Portraits of Wildflowers

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The view from the back

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Pink Evening Primrose Bud and Sheath Behind Open Flower 3604

Here’s a view of an Oenothera speciosa from behind. The long green thing is a bud that’s still closed. Next to it, yellow-orange, is a bud casing that has let loose its flower, whose pink petals I think you see beyond it. Red, yellow, green, orange, and pink: a great color mix, don’t you think?

Date: March 21.  Place: the Blackland Prairie in far northeastern Austin.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 17, 2013 at 6:25 AM

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  1. Very creative and unusual pic!


    April 17, 2013 at 6:48 AM

  2. I really like your composition.


    April 17, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    • As you were writing your comment, I was writing an answer to the previous one; I could reply the same way to you. I’ll add that not everything I experiment with works, but in the age of digital photography there’s no reason not to try things out.

      Steve Schwartzman

      April 17, 2013 at 8:12 AM

  3. They look like they are lined up waiting for their turn to open.

    Marcia Levy

    April 17, 2013 at 8:34 AM

  4. Just remarkable. The complexity of even the simplest flower always surprises me.


    April 17, 2013 at 8:42 AM

  5. Such subtle beauty, Steven, it’s all about the lines, isn’t it?


    April 17, 2013 at 11:19 PM

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