Not sure what these are - I just like taking photos of flowers, never really get to identifying them - hope you enjoy!
Taken with Canon Ixus 500 just today, tried to get everything as manual as possible:
Today I have another of these plants that are native to Europe but have been naturalized in North America: Brown Knapweed, Centaurea jacea (Asteraceae). It is family of the blue cornflower (C. cyanus).
First an overview shot of a bunch of them growing beside a path:
Here is a close-up of one flower:
And another close-up that also shows the bud you get when the flower is finished:
Gerard - nicely presented selection.
I like the way you introduce the overall view first then get in closer.
Quite busy at the moment - not got anything new to post - but keeping an eye on the threads.
Keep it up - I don't know how you find the time but your doing a great job with the pics.
One of my favorite places to visit every July is Perry's Water Gardens in Franklin NC.
The Lotus are in full bloom then & are the most interesting flowers.
I sometimes feel they must have evolved in another galaxy.
attached is a red lotus in full bloom & (hopefully) a very small iris
Thes shots taken with a Nikon Coolpix 5700
Just a couple of flowers out and about.
Fantastic colours to your flowers Jeff31, I am still jealous. I need to get some decent web space so I dont have to reduce my image quality so much to post, I suppose practice makes perfect.
In UK trying to use Sony DSC-V3 & Raynox CM-3500, a Nikon D70 and a 6x9 120 medium format pinhole camera