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188/365: "Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul." ~ Democritus

188/365: "Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul." ~ Democritus
2 more pictures in notes above! :)

Today was Steve's Sunday Lunch Ride and it happened to be my favorite bike ride too, which is out in the beautiful Applegate Valley. 30 miles of beautiful farm country and wineries, forests and meadows, and very few cars. Absolute bliss!

At one point the six of us rounded a curve and found ourselves staring at a garden of the most gorgeous coneflowers any of us had ever seen! Although I'd taken a bunch of pictures at our lunch stop, there was no way to resist these incredible flowers and I spent about 20 minutes taking about 200 pictures, and actually, I could have spent hours there, what a TREAT!

I haven't even looked at all the pictures I took, but I'm sharing three that I really loved, and which are basically straight out of the camera! I hope to share bunches of other pictures, I got so lucky with countless winners, HAPPY DAY!!! :D

Democritus (Greek: Dēmokritos, "chosen of the people") (c. 460 – c. 370 BC) was an Ancient Greek philosopher born in Abdera, Thrace, Greece. A pupil of Leucippus, he was an influential pre-Socratic philosopher who formulated an atomic theory for the universe. Wkipedia: Democritus

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Puzzler4879, dsglass, Carme Mura, Krone and 30 other people have particularly liked this photo


31 comments - The latest ones
 Pam J
Pam J club
The colour.. the "pop"... as the flower comes out to meet the eye... Wonderful !
7 years ago.
 Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
What beautiful flowers and what beautiful shots, Janet. Your images really do these flowers justice. On a technical note: great IQ all around: so crisp and clear and with beautiful colours. A great set.
7 years ago.
 Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Oh my, they look like dancing happy little devils:) What stunning colours and amazing bokeh...LOVE!!!!:D
7 years ago.
 koaxial
koaxial
really fantastic! and the bokeh!!! WOW! ... I think i could have spent an hour too....
7 years ago.
 Janano -
Janano - club
What a wonderful shot, great Bokeh
I started 365 but had trouble keeping up whilst juggling work and other commitments. I applaud your discipline. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your 365 .
7 years ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
C'est beau !
7 years ago.
 Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Simply stunning, Janet.
Have a great week ahead.
7 years ago.
 Bruno B
Bruno B
S'agit-il d'une couleur naturelle ou as-tu effecté une manipulation??
Très belle composition!!!
7 years ago.
 Dynamo
Dynamo
love the color & bokeh in this image...

Seen in Prime lenses (fixed focal length)
7 years ago.
 Dean Morley (on and off)
Dean Morley (on and… club
A beautiful image and lovely bokeh.
7 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
I'd also be delighted if I took this stunning shot. Seen in Prime lenses (fixed focal length).
7 years ago.
 Terry T~Pueblo Paradiso
Terry T~Pueblo Parad… club
Love your floral shots!
7 years ago.
 Blueman
Blueman
Super!
7 years ago.
 kadely
kadely
Magnifique, belle composition florale, superbe bokeh
7 years ago.
 Eve
Eve
Belle macro!
7 years ago.
 Aixa
Aixa club
Belas!*****
7 years ago.
 Cathlon
Cathlon
You must have had a gorgeous time amongst the flowers, these are 3 incredible shots. I especially love the yellow ones, makes me think of summer now we are in the middle of winter!
7 years ago.
 Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Beautiful flowers and wonderful light!
7 years ago.
 Soeradjoen (very limited time)
Soeradjoen (very lim… club
So beautiful these flowers and a great use of DOF, Janet.
7 years ago.
 Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Excelente
7 years ago.
 Clotilde M
Clotilde M club
De belles couleurs et un bokeh magnifique
7 years ago.
 Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
Very nice and well composed photo job here well done !!!
Have a wonderful new week
7 years ago.
 Penny
Penny
So pretty...
7 years ago.
 Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
Lovely shots Janet! Glad you had fun AND found time to take these to share with us.
7 years ago.
 Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon club
HOLY SMOKES what bEaUTifUl flower.. wait I am drooling.. ok back wowser, I lOVe these flowers!
7 years ago.
 Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
The echinacea and the background, very beautiful. Excellence again!
7 years ago.
 Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879 club
Well Done!!
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Pond!!
7 years ago.
 Cats 99
Cats 99
That main photo is very beautiful indeed! Nicely taken! I love the composition and the bokeh!
7 years ago.
 Fizgig
Fizgig
Marvelous focal DoF and bokeh! Beautiful Coneflowers =)
4 years ago.
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Please post your superb photo in the Admin. Choice Photos thread at Amazing Details.
4 years ago.
 Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879 club


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4 years ago.

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