“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..          


17 thoughts on ““Purple Haze”

  1. JH

    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 🙂


  2. edvatza

    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.

  3. Tomas Turecek

    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.

  4. Jim Goldstein

    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!


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