Photographed yesterday evening in the Asian Garden, Roscoea is one of the few members of the Zingiberaceae (the ginger family) that can be grown outside of tropical / subtropical climates, owing to the fact that it is a high altitude plant in its native range.
The name of the genus honours William Roscoe, an English lawyer, politician and botanist. Roscoe was also the founder of Liverpool’s first botanic garden.
Photography resource link: Boring Photographs is an article by Petteri Sulonen on the art of photography. Sulonen:
Something horrible tends to happen to people when they suddenly realize that the camera they hold can produce things that are pretty in and of themselves. They suddenly stop making interesting pictures — the pictures that fill their albums, tell stories, evoke emotions, preserve memories. They go into a rictus of squeezing out endless flower macros and portraits of ducks.