An image from a rainy morning at my local botanical garden: silvery foliage bearing bright rain droplets and flower buds that could be miniature tapestries. No flowers had bloomed yet, but I know this large patch of dusty miller and its purple flowers from previous years. Note that the popular name “dusty miller” applies to many plants and flowers, so I have included the botanical name in the tags. Note: This is not selective color! The silvery gray is the natural color of dusty miller foliage! (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/160 sec., ISO 200, light rain/cloudy, handheld)
Top 10 (2nd Place tie) in “Foliage with Water Drops” challenge in Monochrome in Color (June 2013)
Top 10 (3rd place) in “Friends of 3D” challenge in 3D – Daffodils, Dahlias & Dandelions group (March 2012)
Featured in Absolute Clarity (28 March 2012)
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