As much as I love our state flower, the bold orange California poppy, I love it even more when contrasted against another native wildflower, the purple-blue arroyo lupine. Roadside location in spring, Southern California; botanical names in tags. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 169mm [338mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], f/6.3, 1/250 sec., ISO 250, late morning sun, handheld.) The background texture is Dove Wings from the Artiste collection at Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.
Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (October 2012)
*Featured in Summer 2014 Newsletter of South Coast Botanic Garden
Top 10 in “A Passion for Purple” challenge in Wildflowers of North America group (February 2013)