D178-2012 Rudbeckia, species or variety unknown, but probably Rudbeckia hirta, aka Black-eyed Susan
Family Asteraceae . . . Native to North America
Look closely and see the bright yellow pollen just beginning to form on the outer rim of the dark center of the flower.
Toledo Botanical Garden, Ohio
June 27, 2012
(nex5n) - arctangent
Not everyone likes to see photos with digital frames. But most people prefer frames for the art they hang on their walls. I'm ambivalent about it myself at times. But I like to try different things, and I'm at the very bottom of the learning curve when it comes to adding 'frames' to my pictures. I've decided to upload some alternative framed versions of some of my images here, and collect others for which I have only uploaded a framed version. I very possibly will keep tinkering with the presentation of particular shots, trying to see how different frames, etc., affect my own reaction to the basic pictures.
I'm hoping that by viewing a lot of my efforts side by side, I can get a sense of whether I'm learning from earlier mistakes and lapses of taste (and there certainly are some of those!) I decided to keep the bad and the ugly along with the good. Maybe the latter will motivate me to go back and correct some of those paste gaffs.
Your reactions, pro and con, and your suggestions for improvements or for different things to try, are welcome. Also, if you'd like to see an unframed version of any of these shots, and I haven't indicated in the caption where there might already be an uploaded version, just email me (see my profile for my email address).