High Class Flowers (and playing with my camera)

Did you know that there is an entire genus of plants called the Pinks?  (Keeping it classy, that taxonomy.*) The genus name is Dianthus and it contains about 300 species, most of them in Europe.  One species (Dianthus armeria) that has been introduced to the US is quite common in my area, and can be found on roadsides and in marginal habitat.  (I guess you could call it invasive, but why would you?)

According to wikipedia “the blooms close up at 4:00 PM, approximately.”

The reason I highlight this species today is because a) it is pretty b) I wanted to play with my camera settings and c) it is a high class weed!  Seriously!  It’s name is “Deptford Pink”!  To me, that just inspires pinkies-up-on-a-tea-cup.**

I found this with a quick google search of the above phrase.  It's not properly cited, but

I found this with a quick google search of the above phrase. It’s not properly cited, but I couldn’t resist; I found it here (via Meme-Meme)

Anyway, here is the same flower, just adjusting the aperture, shutter speed, and white balance on my camera.  (I think it looks kinda cool.)

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I think this is my favourite

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No wait, maybe this one

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Hm

*FIND THE PUN

**THERE’S ONE HERE TWO***

***THREE

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