We have some big sunflowers growing in the backyard June 2016! The above are both from the same exposure; processed and cropped differently.
Above: Cool flower from Mil's garden.
Below: We have a nice crop of Black-Eyed Susans in the backyard 7/2015.
Monarch Butterfly. Neighbor's phlox, May, 2003.
Texas Wildflower Gallery 2003
Flowers on Landscape Page
Marshland Flower Pictures are Here
2004 bluebonnets & still more flowers
Texas Wildflower Gallery 2005
Above: Monarch Butterfly and Two Bees on Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha)
West Texas Flowers
Mushrooms and Fungi
Translucent Green Spider on Flowers.
See Anole, Spider, Caterpillar for more info
West Texas Yucca & other flowers
Nikon F3, Nikon 105mm F2.8 D AF Macro lens; Fuji Velvia film. (no flash)
See also: Nikon D100 Images
2004 Dewy Bluebonnet
Nikon F3, Fuji Velvia 50 slide film, Nikon 50mm f2.8 macro lens at around f22, tripod, aperture priority auto exposure.
Bug (as yet unidentified) and Yellow Flowers
Nikon N90s, Nikon 105mm F2.8D macro lens, Flash @ 1/60s, Kodak E200 slide film, f32
The bug might be a "plant bug." Nice saturated colors from slight underexposure.
Brian D. was kind enough to send this: Most likely the mystery flower from Oregon is Fuchsia magellanica or hybrid. This species is not-native to Oregon (...) It is a member of the Onagraceae, which contains the genera Epilobium (fireweed and willow-herb), Zauschneria, Gaura, Oenothera (evening primrise), and other very beautiful natives.
Indian Blanket (I thought maybe a Burridge Green-Thread previously)
I can't find an exact match in my Wildflowers of Texas book. Could be an Indian Blanket <http://www.plantfacts.com/Family/Asteraceae/Gaillardia.aristata.shtml> I thought it was in the sunflower family. Nikon N90s, 105 f2.8 macro lens @ f45, handheld with flash. 2/2011 Update: Ruth A. writes:
Hi, I liked the fotos on your page a lot, they are fabulous!
The latin name is Gaillardia, it's origin is said to be in North Amerika, wide spread in Europe ( germany + france ).
"Kokarde" ( german ) in the name defines a special type of ornament, in France it has been the famous 'cockade' of the Jacobites....18.century
very interesting history ...
Flower from my astronomy club's observing site in Dolen, TX, 6/21/03. Details for above: Nikon N90s, Nikon 105 f2.8 AF macro lens, 1/60s @ f45, aperture priority mode using center-weighted metering with +0.3 flash and +0.3 exposure set (equivalent to 2/3rds of a stop overexposure) on Fuji Velvia ASA 50 film, usual processing in Photoshop.
If you would like to elaborate further on the above flower's identity let me know.
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