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Uploaded: March 11, 2012 06:35:38 | Entered: August 30, 2014 16:56:23



When the windflowers begin popping up in your garden, you know it's Spring in Texas. Members of the anemone family, they're here such a brief while but always kind of give a "lift to the spirit" by being one of the first TX wildflowers to set the stage for our annual mass of springtime blooms.


Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Monnie Ryan March 11, 2012

Just beautiful, Val - and a wonderful way to usher in the spring season! #1448904

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 11, 2012

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Hi Valarie,Beautiful springtime capture my friend.It's been so warm here I've been out shooting our Golden Hills in bloom.I hope all is well with you and your family!!!!

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe March 11, 2012

A beautiful duo! The first flowers of spring really lift the spirit!!! #10032884

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 11, 2012

You have captured these wildflowers Beautifully!! #10032908

Gord MacEachern March 11, 2012

How could this not give one a lift, Were still waiting for the snow to leave!!
The composition, comp,colors and detail are expertly presented!!! #10032978

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 11, 2012

Outstanding details and capture, Val Perfect!! #10033058

Don Christiana March 11, 2012

Beautiful image of Texas wildflower duo to showcase the start of spring. Val, as always perfect macro, color and detail. Have a great day. OH Yes ... thanks for the rain as promised. #10033074

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 11, 2012

Happy to oblige, Donald! :) #10033084

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe March 11, 2012

Wow beautiful full frame image with exquisite detail. Just lovely.

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 11, 2012

We are beginning to see a few blooms down on the border but we still have way too much violence a stones throw away in Mexico. Living in a war zone is a bit different. #10033380

Debbie Bray March 11, 2012

Just superb, truly!! I run out of the right words to say, Val. Just so very well done! #10033545

Michelle Alton March 11, 2012

Exquisite, Val. #10033559

Julianne Bradford March 11, 2012

Twin beauties Valarie! Lovely work! #10033657

Carol L. Fowler March 11, 2012

Just beautiful! Bet you can't wait for those fields of bluebells! #10033837

Terry Cervi level-classic March 11, 2012

How beautiful, Ms. V!! I've never heard of Windflowers and they're just so pretty! The detail and colors are perfect!! #10033848

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe March 11, 2012

Wow, what a beautiful pair these two are, Val! Gorgeous colors, comp, clarity and BG! A superb floral!! #10033867

Rona L. Schwarz March 12, 2012

These are lovely, Val! Have never heard of or seen them before but they look so delicate and dainty. Are they small? And what a terrific composition with the two of them overlapping like this against a black background. Love the details. I always think of Lady Bird when I hear about TX wildflowers - springtime in TX must be such a special time! #10035580

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 13, 2012

Springtime in TX can indeed be spectacular, Rona, thanks to a large part to Lady Bird Johnson's efforts and her ongoing legacy. We were lucky in the first 3 months of 2012 where sufficient rain fell to counteract our drought conditions enough to give the beauties a jump start. Windflowers are small - less than an inch, grow from tiny tubers and pop up annually in early spring. Love to see them - makes me know the bluebonnets and other wildflowers are just around the corner!

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments. Much appreciated! #10035809

Tammy Espino March 13, 2012

So beautiful!! :) But I wouldn't expect less!! #10036931

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna March 13, 2012

LOVELY and soft with wonderful clarity, Val! :-) k #10037095

Leslie McLain level-classic March 14, 2012

Beautiful capture and details, Val. Hope to get to Texas for the wildflower season next year. I was there many years ago and the wildflowers are amazing. #10037699

Julie Burnett March 15, 2012

They are gorgeous, Val, astounding clarity, your macros are an inspiration!! #10039097

Rony Sagy March 15, 2012

Beautiful spring capture, Val. As always, so perfect. #10039373

Anthony G. Comella March 16, 2012

Super beautiful, love the composition, colors and lighting! Awesome!!!!!!! #10040999

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe March 17, 2012

A duo of perfection!! I am so jealous of what's to come if this is just the beginning. Fab as always Val. #10041542

Patricia Seidler March 18, 2012

Great closeup Val. Love the colors and super detail! It looks like you are mastering your new camera!! #10043049

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 21, 2012

How wonderful to see another member of the pretty anemone family, Val! I recognize the center. Anemone grow wild all through the Rockies and we have some in our front and back yard as well. The lady of the woods who lived at our house before me said she used to gather seeds in the Rockies and spread them in the yard here to see what would grow. I'm so glad she did this and now I do the same. This month I'll wander in the yard spinning and skipping around in slow motion circles to let my anticipated seeds blow around! HA! Now there is a picture! (Do you think wearing chiffon would be overkill?)

Thanks for sharing from your part of the planet! :D

-LOTW #10048014

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 25, 2012

Beautiful composition, colors and clarity Val, love it!

joann c. #10053679

Debbie Bray April 01, 2012

You're another Texan! Seems to be lots here! :) What a beautiful wildflower, Val! You've captured the centre of it exquisitely! Lovely sharp detail, as always!! #10070883

Dayna Cain level-classic April 02, 2012

Val, this is perfection! #10071787

Reynaldo D. Reyes April 04, 2012

Your capture of this lovely duo sets the tone for the flowering season and it's so inspirational. Looking forward to seeing all the Spring blooms and colors. So exciting! #10075758

Marijana Fajgl September 21, 2014

What a beautiful capture and a perfect title, Val! Big congratulations! #11139283

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 21, 2014

Happy Happy Finalist, Congratulations again my Texas friend. #11139458

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 21, 2014

Another wonderful finalist. Congrats again, Val. #11139555

Liz blahh September 21, 2014

Congrats on your beautiful finalist! #11139831

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 21, 2014

Congrats again, Val, love the interaction! #11140041

Robert R. Goodman September 21, 2014

Hi Valarie,A big Congratulations my friend!! #11140300

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 22, 2014

Congratulations Valarie on this amazing Finalist! #11140634

Carol L. Fowler September 22, 2014

Beautiful Finalist! Glad you brought it back! #11141203

Terry Cervi level-classic September 22, 2014

You have had quite a month, Ms.V!! Congrats on another well deserved finalist! #11141489

Diane E. Deming level-classic September 23, 2014

Love the clarity on this one, Val. Beautifully done. Congratulations on your finalist! #11141726

Nadia Paul September 23, 2014

Congrats on this and all your beautiful finalists and SF's my friend - so well deserved! #11142573

Carol Eade level-addict September 25, 2014

Just beautiful, Val! Congratulations on your second place!

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 25, 2014

Beautiful indeed; love the clarity throughout. Congratulations! #11143989

Don Christiana September 25, 2014

A HUGE CONGRATS Val on your stunning Gold Winner. WTO #11144008

Terry Cervi level-classic September 25, 2014

Congrats on your gorgeous win, Ms.V! WTG!! #11144107

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 25, 2014

Congratulations Val on your gold winner. #11144157

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 25, 2014

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Val. #11144228

Robert R. Goodman September 25, 2014

Hi Valarie,Congratulations on you beautiful win my friend!!! #11144291

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 25, 2014

Huge congrats on your win, Val, for this marvelous image! #11144295

Marijana Fajgl September 25, 2014

This is a well deserved gold, Val! Huge congratulations, my friend! #11144320

Barbara Socor September 25, 2014

Such a very lovely composition...Beautifully captured and presented, Val....Congrats on your gold! #11144351

Lindley Johnson level-classic September 25, 2014

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Val - interesting information, too! #11144354

Anita Hogue September 25, 2014

Beautiful! Congratulations on your win! #11144407

Bill Whala September 25, 2014

What a gorgeous image this is. Huge congratulations on this fine winner, Val!! #11144426

Lana Arcemont September 25, 2014

Lovely detail and capture, Val! Congratulations on your win!!! #11144508

Ellen Hodges September 25, 2014

Strictly a fabulous winner, Val!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! #11144660

Leslie McLain level-classic September 25, 2014

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Val. #11144756

Michele Peterson level-classic September 25, 2014

Wow, the details you captured are perfectly pretty! I love the description on this photo, I've never heard of windflowers, but sure would love to see a field of them! Congratulations on your win, Val, it's very beautiful. #11144825

Stephen Zacker September 26, 2014

Like the way you filled the frame. They look very happy :-) Congratulations #11145073

Eivor Kuchta September 26, 2014

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Val! So pretty flowers and wonderful treatment! #11145253

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 26, 2014

Super Gold 2nd Place Winner Val, congratulations! #11145411

Kathy Shogren September 26, 2014

Beautiful lighting, color, and details. Congrats Val on your POTD! #11145473

Diane E. Deming level-classic September 26, 2014

Another fantastic win, Val, on this outstanding shot! Congratulations! #11145493

Barbara Waldoch September 26, 2014

Terrific work, congratulations! #11145746

Nadia Paul September 26, 2014

Congrats on this wonderful and well deserved winner my friend! #11145817

Colette M. Metcalf September 27, 2014

Huge congrats to you on your GOLD, Val!!!! #11145898

Patrick Rouzes September 28, 2014

CONGRATS on this amazing winner, Val. WTG, my friend.

Lydia Williams level-deluxe September 29, 2014

Beautiful, Val,...congratulations! #11147485

Carol Eade level-addict September 29, 2014

A beautiful winner. Congratulations, Val! #11147957

Karen Bacon October 01, 2014

This is gorgeous, Val.I love how the two flowers seem to be floating in space.A big congratulations on your win! #11149188

Mary K. Robison April 27, 2016

I wish I could spare the week it would take to congratulate you on all your All-Time EP's, Val. This capture is special not only for its wonderful colors and details, but also because of its unique place among Texas flowers, per your fascinating description. Lovely work!! #11466859

James Kooper April 29, 2016

How beautiful the they are looking together! I did hear about Windflowers but seeing them for the first time. Its beautiful. #11467251

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