Three's A Crowd

© Murry Grigsby

Three's A Crowd

Uploaded: June 10, 2003


These are called Indian Blankets or Fire Wheels and are part of my "encouraged" wild flowers. Shot with a 100mm macro and cropped in PS7.


Judith G. Secco June 10, 2003

Another outstanding shot, Murry. This is just beautiful!
Judy #39219

Darren K. Fisher May 26, 2019

Well done Murry. Im really liking the DOF you have went with and your colors are beautiful!!! #112248

Suzy Baines May 26, 2019

Nice work Murray , The reds and yellows against the green has such a visual impact. Just nature at work again . Great macro shot

Suzy Baines #112259

Joy Brown May 26, 2019

Great colors, Murry! #112276

May 26, 2019

What a great flower and image !
I have these in my garden but they never look this good! #112280

Colette M. Metcalf May 26, 2019

Excellent, Murry!! Love the colors #112292

Gene Spears May 26, 2019

great shot, super color! Our flowers in OR just won't cooperate and line up the way yours in TX do. #112300

Charlene Bayerle May 26, 2019

Another beautiful photo Murry. I really love looking at your photos every day. #112307

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 26, 2019

A great one Murry! Love the rich colors, and your DOF! #112308

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Not a crowd at all!! Love these guys!! #112319

Patricia Marroquin May 26, 2019

Love your composition, Murry. Now would you please "encourage" them to come plant themselves at my house? #112346

Darren M. Alexander May 26, 2019

A definite keeper! :-) #112372

Murry Grigsby May 26, 2019

Thanks, Y'all! Here's my secret--in early October I throw the seeds in a bowl and mix them up for a few minutes. I broadcast the seed by hand onto bare raked ground. I tamp them down gently with the rake and keep them moist for a couple weeks. In the spring its a wild flower meadow. Thanks again, Judy, Darren, Suzy, Joy, Sharon, Colette, Gene, Char, Claudia, Carolyn, Patricia and Darren. You folks are so kind! #112427

Leanne M.E. Boyd May 26, 2019

Great shot Murry. I like the rich colour and composition. #112432

Patricia Marroquin May 26, 2019

Wow, that sounds easy! I think even I could do that! LOL! Thanks, Murry. #112440

Murry Grigsby May 26, 2019

Thanks, Leanne. Patricia, it looked like I got about a 60% return. There were a few no-shows. #112484

Dottie Shepherd May 26, 2019

Another Great One, Murry...!!!!!!! #112573

Kathleen Clemons May 26, 2019

Really enjoy these wildflower shots, Murry. Hope there are more to come! :) #112581

Murry Grigsby May 26, 2019

Thanks, Dottie and Kathleen. #112587

Robert Mann level-classic May 26, 2019

Perfect exposure and glorious colors, Murry! This is super! RoB #112607

Murry Grigsby May 26, 2019

Thanks, Rob. #112638

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Murry, Leena and I really enjoyed these Texas Wildflowers. Great job capturing the colors and details so well... Jeff #112650

Murry Grigsby May 26, 2019

Thanks, Jeff and Leena. Check out my post tomorrow for the star of my wild patch--the rose mallow :0) #112667

Evy Johansen level-classic May 26, 2019

Outstanding - very good DOF! #112793

Lem Metro May 26, 2019

Beautiful, Murry! Well thought out, with fantastic results.. #112833

Murry Grigsby May 26, 2019

Thank you, Evy and Lem. #113421

Patricia Marroquin July 07, 2003

Boy, you must be busy counting up your wins for June, Murry. LOL! Congrats! #134867

Evy Johansen level-classic July 07, 2003

Wow - maybe it's here I shall say: Congrats with all ... :-) Many congratulations, Murry with this one too!!!!! Well deserved! Beautiful shot! #134883

Kathleen Clemons July 07, 2003

Congrats again, Murry!! :) #135066

Leanne M.E. Boyd July 07, 2003

Congratulations, Murry!!!! #135234

Wolfgang Dolak July 07, 2003

Congrats on all your wins, Murry! Each and every one well-deserved!
birdie #135398

Claudia Kuhn level-classic July 07, 2003

Congratulations on another nice shot Murry! #135422

Darren K. Fisher July 07, 2003

Boy you are on a roll, congrats to you yet again. #135571

Murry Grigsby July 07, 2003

Thanks, Patricia, Evy, Kathleen, Leanne, Birdie, Claudia and Darren. It seems to be feast or famine with my entries and the judges rarely pick the ones I really like so I just go with the flow. When I first started I was trying to win the contest and now I just make my posts and enjoy all the talented photographers here at BetterPhoto. Thanks for your support and sharing your visions with me :0) #135709

Judith G. Secco July 07, 2003

You really do have a wonderful talent, Murry. Congratulations again and again.
Judy #135910

Murry Grigsby July 07, 2003

Thanks, Judy :0) #136046

Elizabeth A. Zibas July 07, 2003

Congrats Murry. I love your composition and your dof on this one. Nicely done. #136170

Murry Grigsby July 07, 2003

Thanks, Betsy :0) #136218

Gene Spears July 07, 2003

a favorite of mine! I love the composition and DOF - a winner!! #136248

Murry Grigsby July 07, 2003

Thanks, Gene :0) Did you hear that Jim? LOL! #136263

America B July 07, 2003

Yet another, Congrats! #136288

Murry Grigsby July 07, 2003

Thanks, America :0) #136289

LJ Corliss level-classic July 07, 2003

Congrats to you :) #136523

Murry Grigsby July 07, 2003

Thanks, LJ :0) #136734

Dottie Shepherd July 07, 2003

Congrats, Murry..!!!! #136863

Gabriela Cunha July 08, 2003

Wow! how do you feel with so many "nominations"?
gy #137079

Murry Grigsby July 08, 2003

Thanks, Dottie and Gaby :0) #137255

Mary-Ella Bowles level-deluxe July 08, 2003

A pleasing image with perfect use of DOF, and a great title. It's a beauty! Congrats, Murry!! #137492

Murry Grigsby July 08, 2003

Thanks, Mary-Ella :0) #137593

Ellen Peach level-classic July 08, 2003

Beautiful, Murry....congratulations and good luck! #137638

Murry Grigsby July 08, 2003

Thanks you, Ellen. #137790

Cheryl Meisel July 10, 2003

Very pretty Murry. These are a very stand out beautiful flower but I love how you managed a nice softness to them. :) Congrats! Cheryl #139338

Murry Grigsby July 10, 2003

Thank you, Cheryl. #139422

Ron Goldman July 14, 2003

Congratulations on your win Murry!!! #142142

Dolores Neilson July 14, 2003

Big congrats Murry!! I thought I had commented on all your finalists...golly, I missed this??!

A fine win indeed, dear Murry!! I love this! #142170

Kathleen Clemons July 14, 2003

Congrats, Murry! I'm sure you'll be pleased to come home and find this win! :) #142175

Gabriela Cunha July 14, 2003

:) gy #142198

Leanne M.E. Boyd July 14, 2003

Congratulations, Murry. #142251

Serena Pierce level-deluxe July 14, 2003

Congratulations Murry! All of your finalist shots were great! #142311

Elizabeth Stiles July 14, 2003

A beautiful one Murry, I've never seen this kind until now! Congratulations!! #142361

Dottie Shepherd July 14, 2003

Congratulations, Murry...Great Job..!!! #142397

Cathy Shotz July 14, 2003

Murry...this is beautiful and so deserving of a win. Congratulations. #142497

Charlene Bayerle July 14, 2003

Congratulations Murry on your win!! #142518

Evy Johansen level-classic July 14, 2003

Congratulations on your well deserved win! #142559

Jean Papo July 14, 2003

Add me to the long list of admirers of you and this photo in particular! Beautiful DOF! Love hearing how you plant your wildflower garden too - inspiring if it brings forth beauties like this! Congratulations, Murry!!!!! #142568

Patrick Campbell July 14, 2003

Big congrats on your perfectly composed wildflower win! I hope to have my own flower patch to shoot next spring.... #142597

Jean-Francois Schmutz July 15, 2003

A big bravo on your win, Murry !
I'm always glad to find your images on the contest winner of the month !

JF #142615

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic July 15, 2003

Wow- this is great, Murry! I really like the repetition of the flower, which creates lots of depth. Congrats:-) #142665

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe July 15, 2003

Darn, took me a week to get to the bottom of all the comments! Congrats!!! #142723

Joy Brown July 15, 2003

Big Congrats, Murry, on your second place win with this wonderful image! #142774

Darren K. Fisher July 15, 2003

Congratulations Murry!!!! #142786

June Marie Sobrito July 15, 2003

Congratulations on your win!! Well done! #142799

Colette M. Metcalf July 15, 2003

Congatulations, Murry!! Well deserved!! #142804

Don Rawlyk July 15, 2003

Outstanding capture Murry. Love the composition and DOF. Very nicely done...congrats #142809

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict July 15, 2003

Congrats Murry - this one is a beauty!! #142888

Judith G. Secco July 15, 2003

Congratulations, Murry. This is just one beautiful shot!
Judy #142913

Bernard B. Travers July 15, 2003

There you go with that photographer stuff again. CONGRATS GOOD BUDDY. MANY HAPPY RETURNS. #142972

Donna R. Moratelli July 15, 2003

Congratulations Murry! Well deserved! #142993

Carl D. Miller July 15, 2003

Congrats Murry! #143001

Richard P. Morin July 15, 2003

Congratulations Murry on another winner!! #143012

Gerda Grice level-deluxe July 15, 2003

Pretty flowers very well composed and shot! Congratulations on your win, Murray! #143177

Guy D. Biechele level-classic July 15, 2003

Congrats, on this finely crafted, colorful shot! It's really a beauty, Murray. #143234

Michael F. Millay July 15, 2003

Wow ! 16 Thousand Comments on your One Photo - I couldn't even READ them All !!

Just wanted to say : GODD 4 U ! me Compadre !

As U Well know, this shot would have been very Forgettable, if NOT For the (intentionally) Out-of-Focus REPEATING SHAPES AND COLORS
in the BackGround.

Wish you could sell your Compliments for A Buck A piece ?? You could Go on Vacation !!
> > Yer Photo Bud > > Sharpshooter #143321

Patricia Marroquin July 16, 2003

Three's a crowd, and this one sure stood out in a big crowd. Congrats, Murry! #143735

Monika Sapek July 16, 2003

Beautiful colors and composition, Murry! I just love the touch of yellow on the petals. Many congratulations on you second place win, Murry!

Murry Grigsby July 17, 2003

Hi everyone and thanks for all your kind congrats. I found a PC that I could jump on long enough to pick up my e-mails and peek at the June winners. What a great bunch of photos and I'm honored to be amoung them :0) Let me include a blurb that my son sent me about my oldest grandson, Josh. If anyones if Philly Saturday night and likes rock music here's the scoop:
Subject: Free Concert at the TLA in Philadelphia this Saturday Night
Category: General

Arms of Orionfeaturing Josh Grigsby (Jim's son) on drums has been
as one of four finalists in Y-100's "Big Break" contest. Their demo was
selected as one of the four best from over 500 submissions made to the
station. The finalists will perform in a free show at the TLA (Theater
Living Arts) on South Street in Philadelphia this Saturday night.
music industry judges will select a winner who will play the side stage
the Lollapalooza festival at the Tweeter Center on July 27th.

The free show at the TLA is this Saturday night. Doors open at 6 PM and
Arms of Orionwill be playing last at about 9:30 PM. If you're free and
enjoy good local music, come out and support the band! To sample their
music, go to and follow the "media" link to get to
their site. Also, for more information on the "Big Break"
go to For directions to the TLA go to I hope to see some of you there. Arms of
would really appreciate the support. Thanks.

Also, Arms of Orionwill be appearing live on the Y-100 morning show
tomorrow (7/18) between 9 and 10 AM.



Elizabeth A. Zibas July 22, 2003

A big congrats to you Murry. What a wonderful image. #148092

Barbara K. Breitsameter July 22, 2003

Hi Murry! I am finally getting around to congratulate you on this well deserve win. Superb DOF, clarity and detail on this lovely macro. #148392

Conrad L. Conero July 23, 2003

Missed this one, Murry. Congratulations.
Conrad #148856

Murry Grigsby July 25, 2003

Thanks, Betsy, Barbara and Conrad. Sorry I'm so slow to answer :0) #150200

Karen Seargeant July 29, 2003

Great image, Murry. I am just now catching up with the winners. Congrats! #152398

Murry Grigsby July 29, 2003

Thanks, Karen :0) #152527

Ellen Peach level-classic July 29, 2003

I'm just catching up too...a big congrats to you, Murry! #152608

Murry Grigsby July 29, 2003

Thank you, Ellen. #152609

Jean Papo August 17, 2003

Murry, a BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ON YOUR WIN WITH THIS BEAUTY!!! Sorry, I'm behind... SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Well-deserved!!! #169958

Murry Grigsby August 17, 2003

With all you do, Jean, I can't imagine you'd ever be caught up :0) Thanks for taking time to have a look and comment. I bet you were surprised at which of your photos won in July (or maybe not). I certainly was but heck at that point it's just nice to win. Congrats on hanging in there and getting the job done. Now you need to get the GP!! #170079

Jean Papo August 17, 2003

Ah, Murry, you're too sweet! (and always the life of the betterphoto party too) Wish we lived closer so we could have a mini-celebration! How bout a virtual one? I'll bring the drinks and we'll toast to each other at 9 tonight! Bring the wife and quilts...hubby used my win as a chance to get a cigar. (UGH! even outside, UGH!) Actually, I was rooting for my little anteater...crazy "mom" that I am...Again, congratulations, on your win, Murry! You deserve to be in the winners circle!! #170205

Michael F. Millay August 19, 2003

2 nd Place ! Good enough FOR Ya' Me Compadre !

I read your Comments - Waaaaasaaaaayyy above. About TRYING to win - about YOUR Favorites falling by the Wayside - now "Going with the Flow", etc.
I CAN relate, and whole- Heartedly Concur !
Now when I View MOST of the (300 + ? ) "Finalists" on ANY month - I am astounded ! SUCH Excellence. OUTStanding Stuff.
They are what I call "Photographer's Photos".
I am HUMBLED and amazed at Sooo Many BEAUTIFUL - Excellent works - Ya - WOW !
Usualy 1 or 2 out of 10 "PLACE" Winners - I think
WHAT ? This ? ... is BETTER Than (a Certain ) Other ??!!??
And, Call me what U will, But I will bet MY $100
to Your DIME that at least One of the "Judges"
( WHO ARE They? ) is a Woman. There are Far Too many HORSE - - and Simple Kid, or Baby Shots Winning!
And whille I am BITCHING - Well FIRST Asuume I send 99 KUDOS to B P - 'Cuz I DO. BUT ...
I do not think it is Right, or Fair - that ONE person should ever win MORE THAN ONE "PLACE"
Award - in the SAME - ONE Month !
With Over 6,000 entries per month ?? NOT Right!
(was that MORE than "2 Cents Worth ? )
Do Not feel you need to Reply to this.
I would be SICK of TYPING - if I were you!
Rock on ! ... Sharpshooter

Murry Grigsby August 19, 2003

Thanks again, Jean! Michael, as far as I know the judges never see the name of the entrants until after all the finalists and winners are picked. So I guess it is conceivable that one person could win all the places :0) That would be something if it happened. But over all I think they do the best they can having to deal with so many entries each month. I can't think of a better way of doing it but it would be intersting if there was a peoples choice each month. #172506

Gordon McGregor April 05, 2004

I'll just comment on one image, though all of the shots in your gallery are beautiful. You have some really lovely photographs here.



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