“It gives me great pleasure,” Einstein once said, “to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.” The tiny, five-petaled flower of the pentas lanceolata usually blooms in clusters, which is why this nonconforming, solitary blossom caught my eye (and the warm focus of my macro lens). Photographed in Coral Springs, Florida, February 2, 2014. Higher resolution versions of this photo can be viewed at 500px.com.
Love your comment. Sometimes I get lucky. So true then the fun of finding how to make the luck work again.
Yep—that pretty much describes it!
How odd. I have pentas all over the place, but I never saw a blossom with only one little floweret! (I thought the name was “Pinta”…) This is so pretty with the wonderful bokeh. These little flowers are hard to photograph. I finally gave up. You’ve managed to make this little one float on the image. Really nice, Kenn. Good to see you too! 🙂
Thank you, George. You are so right—because they’re so tiny and grow in bunches, trying to get a focused macro of a bunch of them is tricky. I got lucky with this loner. 🙂
Different is good, and this one is most definitely beautiful, Kenn.
Have a wonderful day!
Thank you, my friend. Hope you have a wonderful day, too!
It stands out in beauty.
What a lovely comment–thank you, Pat!