Photos From My Garden #2

This post is a mix of insects and flowers from my garden, but mostly flowers.

 

Pink cosmos with what I think is a yellow-striped armyworm at one o’clock and some other unknown insect at 12 o’clock.

 

Purple coneflowers with out of focus rudbeckias in the background

 

Skipper on a lobelia siphilitica, sometimes called a blue cardinal flower because (except for it being blue rather than red) it looks so similar to a cardinal flower.

 

Blue cardinal flower

 

Purple coneflowers, and out of focus blue cardinal flowers and yellow rudbeckias in the background

 

Purple coneflower

 

Swamp milkweed flower

 

Skipper on a cosmos

 

Cosmos flowers – two stages of the life cycle on the same branch

 

Pink cosmos

 

Thank you for stopping by.

David

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

10 thoughts on “Photos From My Garden #2

    • Thanks Donna. I always try to have them in focus no matter, what otherwise I think the photo fails. The hard part is getting the exposure just right right so that you can see each individual base of the the stigmas without overexposing their much brighter tops. I did it fairly well in these photos but I’m usually not so lucky.

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    • Thank you Gabriela and yes, I have thoughts of anything other than blue cardinal flower when I see its scientific name. I couldn’t believe my look when I saw the two stages so closely together. It’s not uncommon for that to happen with the cosmoses but I never found them aligned for a good composition like that.

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