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The effect of wind on wildflowers

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Firewheels, Gaura, Nightshade Blowing 2895

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The red-centered flowers: firewheels, Gaillardia pulchella.

The purple flowers: silverleaf nightshade, Solanum elaeagnifolium.

The pink flowers: a species of Gaura.

The metaphor: a river of flowers flowing from upper left to lower right.

The time: 9:38 AM on May 2.

The place: a field on the east side of Bull Creek Rd. at the equivalent of 43rd St.

The sky: overcast.

The temperature: 53°F , 12°C.

The wind: blowing, gusting.

The photographer: glad to take advantage of those gusts.

The shutter speed: 1/15 sec.

The copyright: © 2013 Steven Schwartzman

The end.

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 5, 2013 at 6:24 AM

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