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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cones


Coneflowers.

Sometimes you need to look closer.

I always looked over these flowers at the nursery because the plant as a whole is not pretty to me.

The red/orange with the light pink seems so unusual to me.



These first two shots were taken in the shade on a sunny day and are SOOC.


The rest below were taken in the late evening and have noise reduction.









Linking with:

Your Sunday Best  and  SOOC Sunday  and  Weekend Flowers

27 comments:

rainfield61 said...

SOOC, that's original.

And a good challenge.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Georgia O'Keefe style ~ Awesome macro photos ~ Wow! ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Deanna said...

beautiful shots of the cone flower, to me they make wonderful models for us photographers, so much on those petals.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Wonderful shots here!

Liam said...

Beautiful macro's! :)

Roan said...

Stunning!

Kathy said...

Put 'em in a frame! They're beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful photos of coneflowers!

Sandra said...

these flowers are totally dressed in their Sunday Best. i love the fuzzy green leaves and the macro of the insides. beautiful shots

Helen Campbell said...

I love coneflowers also; I have three in my garden. Wonderful photos!

Gunilla said...

Stunning shots of this gorgeous flower!

Lighthousegal said...

The flower is interesting with the odd combination of colors. Your close up shots enhance the colors and make them so much more apparent, especially the pink. Great job capturing the flower.

Pamela Gordon said...

Amy these photos are stunning! Great work. Pamela

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful shots of the cone flowers, Amy. I love the close up of the center.

Tricia Hays said...

I always look past them, too, but you've taken some beautiful shots & I love that shot of the stem, very cool, they deserve a closer look, for sure! =)

Ellie said...

Really nice pictures - they kind of remind me of fingers with nail varnish on them. I know I'm strange :))

Olga said...

Very beautiful shots!

Nancy Claeys said...

I've always had a soft spot for these flowers -- there are so many varieties now, but I prefer the standard pink. Lovely shots, Amy.

heyBJK said...

Wow, very nice, Amy! Love the detail!

Candy said...

I love coneflowers. GORGEOUS, Amy. Your are soooo talented.

Teresa said...

Those are great shots! I too have come to appreciate their beauty.

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers with us! really stunning macros :)

Debbie said...

i love these plants. they come back stronger each year and multiply quickly.

only nature could provide something so perfect. your images are so pretty!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Awesome pictures of the Cone Flowers... I love seeing the macros... Up close and personal is so much fun!!!! You did great... Loved them.
Hugs,
Betsy

Bev said...

I love those flowers...and your pictures...make them extra beautiful!

Rita said...

I agree the plant is not that great but when a group are added behind something shorter they are fantastic for adding color to a otherwise dull bed.

Tina´s PicStory said...

congrats! you are in the tops of weekend flowers :)