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Old Jun 4, 2007, 7:15 PM   #1
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K100D with the Promaster 100 macro. Boththe flowers and the photographer were swaying in the breeze which just wouldn't let up . . . . .

Butterfly bush in bud,with bee
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Old Jun 4, 2007, 7:37 PM   #2
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Old Jun 4, 2007, 7:40 PM   #3
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pansy (different from the one in Colors of Spring)
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Nice series! I especially like the last one - any idea what it is? There's something similar in the Botanical Gardens, but I never manage as nice a picture as this one is.
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Old Jun 5, 2007, 1:22 PM   #7
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Thanks for the kind words, Harriet.

The last one is a variety ofpetunia called "Plum Crazy Madness." My wife (whose flowers these are) objected to the dead flower in the picture, but I liked the composition.

The pansy is "Ultima Morpho."

She can't think of the name of the rose at the moment, but it is a very old variety, one of the "Old Roses."

The milkweed and the all yellow one with the aphids in the other post are varieties of a wild milkweed, Asclepias curassavica, used for breeding by the Monarchs. It was waving too much in the breeze to get a really sharp image, but the colors are so naturally saturated I couldn't leave it out.

The blue Butterfly Bush(Buddleia) is a dwarf variety (name not immediately available) with very pale leaves - striking in the garden. Icouldn't catcha butterfly on it at the time, and had to settle for the bee.
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Woderful colours, I just love the Rose.
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Rodney, the rose is a Hybrid Perpetual, "La Reine." It is an Old Rose, in continuous cultivation since its introduction in France in 1842.

Thanks for looking.
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nice shots

it's nice being on a board where there is such a wealth of info.

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