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Disheveling Daisies

Dying Daisy - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.
 

Dying Daisies

 

 

 

 

Dying Daisy Swirl - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.
 

Dying Daisy Swirl

 

 

 

 

Dripping Daisy - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.
 

Drooping Daisies

 

 

 

 

Shriveling Daisies - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.
 

Shriveling Daisies on paper Terri Thoman sent Christmas Greetings on

 

 

 

 

Disheveling Daisy - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.
 

Disheveling Daisy

 

 

 

 

Three Disheveling Daisies in a Bigger Box - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.
 

Three Disheveling Daisies in a Bigger Box

 

 

 

 

Petals and Stamen - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Petals, Stamen, Box and Hinge


 

 

 

Ballerinos - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Ballerinos

 

 

 

 

 

Big Box O Petals und Stamen - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

großer Kasten von Blumenblätter und Staubgefäß
(Big Box O' Petals and Stamen)

 

 

 

 

Suspension - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Suspension

 

 

 

 

Disheveled Daisies in a Small Box - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

The Last Partially Intact Daisy in a Small Box

 

 

 

 

Box - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.
Box

 

 

 

 

Tulips from Earlier This Year, I think - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Tulips with Stargazer

 

 

SERIES DATES: LATE AUGUST 2011 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 8 2011
 
 

In the last few years, I have more often photographed dying flowers than vibrant live ones. It might be related to my age. This time, I missed the early part, when the flowers were lithe and lively. Maybe next time I'll follow the whole process from fresh to beyond dead, but I didn't really start till these guys acquired their deathly pallor, which arrived fast — maybe why they were cheap. Then it started getting exciting.

I've been posting new shots once or twice a day on my Facebook wall, and I'm putting the whole collection here. Each shot is selected from dozens that weren't as good, as sharp or as something, then I pretty much amaze myself with one that may be worth posting, although toward the end I'm grasping straws. They're in my usual strict chronological order. Down to Ballerinos, the progression is obvious. After that, it's the next one and the one after that.

Last month's daisies are near the end of their transformation. Their shapes will maintain — although they'd be easy to crush — but after six months or so, not much will remain of their color. The five disheveing daisies are now ensconced in wood boxes, like my other elder flowers, so we'll just have to wait and see what — if anything — happens.

I can't imagine what else there might be to photograph, but I'm too jazzed to give up yet.
 

My Dead Flowers Index links more dead flowers over the years.
 

 since September 6 2011