Columbine ~ Again

Evening friends.

Before I get into my post I want to say a big thank you to Mersad over at Mersad Donko Photography for including me in his post titled "10 Photography Blogs You Need to Follow".  It is an honor to be nominated by Mersad.  Please stop over and visit his blog, his photography is wonderful.  And to my new followers, welcome aboard. I hope you enjoy your time here. 

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Ok, I visited the arboretum for a few hours one day last week before I had to go to work. I missed most of the spring flowers and apparently its to early for all the summer flowers. I did find some beautiful flowers among which was this gorgeous orange/red columbine. 

I have got a little carried away with the number of images but some of them are duplicates....ones with texture and ones just plain.

I am interested to know your opinions of the textures and if you like the images with the texture or without. 



















I love the shape of this bloom, it seems to have the perfect curvature to the stem but I am not sure about the white flowers in the background. 




So do they remind you of the hat court jester's wear? LOL, I know....I'm crazy.

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Have a great week everyone. 

Comments

abrianna said…
I like the fourth one best. The gray texture really brings out the orange in the flower, although there is not a bad one in the bunch. Congratulations on being mentioned by Mersad.
Britta said…

Good morning Feli,

lovely flowers, great pictures!!!

Have a lucky week!

xxx Britta
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Tammie Lee said…
such lovely photographs!
i like the white flowers in the background, a bit like a spiritual presence. So nice to see what you are photographing.
Paul said…
All very nice images, textured and not. The non textured images tend to stand on their own as a photograph for example but I see the textured images more as background (ie. church bulletin picture, background for advertising, etc) but that might just be me...
Linda W. said…
Beautiful shots! We have columbine just like those growing wild in our mountains.
Pauline W said…
I agree with abrianna, the grey background in the fourth shot is the perfect complement. They are all beautiful.
Mascha said…
With or without texture, that are two different tings and all your photos are awesome!
Columbine is a dancer with a beautiful hat...
Have a nivce new week, thanks for sharing
Gemma Wiseman said…
The flower reminds me of a little fairy's hat. A gorgeous series, but especially love the second last photo. The flower seems to be ringing like a bell.
Gunilla Bäck said…
Lovely photos all of them! Have a great week, Felicia.
I found this very difficult to choose but 4 is a fvourite and a choe second is the one with the whote shots. There is something mesnerising about those sopts that make you look at the flower
Beautiful pictures, wonderful flowers!
Marco Luijken said…
Hello Felicia,
Very wonderful pictures of these special flowers. Well done!!

Many greetings,
Marco
Miguel said…
Me ha llamado la atención ver esta flor en color rojo pues en el lugar en que vivo crecen silvestres en color azul. Me gustan más las fotos sin textura, el desenfoque del fondo las hace aparecer más suaves y destaca mejor la flor.
Un saludo,
eileeninmd said…
Hello Felicia! They are all beautiful images, with the texture and without. I loved them all. Have a happy day!
Revrunner said…
I used to see columbine when backpacking in the mountains here in Virginia.
Jannibele said…
I can't get enough of Columbines. They are so pretty. Lovely color on this one. I have many of them in my garden and they change color from year to year. Have a nice week

Jannicke
Schnuffelwolle said…
lovely orange flowers, beautiful pictures
Wow, Felicia, these are awesome. I love the edits, and I can't pick a favorite- they all are neat. Have a blessed day!
Gail Dixon said…
Oohhh, all are so pretty. For me, I prefer the ones without texture simply because I can appreciate all the beautiful details better. Congrats on being mentioned by a fellow blogger. Always a treat when that happens!
Gert said…
Of course I love them both, but the texture looks like an oil painting! Just gorgeous!!
TexWisGirl said…
i think i prefer without textures, simply because the flowers are so unique and beautiful they deserve the attention. :)
ladyfi said…
I like the second and fourth pictures although all are just stunning!
Rose said…
That is exactly what they remind me of...a court jester's hat!

Felicia, I am sorry, but I cannot pick a favorite. I LOVE all of these. It doesn't help that I love columbines.
Pamela Gordon said…
Stunning photos. Love the colour of this columbine. I've seen Mersad's photos too. What an honour for you! I'm going to pop over for a visit.
Monika MW said…
Felicie,
Just georgeous!!!
Have a great day.
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Birgitta said…
These are great pictures
and I like the textures as well the original photos.
fredamans said…
It does resemble a jester's hat! I love Columbine. Pretty flower!
Hi Felicia,
fabulous photos and amazng texture work of this wonderful flower.
Gorgeous !
Bestv regards, Synnöve
Hannah said…
I love the gorgeous out of focus backgrounds, so soft and muted. The wild columbines are such gorgeous shades of red and yellow, and so delicate. The knobs at the top do remind me of a jester's hat. I have to say that for me, since the flower has a lot of texture, the textured background makes it recede into the background whereas the soft background makes it stand out more. I have seen texture, like a flower against a wall instead of a green background, where the texture added to the wall texture.
diefahrradfrau said…
w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l!
<3
Monika MW said…
Felicia
I love eagles. I personally raving pictures with textures, have character and seem to me even more interesting. The columbine has a beautiful color. Yours sincerely ..
Linda said…
Oh, you took beautiful pictures! These flowers look so delicate. They remind me of ballet dancers. Thank you for visting my blog!

Have a wonderful day!
Linda
NatureFootstep said…
beautiful work. I had a brown columbine on my NF Catching light yesterday. Quite unusual.

http://nfverk.blogspot.se/2015/06/catching-light-141-chocolate-solidier.html
Debby Ray said…
Congratulations, Felicia! What a wonderful thing! If I wasn't already following, I'd follow you! :)
ak-ut said…
so beautiful !
Laura said…
Oh Felicia these are gorgeous with and without the creative backgrounds. Congratulations on making Mersad's list of great photography blogs!!! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥
Gartendrossel said…
What a wonderful Columbine, so delicate and light

Greetings from Germany
Traudi
So beautiful photographs with and without textures, dear Felicia!
I enjoy every single one :)