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Devils Paintbrush

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 21 August 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This is the other reason why I had a bright flower yesterday - to prepare your eyes for this jazzy wildflower! This is an Orange Hawkweed, (Hieracium aurantiacum). It is also known as a "Devil's Paintbrush." The blossom here is about 1" in diameter. We spotted it while visiting our daughter in Vermont last month, our 7 year old grandson Ryan, noticed these in the field. He has quite an eye for nature and he is also VERY interested in photography! By the way, I double checked my extended photo info and it indicates that no flash was used. This is the sun and the camera - that's it. This is a bright flower.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/250 second F/6.3 ISO 100 180 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

OLYMPUS E-510
1/250 second
F/6.3
ISO 100
180 mm

orange
hawkweed
hieracium
aurantiacum