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photoblog image Monkey Flower

Monkey Flower

Mimulas guttatus

 

Along Oak Creek

 

Myrtle

Vinca major

 

photoblog image Sedona May 2017 27 b.jpg

 

Monkey Flower

Mimulas guttatus

 

Along Oak Creek

 

Myrtle

Vinca major

 

photoblog image Sedona May 2017 27 b.jpg

 

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 22 Jun 2017, 00:32
Thy are pretty.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes, thy are! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Jun 2017, 06:10
These are very agreeable, I don't think I've ever seen one of these yellow flowers before
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Most flowers are! I'm happy I could introduce you to something new!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Jun 2017, 06:23
Ohhh!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Thank you!
That is a new flower for my eyes, thank you Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You're welcome - I'm happy I could introduce you to something new!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Jun 2017, 07:59
Oh that is so pretty. I know little about flowers but it reminds me of an iris.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm happy you think so! We all need a little "pretty" in our day! Nothing close to an iris - but if it makes you happy, that's fine! smile
Apparently the Mimulus grows in the UK having been introduced. I confess I don't recall ever seeing it
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I rarely see these myself. I suppose because areas with constant wet soil are few and far between in Arizona!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 22 Jun 2017, 08:03
Très jolies couleurs !
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Martine - they are lovely!
Funny that I did not know the common name for these flowers but by the genus and/or species.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Well - it's usually better to know the Latin!
They are both lovely flowers, especially the yellow ones.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Brian! I'm pleased you like them!
the colours are wonderful and the flowers are a joy to see, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Flowers can brighten just about any day! Thank you, Ayush!
Elizabeth

Beautiful shot of a beautiful flower...

other thoughts...

I am joining the Athens Plein Air Group tomorrow
when they spend the morning paining and drawing at our famous Georgia Botanical Gardens south of Athens.

I will be focusing on floweres
and experimenting with creative
perspectives and views.

I have yet to truly develop my skills
with my canon for true close ups
with cropping and blowing up my images

My original Olympus and Fuji cameras were easier to learn the capabilities or tools on the camera.

With them I just kept playing with all the buttons and knobs learning what they did.

almost midnight here off to try to sleep.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Alan!

Oh I know you'll have a great time at the Botanical Gardens! I love Plein Air festivals.... watching the artists at work.

I find that if you take your time, and select a blossom with good back lighting, it's hard to go wrong.

When learning a new camera - I find it helpful to set the camera on a particular setting... say, "Macro", for the flowers - see what aperture and shutter speed it selects and determine if you'd rather change one of those for your own creation.

Sleep well - and have fun tomorrow!

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