“Purple Coneflower”

“Purple Coneflower”

“Scars are not signs of weakness, they are signs of survival and endurance.” 
― Rodney A. Winters

As a continuation to yesterday’s post “Beginnings“, here’s a mature coneflower blossom. I struggled for a title for this and fell back to just the name of the plant. The intent was to come up with a name for the image that reflected the character of the plant.

As those who follow my blog regularly would know, we have had a series of strong storms in the area over the past few weeks, including strong winds and pea-sized hail. The coneflowers have withstood them all. Though a bit weather-worn, the blossoms are still quite nice, though I had to bypass a few which showed considerable damage before settling on this one.

In creating the image, I decided to show the entire plant, not just the blossom, as there is an abundance of close-up coneflower photos out there right now. I wanted to do something a bit different.

The next two days are threatening rain and thunderstorms so I am hoping to collect a few garden specimens to photograph before they too are damaged.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1.3  sec, f/32.0 ISO 200

High Resolution image on 500px

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6 Comments on ““Purple Coneflower”

  1. Very pretty. I have Purple coneflowers in my yard and usually they are beautiful, however, this year a bunny decided to eat them all down to the ground. 😦

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