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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 24 July 2009 in Plant & Nature.

Taken last week at Longwood Gardens, PA, USA. Outdoors, tripod, natural light, macro lens.

NIKON D300 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 200 105 mm


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GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

This looks like fireworks against a green sky. Lovely.

24 Jul 2009 5:40am

Dulcie from Danville, United States

A pretty unglamoress name for such a handsome flower. You've caught nature's handiwork gloriously, Anita.

24 Jul 2009 5:57am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

"Sneezeweed" ? . . what a happy name ! It looks very powerful and purposeful, hafta say.

24 Jul 2009 6:31am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Interesting flower Anita. I never sow this one. Is it in a full bloom or is it already fading away? I ask because of the pale colour of petals and also because of the shape of the petals. I like the contrast between colours of petals and nice green background. I think that it would look beautifully also with higher aperture and whole "ball" sharp. Very good image anyway.

24 Jul 2009 7:03am

Paul Michko from Exton, United States

Stunning capture, Anita.

24 Jul 2009 8:39am

Mary from exton, United States

You make flowers come alive!

24 Jul 2009 12:10pm

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

Ha... HA... HAAA... CHOOO!! totally gives that here-I-am-ready-to-make-you-sneeze feel - great shot & title Anita

24 Jul 2009 1:04pm

Trina from Philadelphia, United States

Never heard of this one before...should it make me want to sneeze? Great photo Anita!

24 Jul 2009 1:22pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Have never heard of 'sneezeweed'. Love the color and the spherical center.

24 Jul 2009 4:38pm

Tamara Tantrum from Fort Myers, FL, United States

wow! Interesting bloom.

24 Jul 2009 6:38pm

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Very interesting flower. Nice capture. With my allergies, virtually any plant could be called "sneezeweed".

25 Jul 2009 12:18am

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolies couleurs.

25 Jul 2009 5:48pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I've been identifying and cataloging my wildflower photos and when I saw this I thought sneezeweed but the orange threw me as did the big head... I was gladdened to find out I was right when I scrolled to the caption. It's a beauty.

10 Aug 2009 3:58am

@Earnest: Thanks, Earnest. I think it is a wonderful idea to catalogue your wildflower photos. You have so many and are so good at identification.

Kerri from Blacksburg, United States

Fabulous Capture Anita!!

10 Aug 2009 1:44pm

1/60 second
ISO 200
105 mm