White Lilacs (05/31/2002) I was thinking the lilaced colored pavement would make a good background for the white lilacs. But I am completely thwarted by the inability to control the focus of the camera.
Flowering Cactus (05/27/2003) This flowering cactus near Zion National Park seems to have a similar plant structure to the Prickly Pear, but has a unique flower structure. If you know the species, please use the rate option and leave a note with the specie's name.
Flowers are great picture subjects. It is extremely difficult to take good flower pictures with a standard autofocus digital camera. I recently upgrade to a Nikon D10 Digital SLR. The Single Lens Reflect camera gives me greater control over focussing on the flowers. I am using a 28-90mm lens. Professional photographers are would likely use a more expensive micro lens for this type of photography.
This gallery shows garden flowers. Please see the page Wild Flower to view native wild flowers. As I now have several hundred pictures, I also list Flowers by Family.