Portraits of Wildflowers

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Tiny beetle

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You’ve seen various pictures this year (including yesterday) of the wildflower called firewheel or Indian blanket, Gaillardia pulchella. Here for the first time is a different species in the genus, Gaillardia suavis, whose rays typically fall off quickly and leave only a central globe that has given the flower the colloquial name pincushion daisy. As you can see, I wasn’t its only visitor on March 25 in north-central Austin.

For those of you who are interested in photography as a craft, points 1, 2, 5 and especially 20 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman


The daily posts that you’ve become accustomed to will continue while I’m away from Austin. Feel free to comment if you like, but please be aware that I may not be able to answer for a while.

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 1, 2012 at 5:46 AM

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