Madison Indiana Photography

“Purple Haze”

Okay so the title is a little lame and I am not feeling real creative today so here you go three images of coneflowers from my backyard. I guess I can so a little more than that, I actually shot all of these in my backyard, which is pretty good since my green thumb fell off years ago and anything that grows and is not a weed is amazing for me.

Echinacea or Coneflower are a beautiful and easily photographed perennial that are very hardy and self spreading flower that are wonderful to plant in just about any spot in your yard.  In my yard at least they grow well in shade or full sunlight don’t take much water and seem to be popping up everywhere. They are also beautiful as a cut flower to give to your wife when you are in trouble or just to decorate your home with.

Coneflower’s can cover all your bases, when you are in trouble, need a subject to shoot or just to make your yard a little more colorful so if you are looking for something to plant next year try Coneflowers   😉

coneflower 1 2009

coneflower 3 2009

coneflower 2 2009

Some music to enjoy while you read..          


July 17, 2009 - Posted by | abstract, art, calla lily, Clifty Falls, coneflower, flora, floral, flower photography, flowers, garden, images, indiana wildflowers, Jimi Hendrix, landscapes, macro, macro photography, Madison Indiana, nature, nature photography, outdoors, photographer, photography, plants, Purple Haze, random, wildflowers


  1. Wow what a beautiful share of purple!

    Comment by RecycleCindy | July 18, 2009 | Reply

  2. Those are some awesome photographs. Flowers & Colors. I loved those purple colored flowers.

    Comment by weirdworld | July 18, 2009 | Reply

  3. Very pretty, especially the first photo!

    Comment by Adam R. Paul | July 18, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks Adam, that’s my favorite as well !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  4. Good to learn what a Echinacea or Coneflower is, don’t get to see this flower in the tropics.

    Nice bokeh, like the 1st photo that is close up.

    Would there be a big field of coneflowers that you would be able to capture ? Would be interesting to see how it turns out 🙂


    Comment by JH | July 19, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks JH, no these don’t grow in fields but are more isolated to a few clomps here and there !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  5. Love the colors, backgrounds and details but it seems to me that the heads could be a tad sharper. Maybe just my weary old eyes tired from working on my new website.

    Comment by edvatza | July 21, 2009 | Reply

    • I actually laid a bit of blur on them just to soften them up a bit Ed, just something a little different to play with !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  6. wow, i love the color!

    Comment by ankush | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  7. Nice photos, Bernie. I especially like the first one, it has perfect composition, nice details on the most near flower and very nice colours. Actually, all the photos seems a bit dark to me so I wonder if it would help to brighten them a bit or to take those photos when flowers are lit by morning or evening soft sun light. Just my thought.

    Comment by Tomas Turecek | July 23, 2009 | Reply

  8. My monitor is off a bit so I probably do need to to add a bit of light too it !!

    Comment by Bernie Kasper | July 23, 2009 | Reply

  9. Flowers look very beautiful. This photo shows the beauty of the nature.

    Comment by microstock agencies list | July 30, 2009 | Reply

  10. I can never get enough of photos like these. This particular flower is so fascinating visually. I’m not sure why but I always am attracted to photos of Echinacea. Great set!

    Comment by Jim Goldstein | August 26, 2009 | Reply

    • It is a striking subject and one of my favorite flowers to photograph Jim !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | August 27, 2009 | Reply

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