A Photographer’s View of Flowers


Today’s photos are from Deagmund Robinson, a gardener and photographer in Atlanta who has combined a love of flowers and photography skills to capture plants in beautiful and unusual ways.

close up of yellow dandelion on a black backgroundThis dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) ended up being one of the prettiest shots I’ve taken. I’m a believer that even a weed can be a beautiful flower.

close up of orange and yellow sunflower with half the petals wiltingThis image is one of my first pictures, and this sunflower (Helianthus annuus, annual) was my first one I photographed and grew. It involved a lot of trail and error, but my babies finally grew.

close up of red rose covered in rain dropsAfter a fresh rain, these beautiful roses stood out. I was surprised I caught them on camera.

close up of a bee-looking fly in the middle of a pink flowerI caught this beautiful bee trying to sting me, but it ended up landing, which made for a beautiful shot. Can you imagine me running around the garden with a camera trying not to get stung but admiring this beauty? (Editor’s note: This little insect is a fly—which can’t sting—that looks like a bee. And on purpose! Many species of flies mimic the yellow stripes of bees in order to scare off potential predators. Looks like it worked!)

a wilting dusty pink rose against a wooden fenceAs the seasons began to change over and the roses started wilting, I caught this image. It is one of the last roses before I trimmed them down, still standing tall and beautiful.

close up of a white daisy flower against a black backgroundBeautiful daisies (Leucanthemum × superbum, Zones 5–9) like this mesmerize me with their detail. I love flowers, and this is one of my favorites.

If you want to see more beautiful photography, check out Deagmund’s Instagram page: @theflowerfromtheconcrete

 

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