Dancing with a Dahlia for a 28 day Happiness Challenge

This Dahlia had such delightful details that it was enjoyable capturing it from a variety of angles. Hope you enjoy seeing the results!

The first image became part of the 28 day Happiness Challenge on Instagram started by @cynthialupoff and @lifeissucculent tagged with #28daysofhappy You could join in spreading happiness too!

Photo 1: Dahlia spreads its petals

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Photo 2: Dahlia reaching for the sky

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Photo 3: Dahlia Pops

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Featured Floral Photographs

This year has gotten off to a great start as I take my floral photography to the next level. I have entered several competitions and submitted my work to a number of groups on Fine Art America.

I am thrilled to have been featured several times including two featured on the same day! Here they are:

Photo 1: ‘Floating Water Lily’ featured on ‘Images that excite you’ group

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Photo 2: ‘Orchid Spray’ featured on ‘Flowers on Black’ Group

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Photo 3: ‘Gerbera on Black’ featured on ‘Your very best photography’

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Photo 4: ‘Seeds of Wonder’ featured on ‘Nuts, seeds and berries’ group

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Look closer

The closer you look, the more you see.

I often marvel at the intricate details of nature. You don’t have to go far to see beauty close-up. Since it has been raining heavily this week I have been going through my archives of floral photos and found these.

Photo 1: Poppy Central

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Photo 2: Black-eyed Susan

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Photo 3: Dahlia details

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Photo 4: Fern frond

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Dancing in the rain

It’s the first day of winter and although we are not expecting snow here we have had some very welcome rain showers. Was a great opportunity to capture some raindrops on petals. They remind me of one of my favorite quotes.

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Photo 1: Raindrops on Geraniums

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Photo 2 Society Garlic in the rain

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Photo 3: Rain kissed Geraniums

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Autumn glory

Morning sunlight kisses Autumn leaves unveiling their colorful and warm delights. Sometimes it’s worth waking up on a cold and crisp Fall morning to see the wonderful display of autumnal hues in the garden.

Photo 1: Autumn Glory

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Photo 2: Fall hues

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Photo 3: Japanese Maple in Fall

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Photo 4: Autumnal Delight

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