Dahlia Photos

Satin Bud
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Satin Bud

This is another image from the same trip to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History as this one. And, like the odd lighting on that image, this one benefits from the tight quarters and strange shadows. This is pretty close to a raw scan, the deep red color is real and I love these flowers for their intense colors. This is not the first Dahlia to be the photo of the day.

Incidentally, these are named after the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl.


Dahlia in the Sun
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Dahlia in the Sun

This is another image taken as a reference for my best friend's watercolors. An earlier Dahlia appeared here on April 12th.

Strange though, I haven't seen any watercolors come from these yet. I'll have to talk to her about that!


Flaming Petals
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Flaming Petals

My best friend loves to paint watercolors. She started learning about watercolors with the desire to paint a bird of paradise and she has made several beautiful images. Now she has been eying Dahlias. She has been looking for a good model to inspire her so I have been grabbing shots of them whenever I see them. I can't wait to see the masterpiece she creates!

Apparently these are the National Flower of Mexico. The mountains of Guatemala and Mexico are their ancestral home. Must be a beautiful place!!

There are quite a few different kinds, this seems to be some sort of "Cactus Dahlia"