Some Uncertain Flowers With a Touch of Cosmos

A shield/stink bug on the flower head of what I think is a rudbeckia based on the elongated seed head.  Fellow blogger Michael Marlow (who is much better at identifying insects than I am) left a comment telling me that the bug below is actually a mirid plant bug (family Miridae).

A better shot at one of those elongated seed heads.

I’m thinking this is a rudbeckia bud.

Rudbeckia on its way to blooming.

The glory of a cosmos with pollen scaterd on its lower petals.

The faded glory of a cosmos.

Orange sulphur cosmos in the background highlighting the bud.

Thank you for stopping by.


All photos taken with a Nikon D7100 and a Sigma 105mm macro lens.

7 thoughts on “Some Uncertain Flowers With a Touch of Cosmos

    • Thank you John, the Sigma is a sweet lens. I read all the reviews I could find about it and Nikon’s 105 macro. I forget what very slight advantage Nikon had but for a couple hundred dollars less I am very happy I wnet with the Sigma.


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