Monday, March 7, 2016

Death Valley Wildflower

I think this is called Notch-leaf Phacelia

I have a really demanding ( his own word) blogging friend who wanted to see a close up of the flower in my last post.  Well, Mr. Author R. Mac Wheeler, this is the best I can do.  I didn't have a macro lens with me so this is the best close-up I have.  I liked this composition because of the contrast of the dark/solid and light/textured background dividing the frame diagonally.

Below is a different composition with the same flower:
 

12 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous blooms and colors. Your photos are lovely! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Sandra said...

i am running out of descriptive words.. this is perfect. i don't think i have used that one. and without a macro lens. i don't see how it could be any better than this

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ah. You made my day. Isn't it nice to have an encouraging (demanding) friend. Such lovely results. ;O)

Nancy J said...

The first photo, spectacular, then we get to see where they are in relation to the huge areas of wilderness. Beautiful lighting with dark background and brilliant blooms.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful photos. I think the last one is my favourite.

Robin Lamb said...

Karen, it's definitely a beautiful plant. Especially in such a place! Such vibrant colours!

Stephanie said...

This last shot is my favorite with the sun shining down on these beautiful flowers. Great capture!

Margaret Adamson said...

The close up is excellent adn lovely to see how it grows in the last shot.

you-wee because said...

We are desperately waiting for higher temperatures and spring-like weather here in Germany - and with the exception of some very early flowering flowers our nature is mostly colorless so far.
The purple beauties you captured, Karen, I've never seen in Europe anywhere. Great to see that nature is the best and multi-talented artist of all!
Uwe.

janc@mac.com said...

The close up makes it look like it's in the African violet family. The distance photo makes it look complete different. Interesting.

Montanagirl said...

Stunning photos, Karen!

Felicia said...

its a gorgeous flower.