Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #101 : One Single Flower

I’m coming late to this challenge, couldn’t decide what to post.

So here are a selection of images, of a flower in its prime, then of a flower glorious in decay:

Tulip in its prime

Sentinel tulip

..tulip bowing out

Chinese lantern tulip

A rose in its prime

Pink rose

..and a rose that is saying goodbye:

Ageing dark rose

A Japanese anemone in the garden

Rear view of Japanese Anemone

…and seen better days:

Slimmed down anemone

Linked to Lens Artists Photo challenge here



  1. Oh Sue, I really like your entry showing the flower in their prime at various angles and showing them leaving. I know I’ve said it before you see beauty in the passing of a flower and show it so very graciously and beautiful. Wonderful post and it was worth waiting for. Thanks so much for playing in the Lens-Artist challenge. 😀

  2. I suppose I should worry that I prefer the ‘decay’ photos so much more. But I don’t. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. This is a challenge that really plays to your photographic strengths Sue; and the results are beautiful.

  4. My oh my Sue, this one is a beauty. I love the way you showed full of life vs on the way out. I must say I find the dying images the more beautiful and interesting although all are wonderful

  5. And the full of life ones all have blurry backgrounds to showcase them better. 🙂 🙂

  6. It really wouldn’t be a post from you without at least one dying flower. But these are all lovely images.

  7. Excellent!! Love the variations. Well done.

  8. I love the contrasts and there is beauty too in the decay that you capture perfectly.

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