Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The life of zinnia

The zinnia buds are so unusual. That black just looks out of place. I love it, so I just keep taking photographs of the buds. Probably have another post with just the buds. Side view with the zinnia middle trying to pop right through.
So many different colors out of one package of seeds. Although I cannot guarantee that since I plant several packages of zinnia. I want to attract the butterflies.
Attract is putting it mildly. Most of my butterfly photographs are at the zinnia blooms.
Then they begin to fade.

This is what they look like at the end, when the wind is sending seeds everywhere for next year.
I am tired of the cold, just had to remind myself what to expect when the cold is gone again.
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9 comments:

fishing guy said...

Leedra: What a neat capture of the Zinnia from start to finish. Nice tip about the butterfly.

Shellmo said...

I really love those "bud" photos - such intricate details.

Darla said...

Great photos, zinnias are one of my favorites too. You certainly do not know what color or size you will get out of a packet of zinnia seed, that's part of the fun!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love the progression, Leedra. I would never think about doing that!!!! I'm learning so much from you great photographers!!! Zinnias were one of my mother's favorite flowers. She had them in the yard in our homeplace in VA... She died in 1991--so I miss her and her flowers!

Sara G said...

Great photo's!!

Craig Glenn said...

Leedra,

Your photos never disappoint. You set the bar really high and I am going to have a lot of fun learning about photograph from your example.

Craig

Rose said...

A well done series!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I really enjoyed that lesson in Zinnias.Great idea to show the stages like that.The Skipper looks great on the zinnia.
Blessings,Ruth

lisaschaos said...

Those are truly beautiful! I love the Zinnia buds!

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