Saturday, April 05, 2008

Tall Cineraria


Tall Cineraria
SenecioGiovanna’s Select
(sen-NEESH-shee-oh)

Since I am running late this morning just a short post. I was visiting another blog and the person had shot some 50mm/1.8 florals so I was inspired to the do the same! This one came out the best. Like I posted on the other blog it is difficult to work with a razor thin depth of field.

This plant is an annual in my climate. It doesn’t need much care and can grow in part shade or sun. I have had them come back from seed before. Jim Ottobre from Inverness developed this particular strain. He named it after his daughter.


I am not sure what this flower is, anybody have any ideas? I shot this picture with the 60mm macro lens at F/3.3.

9 comments:

Vanillalotus said...

Wow that second flower is stunning! I have no idea what it is. I love when flowers have daisy shapes and with colored tips.

misti said...

Lovely macros! No clue on the last flower but I love that the tips are purple to balance out the center. Very cool!

Les, Zone 8a said...

Could it be an Osteospremum?

Simone said...

No idea.
Stunning photograph.

Simone’s Butterfly: Spring Photos

David said...

I love the way you've used a small DOF here. The flowers in your photos are beautiful, the time you spend is well worth it (in my opinion!)

Cheers,

David Webb: Pictures of Nature

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Cynthia said...

Beautiful flowers and pictures. I think as someone said its either Osteospremum or a coreopsis. I'd go with the coreopsis, though its a funky color (I want it! :) Cheers! Cynthia

Digital Flower Pictures said...

We had a couple of good guesses but I am still not sure. I am leaning toward Osteospremum.

Stacey Huston said...

I am not good with flowers, only know some of the more common locals, but your photographs are beautiful. thanks for sharing