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Coneflowers are Cool

Purple Coneflower Copyright 2013  Andy Richards

Purple Coneflower
Copyright 2013 Andy Richards

One of the flowers that is the most interesting is the Purple Coneflower. As intrigued as I am by them, I have taken many coneflower images, but have not been really satisfied with most the results.

Purple Coneflowers Copyright 1998  Andy Richards

Purple Coneflowers
Copyright 1998 Andy Richards

These flowers have the ability to reproduce, photographically, as a delicate pastel, or a much more saturated purple. They seem to be best portrayed—as with many flower closeups—with a nicely blurred background.

Purple Coneflower Copyright  1998  Andy Richards

Purple Coneflower
Copyright 1998 Andy Richards

Much of what is written about flower closeup photography suggests that we look very carefully for the perfect specimen. But in nature, there are few perfect specimens. One of my favorite coneflower images has a clear imperfection, but I don’t think it detracts at all from the final image.

Purple Coneflower Copyright  2013  Andy Richards

Purple Coneflower
Copyright 2013 Andy Richards

I like to look for contrasting colors for a background for these images. It is common to see them planted near yellow flowers (like black-eyed Susans).

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