Friends, these tiny blooms (Globe Mallow) are often overlooked because they are very tiny and sit very close to the ground in the North Dakota badlands.  To get this macro shot, one needs to lie on the ground with your nose very close to the blooms.  The camera was fitted with a 90 mm macro lens.  I did a little post-processing work to give it a fine art look, you know what that is, background dark and out of focus.  🙂  I love the bright orange colors and the blooms in all stages of opening, from the closed buds with their fine hair coverings to the full bloom.  The insects must also like them as evidenced by the pollen spilled onto the petals. til Tomorrow MJ

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on April 10, 2012, in Badlands, Nature, Wild flowers and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Beautiful image, MJ. 🙂

  2. LJ…..love it, MJ on the down-low…..kewl bean…….shalom en theos..jim

  3. Now I know I’m going to plan a trip to the Badlands. The challenge is not getting down to the lever of the flowers it’s getting back up. Great shot!

  4. Great shot, from one photographer to another! 🙂

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