26 August 2008

WW - Echinops in decline


Echinops flowers in decline. This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday edition of Wordless Wednesday.

50 comments:

Napaboaniya said...

Fireworks flowers they look like :)

Brillig said...

Fantastic photo, as usual, Jams. The black backdrop really makes the details pop. Love it.

Yen said...

I just adore that black background!

ettey said...

Great shot! do u take pictures at night? i'm really curious about the black background!

eastcoastlife said...

I was at our annual National day fireworks and these look just like the exploding fireworks!

Happy WW, Jams!

SandyCarlson said...

Great shot, Jams. Even past their prime they are beautiful.

rmgales said...

I love the flower on the right against the blackground. It has just a hint of blue or purple in it. Very nice!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I love these flowers. Sometimes when we plant them in gardens people are like "don't plant a Thistle" but then they see that this a refined and beautiful one.

Indrani said...

Beautiful! Looks like two eyes glowing in the dark.

Mojo said...

My first thought was "how'd you light those dandelions to get that effect??". I've never heard of these, but the photo has a kind of mystical quality to it.

Nicely done sir!
And thanks for stopping by my place,
-Mojo

Sue said...

I agree that they do look almost like fireworks. Lovely!

Happy WW :)

My WW entries for today are at:

Pastyme With Good Companye

The Paranormal Blog

Nuttin' But

Please stop by if you have a moment :)

tinytreasures said...

wow!really beautiful...mine is up!

CherryPie said...

You have still managed to make them look pretty :-)

ellen b said...

Summer brilliance is leaving us for sure. Have a great week Jams!

Carver said...

That's a beautiful shot. I love this time of year when seeds are setting for the next year.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Jenn in Holland said...

Gorgeous!

sally in norfolk said...

Fabulous photos... just gorgeous

Redwine said...

Perverted middle aged capitalist photographers.... this is kinky flower sex, XXX rated.

marlene said...

How did you do that? It's impressive. I like how the black background reveals the image.

Maddy said...

Still in full bloom here.
Cheers

Princess said...

Reminds me of the Olympics opening ceremony......
Great composition.

jams o donnell said...

THanks al.. Maddy you're so fortunate!


LOL Red.. Do I subvert with flower photos!!!

lisaschaos said...

Pretty! Love the edges defined on the black background. :)

YellowRose said...

I lost my comment...so again...

Beautiful macro, great detail, awesome color! Wonderful shot!

Kelly - PTT said...

Some day I'll know all the names for flowers like these. Love the contrast with the background.

Thanks for stopping by to see my loon pic!

KC said...

What a great shot, I too thought they looked like fireworks.. how cool..
Happy WW

Mama Duck said...

They are still pretty!! I love it!

Leonard said...

wonders why the color of the flowers are so dull...

BLOGSILOG said...

got a flower entry to for this week! hope you can check it out. :)

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone

Kim said...

Those are very cool flowers, neat picture.

Renegade Eye said...

Very good work.

Jan Parrish said...

Great shot. Very dramatic.

Pretty Life Online said...

Lovely one for wordless!!! Happy WW!

Gattina said...

That's just like the weather here !
BTW I wrote about the sister beauty contest yesterday and heard this morning it had been cancelled and his blog closed !

The Right Blue said...

So Jams, with this post of flowers in decline, are you implying that summer is nearly over in your corner of the planet??

Randi said...

Great shot - love it!
Perfect with the black background.

The Lone Beader said...

They look like Boston fireworks!

secret agent mama said...

That's perfection, Jams!

Simone said...

Stunning photo.

WW by Simone's Butterfly

Hootin' Anni said...

Stunning Jams! I feel a faint breeze in the air...soon the seeds will flutter by me...this photo is nearing poetic.

catsynth said...

Even in "decline", they still have beautiful detail.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

jientje said...

But it still looks gorgeous when you click on it!! By the way, if I remember well, you like otters huh?
I've got two of the cutest little otters in my Wordless for you today! See you!

Heart of Rachel said...

They still look lovely even though they already start to wilt.

The Healthy Mom said...

I've never seen anything like that. How unusual. Happy WW!

Cascia

Nap Warden said...

Looks like fireworks!

Pamela Kramer said...

Very cool! Looks like it was edited using photo shop to get those purple highlights. Love it! Thanks for stopping by to see my baby's bunny feet.

Chris said...

They still look good though!