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Bob_B

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YAC (Yet Another Coneflower)
« on: July 18, 2016, 04:43:24 pm »

Tis the season for coneflowers. These were taken with a 70-200mm with 1.4x telextender ala John Koerner's recent post.

I hope you enjoy them, and thanks for viewing.

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Re: YAC (Yet Another Coneflower)
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2016, 09:08:24 am »

Beautiful. Mine are only just starting to open. Is it dry and/or  hot where you are? Also, did you notice any pollinating insects when you were shooting? I do not see any in the photo; perhaps it is the time of day? This year we have only about 1/3 the bees that we normally do.
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Re: YAC (Yet Another Coneflower)
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2016, 06:57:52 pm »

Thanks Sean. Yes, it's quite hot and humid here. We're supposed to get triple digit heat by Saturday. These coneflowers attract a lot of bees, mostly bumblebees, but some honeybees as well. I chose photos that lacked bees, but may post those in the future.
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Re: YAC (Yet Another Coneflower)
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2016, 07:15:47 pm »

  They are beautiful Bob, well done.

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Re: YAC (Yet Another Coneflower)
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2016, 09:12:49 pm »

Interesting. I asked about the heat because I suspected that it was accelerating the flowering. I have seen this effect over the past month on other plants that have flowered earlier than expected.

Thanks Sean. Yes, it's quite hot and humid here. We're supposed to get triple digit heat by Saturday. These coneflowers attract a lot of bees, mostly bumblebees, but some honeybees as well. I chose photos that lacked bees, but may post those in the future.
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Re: YAC (Yet Another Coneflower)
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2016, 05:57:39 pm »

Thanks Rich.
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Re: YAC (Yet Another Coneflower)
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2016, 06:00:07 pm »

Interesting. I asked about the heat because I suspected that it was accelerating the flowering. I have seen this effect over the past month on other plants that have flowered earlier than expected.

That could well be true. I have seen a number of unusual things with my gardens this summer: hostas had few flowers, crepe myrtle also has few, coneflowers are going wild with many flowers, and lots of tiger mosquitoes.
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