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Bedazzled by a basket-flower

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It’s May, the time when basket-flowers come to central Texas. Botanists call the species Centaurea americana. I call it wonderful.

Date: May 18.  Place: a piece of the Blackland Prairie in southeastern Round Rock. The technique I used in making this picture is similar to the one I explained in detail when posting the picture of a cattail last December. In short, I got close and aimed the camera in such a way that the basket-flower blocked the sun.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 30, 2012 at 5:27 AM

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