing well.

20 Jun 2018 9:22pm

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Superbe prise de vue

21 Jun 2018 7:20am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très belle et beaux détails.

23 Jun 2018 5:53am

normandy50 from tourlaville, France

un très bon point de vu pour ce végétal ... bonne soirée

24 Jun 2018 3:46pm

Roland Theys from Gerpinnes, Belgium

Superb B&W ! bravo!

2 Jul 2018 8:27am

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