Black-eyed Susan

By taggart  
Bladk-eyed Susan

The famed American Native wildflower that graces roadsides, meadows, gardens and everywhere else. It has been imortalized in many poems, a Tiffany Lampshade, , quilts and more. As it is the state flower of Maryland the flowers are honored at Baltimore's Preakness Stakes with the "Run for the Black-eyed Susans."

Gloriious to see them all at this time of year when most other flowers have finished blooming!

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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debu 8 India
3 Aug 2012 12:55AM
Excellently presented.

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3 Aug 2012 12:56AM
Beautiful image great light and colour with nice DOF well captured.
Allen, Smile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
3 Aug 2012 1:07AM
Wonderful colours Jenn.
Well lit too.
Great shot.
BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
3 Aug 2012 1:13AM
Excellent work in catching these colours so nicely.
Ayoob 7 Australia
3 Aug 2012 2:26AM
Brilliant detail image and captured ,Jenn..........Grin
bagman 7 65 United States
3 Aug 2012 4:32AM
Sharply captured splendid rich colors with a crazy creamy back ground so splendidly presented .
Lovely image ,Jennifer.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 5:36AM
Beautiful Jenn
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
3 Aug 2012 6:28AM
Not what we would call a a Black Eyed Susan here in the UK but that aside it is an attractive and well composed image.

jdinne 15 16 England
3 Aug 2012 6:40AM
Superb Jenn, beautiful presentation.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 6:54AM
A very informative pre-narrative followed by a rather beautiful photograph depicting this rather gorgeous Susan, so full of natural colour, detail, and warming light.

Regards Nathan
dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 6:59AM
Hi Jen, lovely detail and quality in this , but i think you should get rid of the distracting white spot top right

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 7:07AM
brilliant detail jenn fantastic colour and light love the bg too a stunner nice one Wink
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 7:15AM
Beautiful image Jenn, absolutely first class.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
3 Aug 2012 7:26AM
Top of the class imageWink
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 7:50AM
Love these flowers. The light on this is super. Mine are just starting to flower.
3 Aug 2012 7:52AM
Beautiful and lovely lighting Jenn
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
3 Aug 2012 8:28AM
Perfect with the dark background

paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 8:39AM
Nice striking image.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
3 Aug 2012 8:56AM
what a beautiful blue backdrop to compliment the little sun!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
3 Aug 2012 9:01AM
The single bloom is well positioned in the frame and a lovely background, Jenn.

Lovely colours like that splash of blue, just gives it a lift showing off the flower well.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 9:13AM
Lovely colour against that background.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 9:21AM
The background makes this image for me, it's like a stormy sky in miniature.
This reminds me of my watercolour years. I used to mask the area for a flower, then have fun splashing on wild colours for the background. They would look way over the top - but then paint on a simple flower against them and they would disappear into the distance.
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 12:27PM
This is a stunning composition. Excellent.

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
3 Aug 2012 12:28PM
Love these rampant little rascals.
Personally, I would remove the circle in the upper right, the rest of the background is wonderful.
3 Aug 2012 3:20PM
Wonderful shot! Love the bokeh too, so creamy.



3 Aug 2012 3:34PM
The picture that was done by the master!Smile
Regards Valery
exposure Plus
14 5.8k England
3 Aug 2012 4:04PM
A lovely view point detail & tones Jennnn
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 4:07PM
fab Grin
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
3 Aug 2012 6:30PM
Great shot of the lone bloom Jennn.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
3 Aug 2012 8:12PM
A beautiful wild flower perfectly positioned against a great backdrop. - gary
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 9:02PM
beautiful detail and great colour
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 9:31PM
Jenn this is so lovely
a great close up
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 10:23PM
stunning work jenn
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
4 Aug 2012 6:31PM
A real class act Jennnn, such wonderful use of DoF
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
5 Aug 2012 10:38AM
gorgeous light on this beautiful flower...
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 4:48PM
First class shot! Very beautiful indeed... IB
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
15 Aug 2012 4:15PM
Wonderful blue light in the background Jennnnnnn. SmileSmileSmileSmile Helps to show up the beauty of this wild flower. Mine is just blooming (in the rain )but of course I had to buy it xxxx

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