Here is my entry for Ann-Christine from Lens-Artists Photo A Week Challenge.
My first favorite is a purple Tulip. Why you ask? It’s the first flower that I remember blooming when I lived along the shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota when I was little.
My all time favorite flower are dahlias. Why you ask? I didn’t realize when we moved to Canby, Oregon that it was the home of the largest dahlia farm in all of North and Central America. In most summers, the dahlia fields are a home away from home for me. I love the fields and dahlias are so photogenic in my opinion. The reason why dahlias come in so many colors, shapes and varieties is because dahlias are octoploids which means they have eight chromosomes. Most flowers have two sets of chromosomes.
Another favorite flower are bearded irises. Why you ask? I adore how majestic they are. They are difficult to photograph because they are long and thin. I believe I have mastered how to take a good photo.
Another of my favorite flowers, but I don’t get a chance to photograph them that often are water lilies and lotus flowers. Why you ask? They are always so photogenic and sometimes appear to look like a watercolor painting.
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