Photo Challenge #17 – Flowers!

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers!

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
We’re pretty sure flowers
Come in other colors too!

You guessed it, the theme for this week’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge is Flowers! Flowers not only help a plant reproduce, but since prehistoric times they’ve been admired and used by people for decoration, ritual, medicine, and even as food. Head out into the great outdoors for this challenge and find some beautiful (or unusual) flowers!
On Wednesday, February 6th (at 2pm EST, so be sure to submit your entries before that time, even at 1:59pm!) we’ll choose 1 judge’s choice winner, 5 runner ups, and 1 audience choice winner & share their entries here on LetsBeWild.com! Send your friends to this page to leave a comment-vote for your entry to win the audience choice award!

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Here are the quick & easy Challenge rules – please read them carefully so that you can be entered in the running to win!

  • To enter the challenge, create a new blog entry titled “Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Flowers!” and Copy and Paste the html code in the box below into your blog entry to let your followers know that you’re participating in the Photo Challenge so that they can join in the fun too.
  • Take one or more photos of flowers outdoors.
  • The Audience Choice Winner will be decided based upon which entry below receives the most comments on this page – tell your friends and family to come and reply with a comment below your entry here on LetsBeWild.com! Everyone can vote for as many entries as they like.
  • Comment on this page with the URL to your blog entry! After 7 days, we will announce the 1st Place Winner, Audience Choice Winner, and 5 Honorable Mention Winners, all of whom will have their winning shots with a link to their blog featured here on LetsBeWild.com
  • Be sure to visit the blogs of other people entering the Weekly Challenge & leave them some comment love too!
  • Both professionals and amateur photographers are welcome to participate, and both stand an equally good chance of winning!

66 Responses to Photo Challenge #17 – Flowers!

  1. avatar
    Maria January 30, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Smells like a good challenge (heh!) and I’m looking forward to seeing all the entries.

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    Dries de Wet (dewetswild) January 30, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Our entry for the week:

    Looking forward to seeing everyone else’s entries too!

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    Ritva January 31, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Hi All,

    Here is my favourite flower … from bloom to wilt.

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      Sherry January 31, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      Wonderful! All the steps in a flowers short life

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      Barbara W. Beacham January 31, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Ritva – I love peonies in full bloom! Great shot! When I was younger I bought a bouquet for my Mom, and they smelled better than roses…I can almost smell that lovely bloom!

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        Ritva February 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm

        Thanks for your lovely Comments :-) Beautiful shots in all blogs.

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    Barbara W. Beacham January 31, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Congrats to all the winners from last week’s challenge! Here is my post on some amazing flowers that I have found!


    Have a great day! – B

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      PJ January 31, 2013 at 10:45 am

      Very nice photos with great colors and contrasts, and the Astro flower has a lovely shade of blue, very cute!

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      Zainab January 31, 2013 at 11:06 am

      I agree too, they are really beautiful pictures in every aspect possible, contrast, structure, lightening ….etc =)

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      Sherry January 31, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      WOW – all of these are just gorgeous!!! The one with the wagon wheel might be my favorite, but it sure is hard to choose

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      Barbara W. Beacham January 31, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you to everyone who has commented on my photos!

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      Marcy February 1, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      All your photos are so beautiful, I can’t pick a favorite, although I have to say the Astro flower is the most unique!

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      Shane February 5, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      gorgeous shots!

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    Zainab January 31, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Hey Everyone !
    This is a great theme, here are my 10 entries hope you like them !

    and looking forward to see everyone else’s pictures =) !

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      Barbara W. Beacham January 31, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      The close up of the daisy is beautiful!

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        Zainab February 1, 2013 at 8:55 am

        Thank you :)!

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    Imelda January 31, 2013 at 1:03 pm


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    lagottocattleya January 31, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Thank you so much for my honourable mention last time – and here is my entry this week!

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    Stefano January 31, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Mullik Ghat Flower Market in Kolkata: http://wp.me/p16tta-nC

    Cheers, Stefano

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    Lisa Brunetti January 31, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to share some of my favorite flowers!


    Thanks, also, for the honorable mention from last week’s theme, though it is still not appearing in my browser!


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      Florida Girl January 31, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      great pictures – all these flowers also grow in Florida, so for a second I thought that’s where they were taken!

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    Imelda January 31, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Hello all. Here is my contribution to this week’s challenge – http://mywordwall.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/flowers-galore/

    I miss looking at real flowers. Happily, spring is but a couple of months away. :-)
    Have a great day to you all.

  11. avatar
    Jenn February 1, 2013 at 9:18 am

    My rather large collection of unusual flowers


  12. avatar
    Milka Pejovic Photography February 1, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I love photographing flowers and I’m sharing a few reasons why in my post. I’m also featuring one of my most favorite flowers to spot in San Diego! Oh, and there’s an unexpected guest in one of the pictures…

  13. avatar
    cobbled toolbox February 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Winter wildflower remnants: http://cobbledtoolbox.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-flowers/

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    Danny Kushmer February 1, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    My contribution to the challenge. Photo’s taken at Fort Desoto Park in Pinellas County and Corkscrew Swamp near Naples, both in Florida. Thank you for any and all kind remarks.

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    Ayo February 1, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Hey! Do check out my entry for this week and if you know what the names of these are I would love it if you’d let me know :)

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      elroy February 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      these are great.. well composed n good technique :)

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        Ayo February 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm

        thank you :)

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      Ann February 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      Hi There,

      I followed your link. Thanks for the heads-up, Ayo

      Have a super day!


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      Barbara W. Beacham February 6, 2013 at 9:07 am

      Magnolia is the flower that has the cap coming off of it. Lovely!

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        Ayo February 6, 2013 at 9:18 pm

        :) thankx Ann!

        @Barbara! Thank you .. someone else suggested that may be it and I’m inclined to agree that if it isn’t it must be a cousin :)

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    Dawn February 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    I must come back and give this a try later in the week!

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      jody February 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      these are wonderful – I’ll bet you have a winner here

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    Kelly Guymon February 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Here is my entry into this weeks category of flowers. Enjoy!



  18. avatar
    Katlin Eyre February 2, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Oh no! I have hundreds of beautiful flower photos on my computer… In Oregon. And I’m in Camodia. Guess it’s time to go hunt down some flowers here! Then post agian before time is up.

  19. avatar
    Jade February 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Here are some flowers I’ve found through the last year!

  20. avatar
    Jade February 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Woops! Forgot to attach my link! HERE are some flowers I’ve found through the last year.


  21. avatar
    Pauline Carroll February 4, 2013 at 1:58 am

    I have so many flower photos, one of my favourite subjects so tried to narrow it down by just picking Western Australia flowers (is 19 too many????)

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    Jane Lurie February 4, 2013 at 11:51 am

    A favorite subject! I have chosen Purple Irises…


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    Katlin Eyre February 5, 2013 at 2:05 am

    I’m a little late on this challenge – but traveling and blogging aren’t always easy! Here is my entry…. Beautiful flowers I found while in Viet Nam today.

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      jody February 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      love the vase full of wild flowers – my favorite

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    Citra Rahman February 5, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Am i late?
    I wanna show you my flowers. Please take a look:

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    DELLILAH February 5, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Hello fellas. Heres my entry . Hope you enjoy some unique flowers of Srilanka captured on a trip . Cheers. x

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    Barry February 5, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I almost didn’t make it for this one – here are some flowers from me :


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      jody February 6, 2013 at 6:45 am

      these are gorgeous! I clicked on the link & my spirits were immediately brightened. :)

  27. avatar
    jody February 6, 2013 at 6:44 am

    here’s my contribution at sharing some early spring beauty and fragrance (albeit a little late this week :) )

  28. avatar
    Kristal Lynn February 6, 2013 at 8:56 am

    A Flower in the sky…
    My unusual entry for an unsual flower..



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