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Old Jun 16, 2011, 12:44 PM   #1
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Fiirst a Mallow and then Cabbage Whites on Erigeron (the first "SeaBreeze", a variety of E. Glacus, a California native, the second another cultivar (with a blue Lobelia in the background). K5 and Sigma 70-300 APO Macro.

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Old Jun 16, 2011, 12:53 PM   #2
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Nice series. I like number 3, great composition. Plenty of colors.
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 8:55 PM   #3
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Wonderfully sharp & colorful images - even these common little butterflies look great in your lovely garden!
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 9:49 PM   #4
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Very nice photos! So the first flower is a Mallow? I've seen them in the botanical garden but didn't know what they were. They are hard to photograph well - if I expose for the very dark center I blow out the white petals. If I expose for the petals it's sometimes hard to bring out detail in the center. But they are sure pretty. Love the butterflies!
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 10:13 PM   #5
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Beautiful photos Pen. #3 is my favorite -- items both in-focus and out of focus are so colorful and varied, my eye kept darting around from one thing to another for quite a while!
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Beautiful, Pen!
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Old Jun 18, 2011, 11:37 AM   #7
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Thanks Zuken, mole, mtnman, and GW for looking and commenting so favorably.

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Very nice photos. So the first flower is a Mallow? I've seen them in the botanical garden but didn't know what they were.
Thanks Harriet. This mallow is the Venice Mallow or "Flower-of-an-hour" so called since the blooms are so short lived. Its scientific name is Hibiscus trionum, native to Europe and a common garden flower widely introduced in this country. They seed readily, and even grow from broken pieces, so they spread easily and thus are considered weeds in some parts of the country. Each of the striped bladder-like structures you can see under the petals in the photo is a calyx, containing seeds from previous flowers.
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Great detail you have captured, I also like the 3rd

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