Indian Blanket (09/18/2002) Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Gaillardia; Species: aristata
Olympus Cove, SLC, UT, Altitude about 5200 ft.
These perennials blossom from July through September and need very little water. They are attractive as they go to seed.
Yucca (05/27/2003) A flowering Yucca Plant near Zion National Park.
Flowers (06/03/2002) What the camera focuses on is always a mystery.
Dahlia (09/20/2002) A Dahlia at the Western Colorado Botanical Garden.
Solar Powered Flower (05/19/2006) This is a really cool gift I got for my sister. The solar unit stores a charge during the day. The charger then lights up the fiber optics during the night. The unit is designed to mark paths in the garden.
Solar Powered Flower (05/19/2006) This is the Solar Powered Flower charging. There is a long cord, so the flower can be in the shade, and the charger in the sun.
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.