August Flowers . . .

. . . of 2014.

That’s right; I am looking back to more than a year ago and putting up photos that have been aging in digital storage. Don’t worry, I opened them and let them breathe before serving them.

Oh, again don’t worry . . . no opinions or commentary with this piece. 

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,That’s not a particularly memorable shot . . . but for the direction. I was perpendicular to the flower pot on my patio, snapping the photo from the deck. It’s not a great photo, but I like it.

This next one is of a pot in front of our garage. 

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

Both of those shots were taken in very bright sunlight. It, the sun, adds an unflattering harshness to the shots. 

Contrast those shots with these next shots which were taken indoors (a bouquet we had purchased at the local supermarket). 

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

Those were taken in natural light from a nearby window. The above are, of course, macros. The flowers themselves were quite photogenic even from a more respectable distance. 

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

But, yes, I like the macros as well, specifically for the interesting anthers.

August 15th of last year had me out there in the harsh and unforgiving sun. I’ve already used a few of the photos from that shoot . . . recognize these two?

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

It’s some of the photos I converted into B&W and used as submissions to Monochrome Madness. 

These next ones are related to the above . . . 

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

This one is not related, but I like the shot . . . somewhat.

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

I also shot what are arguably some of my most favorite flowers. 

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

I’ll repeat myself and say me liking these flowers stems from the various stages of the flowering process . . . 

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

Another flower presenting an interesting bud before flowering is this one . . . 

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

Recognize it? How about now?

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

That’s right; Black-Eyed Susans.

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

These next shots are remnants of the Clematis flowers . . . 

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

Last year, as they did this year, the daisies went gangbusters.

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

I saved the Cone flowers for last. They were hurt again this year, and it looks like I only have one decent flower to show for it, and I hope to get it before it dies. 

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

Cone flowers make excellent macro subjects . . . 

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

2014 Hummingbirds, flowers, spiders,

As usual, one can click on the individual photos for a larger version, OR . . . you can go to the SmugMug Gallery HERE to see the photos up to full resolution. Really, at the very least, pick the flower you like most and click on it for the larger version.

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13 Responses to August Flowers . . .

  1. Lovely flower images Emilio. You must have a very beautiful garden and I’m envious :)

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    • disperser says:

      Thank you, Norma, but alas, those are from last year. This year is not bad, but some of the plants were hurt by late frosts and a couple of storms that produce a lot of hail.

      And it’s not so much a garden (something that would be difficult to maintain in this arid climate) as a few flowerbeds and potted plants.

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  2. oneowner says:

    These are really nice. I’ve been having a ball with them this year and there’s still plenty of life left in them. It’s starting to get down into the 50s overnight so get ’em while they’re hot.

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    • disperser says:

      Thank you. Although, our nights here are always in the 50s. Sometimes down to 40s.

      I think it gives the flowers a needed respite from the unrelenting sun and dry conditions.

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  3. seekraz says:

    Very nice, Emilio….love the macros…wonderful detail.

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  4. sandra getgood says:

    Hahaha You can show them every year, if you like! Many of my favorite flowers are in this collection… sorry the weather damaged so many of this year’s crop, but last year’s is lovely

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  5. AnnMarie says:

    I just finished viewing them in SmugMug . . . what a joy!!!

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  6. You should be VERY proud of your flowers, and flower photos, Emilio! Stunning! :-)
    I did recognize those two!
    Oh, the daisies are my favorite…but I enjoy all the others as well! Especially the close ups…er macros. See you can teach a non-photographer something once in awhile!
    HUGS!!! :-)

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