The Gilia tricolor’s common name is “bird’s-eyes”. It is a member of the phlox family, and is native to California. I found these last April a short walk from my home.
These flowers are quite small and tricky to photograph.
I’ve not been using my camera much at all. Between getting ill, a bad knee, opera and symphony, and my teaching schedule, photography has had to take a distant back seat. Today, though, I managed a two mile walk (thank you ibuprofen!) and I’m hoping to continue doing two miles until I’m completely healed.
I can’t blame only the things I mentioned above, though. I’ve been in a photography slump. (I’ve not been in a processing slump: I have plenty of photos from past years to work on!) Slumps happen, and I know not to worry. I wade through them and eventually my eye will be back to seeing things to shoot, I’m sure.
Of course having written that, I DID manage to take a few photos today. Here is the first shot. I continue to try and find “that” shot of these blooms. I’ll get there … eventually.
A funny thing about this image is that I’m using the 4:3 ratio rather than my typical 3:2 and I rather like it. Dan uses 4:3 nearly all the time. Go figure.