Macro Monday – winter flowers

This is how my wildflower garden looks in winter. Those dried flowers, in full bloom in summer and fall reminded more of tickseed, or plains coreopsis. I find it interesting, that the name of the flower- golden tickseed, fits it even better in winter then it does in summer, when flowers are in bloom.
Those tickseeds were the most difficult to photograph in blooming season. The thin, tall stem made them move in the smallest breeze and I was struggling to freeze the shake. Tripod was useless, handholding was impossible. I have almost no photographs of them from that time. Right now, I simply raised my ISO and it was just not an issue anymore.
Adding the ice storm to the equation, and ice crystals accenting the shape, reflecting the light – it just adds the interest to the image.

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