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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge which this week has Cee Neuner as a guest host. Cee has given us the prompt One Single Flower.

I quickly decided to keep things simple and go with a small selection of favourite flowers and photos.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

This is a Corncockle flower. Once a common weed in wheat fields it is now uncommon through modern farming practices. It is grown in some cottage gardens. All parts of the plant are poisonous.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

This is a Prairie Lily, the provincial flower of Saskatchewan. This specimen was photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan. No longer as common on the prairies as it once was.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

A Coneflower photographed a few years ago using my Vivitar 35mm lens from the 1970s on a modern digital camera. The interesting background is probably what started me experimenting with various lenses adapted to mirrorless cameras.

 

19 replies on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower”

Your photography is rich and interesting as are the subjects of these pictures. I’ve never even heard of a corncockle, so looking at your post today has been an education. Thanks for sharing!

Oh David, I knew you would have some fabulous photos for this Lens-Artist challenge. But these are all awe-inspiring. Thanks ever so much for playing along 😀

Thanks Cee. I had rather a lot to pick from in the U.K. as I used to photograph for two natural history photo libraries.

Hi, David. I love your focus on rare flowers–including a poisonous one! Interesting idea–to adapt a SLR lens to a mirrorless one. Beautiful shots, as always.

Saskatchewan!! where in the universe !!! I googled and was surprised to learn it is actually in Canada and not the third moon of the 4th planet in the 5th galaxy

It’s one of the Canadian prairie province’s. What a lot of people don’t know about is some of the wildlife spectacles that happen in the autumn when tens of thousands of Snow Geese and thousands of Sandhill Cranes gather on their autumn migration.

Apparently Coneflowers are now widespread but I don’t know if they were accidentally introduced to various continents or if people were planting them in gardens. I find it a little ironical that man has almost eradicated it in its native habitat but now people are growing them in gardens.

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