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Reach for the Sky

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 2 May 2011 in Plant & Nature.

Bluebonnets in my yard.

The shape of the petals of the flower resembles the bonnet worn by pioneer women to shield themselves from the sun.

NIKON D5000 1/125 second F/25.0 ISO 400 129 mm (35mm equiv.)

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Super Lovely

2 May 2011 5:12am

@J.R.: Thanks.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Wonderful low PoV here ... and is that how the bluebonnet got its name? I've often wondered.

2 May 2011 10:46am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thanks. Yes, that is what I have heard about the name. It works for me.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful perspective on this shot Barbara! Well done! ;-)

2 May 2011 11:35am

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you, Eric.

Lougris from Toulouse, France

tendues vers le ciel, elles se teintent de sa couleur !!:) joli !

2 May 2011 1:23pm

@Lougris: Thanks.

Joyce Johnson from Emigrant, United States

I'm arrested! Didn't know about the bonnet shape. How sweet. That blue always truly captures me. Nature just lets go of restraint sometimes and squeezes the whole tube of paint out with a grin.

2 May 2011 2:23pm

@Joyce Johnson: Thanks for the cool comment!

franz from Baden, Austria

lovely and very appealing blue-in-blue compo, with beautiful flowers that look like lupines!

2 May 2011 3:04pm

@franz: Thanks, Franz. I always enjoy the lupines when we are in the mountains.

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Nice composition & colour.

2 May 2011 4:13pm

@Williams: Thanks!

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Good title and great perspective!

2 May 2011 4:18pm

@Shar: Thanks, Shar.

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful shot and color, well seen!

2 May 2011 7:22pm

@RBL: Thank you.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

bluebonnets are showing up on the internet everywhere. fine selective focus

2 May 2011 9:14pm

@john4jack: I'm glad they are showing up on the internet, because they are not showing up as much as usual around the state this year. ;-)

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Oh, I see now why they are called blue bonnets. Thanks for that info. Beautiful color. How nice to have these in your yard.

2 May 2011 10:55pm

@Julie Brown: Thanks, Julie. It has been so dry that there are not as many this year, but these got watered all year, and did OK.

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

These are really lovely

3 May 2011 1:39am

@J.R.: Thanks.

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Beautiful image with the sharp color and light/details! Love this Barbara, as usual!

3 May 2011 2:18am

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thanks, Pam. Nice that you are back.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Yummy! I love this angle on the flowers, and DOF on the tree above. Nice idea and execution, Barbara.

3 May 2011 8:03pm

1/125 second
ISO 400
129 mm (35mm equiv.)