Black Rose 1
The "Black Rose" succulent plant actually is a deep red/purple that is almost hard to see when the intense contrast of the center portion of light greens and reds is visible.
Hanging in the Rain
The fresh morning rain balls up on the petals and the bold purple color stands out against the greenery.
The Color of Spring
Fresh colorful flowers with buds and freshly opened petals celebrate the spring season.
The bold colors of this perfect flower, bursting with pollen, makes for a bold image.
The petals of this large flower are just about open, giving sense of motion from the inside out, while the yellow color in the center draws the eye back in.
This bright, bold flower pops with the color of fire as it fades into the background.
Purple Sage in Bloom
This close shot of a Purple Sage flower shows off the minute detail that is easy to miss walking by.
Stages of Bloom
This small Alkali Heliotrope cluster shows all the stages of bloom from bud to fully-open flower.
Green and Yellow
The small white flowers surrounded by green leaves all take on a bit of a yellow cast in this sunrise photo, giving it a very warm and pleasant color harmony.
Color and Motion
This bold flower stands out from the background, radiant and glowing.
Flower Looking Left
The strong radial color brown-yellow-green contrast with the strong right to left lines of the stem and leaves to create a dynamic feel.
Hazy Pink Flowers
What started as a mistake on my camera settings causing significant overexposure turned into a soft looking combination with the pink flowers in the foreground fading into the middle distance and backed by some pleasant out of focus greens and yellows.
At first glance, a 'normal' close shot on a pretty desert wildflower, but after a second the spiders become obvious. They are covered in white flecks of pollen which stand out against their solid dark red bodies.
One single white rose just starting to bloom is flanked by unopened buds, as the stem fades into the middle distance. A mottled green and brown backing complete this classic nature scene.
A Rose in the Rain
A single full bloom surrounded by closed buds braves the rain. Strong bright pink petals are offset by dark greenery all around, with some additional blossoms in the distance.
Short Life Expectancy
A blooming hybrid sunflower (Bush sunflower crossed with Brittlebush) stands in stark contrast to its neighbor which has recently lost all semblance of flowering.
A California Wild Rose with crisp yellow stamens surrounded by soft purple petals
Roses are Red
The soft texture of the rose petals blends into a nice mottled green background. The razor-thin focus enhances the feeling of depth.