An Unexpected View

I’ve learned to always take a look around a subject as seen through my camera viewfinder before settling on a shot. That’s what I did here. My initial composition were flowers in a backyard garden flower pot. Glancing around I noticed a Hosta plant behind the pot was turning a nice shade of yellow, and to make the composition even better there was a cobweb with water droplets and a single, very small Lantana flower on top.

Coneflower Sequence

Coneflowers are some of my favorites. They have vibrant colors and lots of details when one focuses close-in. I decided to capture a sequence of one blossom as it began and ended in one of our flower gardens.

The beginning.
A close-up of the details.
Color beginning to show.
A beautiful ending. The petals will soon wither and fall, with seeds in the center dropping to the ground to provide new flowers for next summer.