Creeping Blue Phlox, or Forest Phlox – Phlox divaricata / Polemoniaceae

These beautiful violet blue flowers bloom April through June in rich forests and fields from Canada down to Florida in the eastern USA and as far west as Texas. The somewhat clustered blossoms open from a furled horn into 5, occasionally 6, petals with a trumpet shaped center inclosing the stamen. Leaves are 2.5 to 5 cm opposite, ovate to lanceolate on a sticky, leafy stem that is 6 to 20 inches tall.

I took this photograph in the early evening along the banks of the Sautee Creek off Lynch Mountain RD, in White County Georgia USA.

Olympus E-3 and Oly 35 mm f/3.5 lens; f/4.5 @ 1/15 sec, ISO 400

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My focus as a photographer and digital artist ranges from traditional photography to PhotoArt compilation and the less explored world of abstract design created with natural elements such as smoke, oil and water.

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  • calves
    calvesabout 5 years ago

    So beautiful Richard!!!

  • Thanks again Claudia for all your nice comments :)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 5 years ago

    Now this is what I call a REAL flower Richard! Lovely colours and composition!

  • Well, yes but the other one had cool reflections and you could use it for dipping soup :D

    – Richard G Witham

  • monaiman
    monaimanabout 5 years ago

    Nice composition, beautiful colours !!! love it !

  • Thank again Mona for all your wonderful comments on my work :)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 5 years ago

    this is a great shot Richard………I love the hues of blue/lilac. I also like the addition of your second view on the side,,,,,,,,,very well done

  • Thank you Vickie :)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolabout 5 years ago

    Your macro work is exceptional! Love the color of these beauties!

  • Wow, thanks for the great comment Joni :)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 5 years ago

    This is awesome Richard!! The color and lighting in this shot is excellent and the DOF perfect!!

  • Thank you so much Blair. I really appreciate your comments :)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 5 years ago

    Very beautiful image!

  • KcranmerArt
    KcranmerArtabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous!! Love the softness and focus!

  • Thank you so much for your nice comment :)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations Richard!

  • Wow! Thank you so much for honoring my work :)

    – Richard G Witham

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    NatureGreeting...about 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS! Richard, very beautiful shots of the Blue Phlox! Well done!!…Carolyn

  • Thank you so much Carolyn :)

    – Richard G Witham

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