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Gaillardia Seed Head by Flower Head 3969

This spring you saw plenty of pictures here of Gaillardia pulchella, known as an Indian blanket or firewheel. On June 13th in the Blunn Creek Nature Preserve I photographed two stages of this species: in the foreground was a spent and drying seed head, while behind it was a fresh flower head that still deserved the name firewheel. You may think it’s unseasonal to include the flowering stage now that we’re in mid-July, but I’m still finding a few of these flowers as I wander about.

Points 1, 2, 5 and the seldom-mentioned 16 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 16, 2013 at 6:11 AM

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