a burst of color for Independence Day ....

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 4 July 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Vandevert Ranch: Bend, OR ~ Rainbow Lake

A unique and festive flower I found in a garden near the old school house .....

NIKON D90 1/30 second F/11.0 ISO 400 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

lovely shot
i like the colors

4 Jul 2010 5:08am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow! Again that three dimensional quality. Amazing! That just woke me up. :)

4 Jul 2010 6:18am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

In Holland we call this flower the cornflour because we see them a lot around the cornfields. You made a beautiful picture of this one Dulcie!!

4 Jul 2010 6:26am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

A most unusual flower, very beautiful

4 Jul 2010 6:50am

Yvon from Orleans, France

Wow, what a beatiful flower

4 Jul 2010 6:51am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

A beautiful and vibrant start to my day.

4 Jul 2010 7:02am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

So vivid !

4 Jul 2010 7:08am

Florence from Paris, France

Wow ! What a deep dark blue. Totally incredible.

4 Jul 2010 7:51am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow Dulcie ! What a marvelous color... the perfect flower for today ! Happy 4th and... 5***** of course :)

4 Jul 2010 8:04am

Xerophytes from United Kingdom

WOw! that's very niceee!!!

4 Jul 2010 8:38am

LB Vision from PARIS, France

Jolies couleurs, belle profondeur de champs !! Peace !

4 Jul 2010 8:38am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely delicate cornflower, the petals are exquisite

4 Jul 2010 9:32am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Pretty blue flower ;)

4 Jul 2010 1:12pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, US from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Cool shot.....Happy 4th !!!

4 Jul 2010 2:34pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

this is ELECTRIC !!

4 Jul 2010 2:55pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Other-worldly - and quite fine Dulcie - beautiful!

4 Jul 2010 3:19pm

alex centrella from California, United States

fantastic !

4 Jul 2010 3:59pm

JOEMULLIGAN from burnsville, nc, United States

Little spikey blue arms reach out to draw us into the violet/violent heart. Is it a trap, or is that a tunnel to freedom?

4 Jul 2010 4:06pm

@JOEMULLIGAN: I enjoy the way you put your imagination into the art... ;-) it certainly takes the experience of both the photographer and the viewer to make the image come to life.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Exquisite. Marvelous selective focus and detail. Gorgeous blue.

4 Jul 2010 6:21pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

You do such a beautiful job with flowers ... this is a super shot!

4 Jul 2010 8:41pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

A colourful beacon to attract bees, it's an excellent study.

4 Jul 2010 9:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A really beauty. I like this lovely image.

4 Jul 2010 9:18pm

Cruz from exurbia, United States

Breath-taking beauty.

4 Jul 2010 9:28pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

Really a beautiful picture, Dulcie.

4 Jul 2010 10:25pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

what an amazing pop of colour - beautiful

4 Jul 2010 10:47pm

Mohsen from Iran

Very good macro

4 Jul 2010 11:27pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Great color - and pop. Nice!

5 Jul 2010 3:10am

rem_la from Villiers, France

un bleu qui pete, comme j'aime !

5 Jul 2010 4:37am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

A star more , on the flag !! Phil.

5 Jul 2010 6:28am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

like a firework!

5 Jul 2010 2:21pm

grapf from Göttingen, Germany

electrifying blue :-)

6 Jul 2010 7:08am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great color palette.

7 Jul 2010 8:42pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Gorgeous - we have these here too and I'd like to know what they're called!

8 Jul 2010 3:06pm

1/30 second
ISO 400
157 mm (35mm equiv.)