Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top
The purple coneflowers are in bloom outside my front door and all day I go in and out with not much more than a glance their way.
I see honey bees among the flowers as I rush to the feed mill and a bumble bee as I come back from the vet. But when an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail stops by to feed I can’t help but stop my day to watch it flit about.
A delicate butterfly on such a striking flower- a cherry on top indeed.
Hint, hint: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy/about.html
Ha! You are kind- possibly too kind! 🙂
love this picture, but how did you get the background so dark?
Thanks, I took the picture facing our garage which has a roof that overhangs on this side so it was in shadow. With the aperture set to give me a fairly shallow depth of field I was able to get the nice clean black background.
there was me, thinking it was a technical marvel… looks good though…
I love the purple cone flowers. I used to have a large prairie and enjoyed them so much.
They are so different than other flowers with their spiny core, I think it makes them more special. 🙂
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Love this photo, what a great shot!!!
“Pick me! Pick me!” 🙂
So, so gorgeous, Jessie. 😊👍