Wednesday, August 06, 2008

And here comes Dahlia in Red...

From the technical viewpoint not a perfect bloom while the wind was tugging at the petals or some insects thought this to be a nice little meal but nevertheless a radiant flower...


and look - there are flowers within the flower...


"Dahlia" (Asteraceae)
Dahlien

Thanks to Elle this is NOT a Dahlia but "Zinnia" - belongs to the same family


11 comments:

Azure Islands Designs said...

I absolutely love your photos...the beautiful flowers, the close ups, the vibrant colors, the bees, insects, water droplets, everything!!!

Cheers

Deb said...

Your site seriously has to be the most beautiful photography site I've been to. I'm a beginning DSLR user and I'd be real interested to know what you used to take these photos, do you use a macro lense?

Thanks again for posting these incredible photos, I love coming here to view what you've put up.

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi Heather - thanks for visiting again and you lovely compliment!

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi deb - thanks for your sweet comments. I am using a Finepix s9500 - this is a so-called prosumer camera and not a DSLR. There is an inbuilt macro in this camera which I am using very often. Real macro lenses can show even more detail - I wished I had one of those but currently
I am very happy with this camera which has a magnificent value for money. Before that I have worked with an analog SLR for many years. But the costs of film and development was a big downturn!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous!

Kim said...

how stunning Petra !!
that last photo with the inner circle of yellow flowers is just magical!!!
have a wonderful weekend :)

rkdsign88 said...

Beautiful!

Inspire said...

Gorgeous shots, Petra! I especially love the image of the dahlia.

Petra Voegtle said...

Kim - thank you. I found it somehow sweet - that rather scattered little bloom and then that tiny little wreath - as if the flower wanted to say "I am beautiful despite my scars..." - wouldn't this make a wonderful metaphor?

Elle said...

Beautiful photos, but um, thos are zinnias...

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi Elle - thank you for correcting!!