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Zinnia

Posted by
Bruce (Tacoma, United States) on 18 July 2017 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Zinnia is a genus of plants of the sunflower tribe within the daisy family. They are native to scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from the Southwestern United States to South America, with a centre of diversity in Mexico.

Members of the genus are notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in a variety of bright colors. The genus name honors German master botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727–59).

NIKON D7100 1/800 second F/8.0 ISO 6400 200 mm (35mm equiv.)

I appreciate all the comments – I find them very encouraging. My primary photography is flowers and landscapes along with my grandkids.

Most of my photos are, “as they were taken.” I do work with lighting or darkening them in many cases (and sometimes I will sharpen them) but I try not to use too much “photo-shopping” If I do adjust them – I try to mention it.

My goal is to I try to keep my photography as photography and not turn it into art. While I do love the retouched photos, I personally think they become art and not photography – just my opinion.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Gorgeous flower !

19 Jul 2017 12:53am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

One of my favorite flowers! The color is lovely!

19 Jul 2017 2:05am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

belle

19 Jul 2017 8:34am