Friday, July 17, 2009

Great Rudbeckia

Great Rudbeckia
Rudbeckia maxima
(rud-BEK-ee-uh) (MAKS-ih-muh)
Synonyms: Great Coneflower, Dumbo's Ears
Skywatch Friday

It has been a while since I participated in Skywatch Friday. These shots were taken with Skywatch in mind. They are from the Perennial Garden at the NYBG. I took three pictures of the scene and decided to post all of them here. All three and especially the last could have had benefited from a larger Depth of Field. The last one is kind of a blooper but it is posted just to show the background. The building is the Enid Haupt Conservatory (click the About link for the history).

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VioletSky said...

This perspective is always interesting - flowers reaching for the sky. I've never heard the term Dumbo's Ears, though!

The Laughing Idiot said...

The simplicity make the photos great!

Anonymous said...

Great composition on these photos. Beautiful sky and coneflowers!

Denise said...

Thanks for showing these photos, I enjoyed them very much. Have a great weekend.

Sara Chapman said...

Hi Chris, interesting rudbeckia, but the daylilies below are super delicious. And I like the conservatory in soft focus, otherwise might overshadow the poor little flower! Have a great time pruning, Sara