Sunday, March 21, 2010

Today's Flowers, Shadow Shot Sunday / Desert Wildflowers, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California USA

I saw a lot of these orange daisy like flowers while photographing the desert wildflowers at Anza Borrego Desert State Park last weekend.
It was late afternoon and the light was illuminating their faces, but, I wanted to photograph them from their backsides to capture their transparency with perfect light like this.


I love this time of day on the desert!

Today's Flowers

Shadow Shot Sunday

18 comments:

Stine in Ontario said...

The daisies are knockouts! I really like orange flowers. :)

Patti said...

Those desert blooms are beautiful. Such vibrant shades of orange!

Ebie said...

The desert is beautiful this time of the year, a perfect day for taking shots! The bright colors are just shouting out with joy!

Ralph said...

The orange petals are brilliant, the shadows adding an almost amber highlight to each flower. I would love to see the desert in bloom, but the only time I was in the AZ desert was in the Summer - by then, the color has disappeared in the very hot climate. So your views are to savor!

Xavi said...

Happy spring!! Carolyn.
How beautiful flowers.
Have a nice week.

Carletta said...

They are beautiful! Perfect background color.
I'm amazed at all the different types of shots you got during your visit. :)

Carver said...

The lighting is wonderful on the beautiful wildflowers. Great shots.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous! Love those colors and the flowers are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the beauty, Carolyn!! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Randi said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! Love the vibrant colours and I can´t believe there are such beautiful flowers in the desert, but I have read that due to lots of rain, the flowers are blooming very good this spring. Thanks for sharing!

Martha Z said...

I didn't see these on my visit. They are lovely with the light shining through.

Those sculptures were on Di Giorgio Rd, I think at Big Horn Rd. I thought I saw some other sculptures further on down Big Horn but didn't investigate. The van doesn't turn in short distances and I didn't know were Big Horn went.

Dimple said...

Those are beautiful!

Lily Hydrangea said...

These flowers are so rich and vibrant. I love how the sun changes the petals creating different shades of orange.

Lily Hydrangea said...

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wanderlust said...

So colorful and cheerful!

happilyretired said...

Lovely orange blossoms here and kewl egret reflection in the previous post.
Hugs and blessings,

Kathy said...

We certainly have beautiful desert flowers this year, don't we?
Kathy (AZ)

Elaine said...

Carolyn....I can see you're also enjoying the desert wildflowers this year. I love the little orange daisy-like flowers too. :)

Tammy Lee Carpentier Bradley said...

Thank you for sharing your flowers with us. Tam

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