I like to photograph zinnias but this variety (basically a big ball of petals) is my least favorite, but there it was, and I had a camera, so here it is.
Every time I see this photo I think of the R&B song by Etta James called Something’s Got a Hold on Me. Several decades later Christina Aguilera did a cover of it and it is really pretty good. To me it doesn’t have the same feel as Etta Jame’s, but still it’s a good take on the song.
I’ve said this often (and will probably continue to say it often) one of the big reasons I like zinnias is the Art Deco look of it sepal, the part between the petals and stem. This is a good example of that. The look always makes me think of the top of the Chrysler Building in New York City.
Painted Lady butterfly
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