Showcase

May. 17

2011


Arkansas Flowers

April showers bring May flowers. It's an old adage that rings true in Arkansas. The rainy storm season seems long but it's worthwhile when Spring brings an abundance of flowers to photograph. Capture Arkansas photographers did a marvelous job capturing Arkansas Spring in blooming flowers all over the state. Enjoy this collection of fine flower photography as photographed by local photographers and curated by our editors.

Camellia's Center by Georgeanne McIlveene

Camellia's Center

This was taken at Garvin Gardens. There is a distorted petal sticking out by the stamens.

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Photographer
Georgeanne McIlveene
Category
Flowers
Place
Hot Springs, AR
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii
Cone Flower Macro by Rodney Steele

Cone Flower Macro

Again, I'm amazed at the complexities and the patterns of flowers.

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Photographer
Rodney Steele
Category
Flowers
Place
Prescott, AR
Camera
unknown
Sweet Summertime by Susan Byars

Sweet Summertime

Cosmos with spotted cucumber beetle

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Photographer
Susan Byars
Category
Flowers
Place
Fordyce, AR
Camera
Nikon D3000
Summer Hibiscus  by Rodney Steele

Summer Hibiscus

Friends of mine will recognize this photo as one of my favorites. Sometimes the backside of flowers have their own interesting patterns and colors. . .at least I think they do.

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Photographer
Rodney Steele
Category
Flowers
Place
Hope, AR
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel
 Daffodil by Amanda Brown

Daffodil

Low-Key

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Photographer
Amanda Brown
Category
Flowers
Place
Magnolia, AR
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel Xt
Yellow by Lisa Deaton

Yellow

Gerbera Daisy

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Photographer
Lisa Deaton
Category
Flowers
Place
Marble, AR
Camera
Nikon D3000
Caught in the Rain by Joe Rudin

Caught in the Rain

One reason I like this photo is because if you look at the largest raindrop near the middle, you can see my reflection.

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Photographer
Joe Rudin
Category
Flowers
Place
Fort Smith, AR
Camera
Nikon D60

Showcased Challenge

EC Tulip Drop by Susan Byars

Spring Has Sprung

A spring challenge is sure to product stunning results. Capture Arkansas photographers answered the call and submitted hundreds of spring photos. At right are the top eight, as decided by the voters, and above is the photo our editors picked as the winner for the Spring Has Sprung challenge.

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Sharp-Lobed Hepatica by Bob Shull

Sharp-Lobed Hepatica

The first batch of Ozark wildflowers.

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Photographer
Bob Shull
Category
Flowers
Place
Boxley, AR
Camera
Canon Eos 7 D
To the Point by Chip Ford

To the Point

The back side of a summer (cirsium discolor) field thistle wildflower.

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Photographer
Chip Ford
Category
Flowers
Place
Eureka Springs, AR
Camera
Nikon D700
Sunny Face by Carolyn Wright

Sunny Face

Summer Blooms. Macro of wild sunflower growing along highway 16 east. Smaller than the tame veriety but, just as big on beauty. I love the wildflowers of Arkansas, we have so many different verities to enjoy. So warm, like the summer sun!

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Photographer
Carolyn Wright
Category
Flowers
Place
Elkins, AR
Camera
Canon Power Shot S3 Is
passion Flower by Bryan McKinley

passion Flower

A passion flower that happen to have a bug on it

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Photographer
Bryan McKinley
Category
Flowers
Place
Rogers, AR
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D
Calla Lily by Lisa Deaton

Calla Lily

spring flowers

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Photographer
Lisa Deaton
Category
Flowers
Place
Marble, AR
Camera
Nikon D3000
Wildflower by John Nelson

Wildflower

I have no clue what flower this is, but I love the petals and the super green bokeh-ed background.

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Photographer
John Nelson
Category
Flowers
Place
Springdale, AR
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel X Ti
Oxeye daisy by Janie Blanchard

Oxeye daisy

Fresh rainfall on oxeye daisy.

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Photographer
Janie Blanchard
Category
Flowers
Place
Rogers, AR
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D
Bleeding Heart by Richard Quick

Bleeding Heart

Up close to one of the tiny flowers that bloom in a line along the stem of the bleeding heart.

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Photographer
Richard Quick
Category
Flowers
Place
Eureka Springs, AR
Camera
Nikon D200
Spring Blooms by Joel Thompson

Spring Blooms

Photo of Daffodils in the Spring of 2010.

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Photographer
Joel Thompson
Category
Flowers
Place
Little Rock, AR
Camera
Canon Eos Rebel T1i
Yellow Dew by Mike Hall

Yellow Dew

Nothing like walking thru a field of flowers covered in dew.

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Photographer
Mike Hall
Category
Flowers
Place
Conway, AR
Camera
Nikon D200
It's a Spider by Kirk Jordan

It's a Spider

Spider Lily: If you want one of these be prepared to get your feet wet. Spider Lilies love soggy bottoms and Arkansas' Swamp land.

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Photographer
Kirk Jordan
Category
Flowers
Place
Conway, AR
Camera
Nikon D300

Showcased Photographer

Sunflower by Georgeanne McIlveene

Georgeanne McIlveeneGeorgeanne McIlveene

  • 380 photos
  • 9490 votes
  • 101 followers

It would be a great error to publish a flower showcase and not highlight the work of Georgeanne McIlveene. She's submitted more than 100 photos and many of them are stunning photographs of Arkansas flowers. Take a peak at her profile and you'll see a diverse set of flower photos. We're sure you'll be delighted and follow her work.

Georgeanne McIlveene's Profile

  • Water Drop Tulips by Georgeanne McIlveene
  • Fern Dots by Georgeanne McIlveene
  • Tulip Petal by Georgeanne McIlveene
  • Monarch Butterfly by Georgeanne McIlveene
  • Water Drops on Tulip Petals by Georgeanne McIlveene
  • Caribbean Jewels Scilla by Georgeanne McIlveene
  • Touran Neon Rose Saxifraga by Georgeanne McIlveene
  • Holly's Tulip Textured by Georgeanne McIlveene
Burst by Tammy DeBerry

Burst

Sunburst in a waterdrop on a geranium bud...

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Photographer
Tammy DeBerry
Category
Flowers
Place
Crocketts Bluff, AR
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel Xt
Opening Up by Jammie Goodwin

Opening Up

Opening of a Nodding Thistle.

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Photographer
Jammie Goodwin
Category
Flowers
Place
Paragould, AR
Camera
Dslr A700
Untitled by Bob Shull

Untitled

Red daisy on black

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Photographer
Bob Shull
Category
Flowers
Place
Rogers, AR
Camera
Canon Eos 10 D
Purple Raindrops by Kathy Gratzon

Purple Raindrops

Fragile raindrops clinging to a purple smoke tree bloom after a sudden downpour.

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Photographer
Kathy Gratzon
Category
Flowers
Place
Cabot, AR
Camera
Nikon D40
Passion Flower by Andrea Razer

Passion Flower

Passion flower growing wild on Mount Nebo.

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Photographer
Andrea Razer
Category
Flowers
Place
Mount Nebo, AR
Camera
Nikon D40
Columbine by Lisa Deaton

Columbine

Columbine

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Photographer
Lisa Deaton
Category
Flowers
Place
Marble, AR
Camera
Nikon D60
Blue Orchid by Cindy Stewart

Blue Orchid

Finally after about 8 years of looking I have a blue orchid. And blue it is. A friend of mine found it yesterday, called and I am in awe at how blue it is.

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Photographer
Cindy Stewart
Category
Flowers
Place
Culp, AR
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel Xs
Purple Chive by suni vallun

Purple Chive

A lovely bunch

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Photographer
suni vallun
Category
Flowers
Place
Fort Smith, AR
Camera
unknown
Summer Daze by Gary Alderson

Summer Daze

Purple Haze

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Photographer
Gary Alderson
Category
Flowers
Place
Ponca, AR
Camera
Nikon D70s
Mum by Lisa Deaton

Mum

macro

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Photographer
Lisa Deaton
Category
Flowers
Place
Marble, AR
Camera
Nikon D3000
Lil' Flowers-Not Quite Ready by Joe Rudin

Lil' Flowers-Not Quite Ready

Macro photo of some flowers not yet ready to bloom.

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Photographer
Joe Rudin
Category
Flowers
Place
Fort Smith, AR
Camera
Nikon D60
Greens & Yellows by Peggy Terrell

Greens & Yellows

I found this beautiful bed of green and yellow succulents at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks!

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Photographer
Peggy Terrell
Category
Plants
Place
Fayetteville, AR
Camera
Canon Eos 7 D
Rue Anemone by Steve Barnard

Rue Anemone

A small delicate wildflower that grows in early srpring.

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Photographer
Steve Barnard
Category
Flowers
Place
Hot Springs Village, AR
Camera
Nikon D40
Yellow Bloom by Lisa Deaton

Yellow Bloom

Gooseberry Bush

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Photographer
Lisa Deaton
Category
Flowers
Place
Marble, AR
Camera
Nikon D3000
Flower by Anne DeLorenzo

Flower

What is more beautiful than a close-up of a flower?

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Photographer
Anne DeLorenzo
Category
Flowers
Place
Cabot, AR
Camera
Canon Eos 50 D
Standing Out In A Crowd by John Bingaman

Standing Out In A Crowd

Sometimes it's hard to do, but this tulip stands out in the crowd

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Photographer
John Bingaman
Category
Flowers
Place
Hot Springs, AR
Camera
Nikon D700
Just Dandy by Julia Williams

Just Dandy

Captured during a summer walk through Wilson Park in Fayetteville.

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Photographer
Julia Williams
Category
Flowers
Place
Fayetteville, AR
Camera
Nikon D3000
Harmony Orchid Anemon by Buzzy Gran

Harmony Orchid Anemon

I have to say that I really like how this came out

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Photographer
Buzzy Gran
Category
Flowers
Place
Van Buren, AR
Camera
Coolpix L100
Wild Spiderwort by Mickey Arlow

Wild Spiderwort

Wild Siderwort growing in the woods.

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Photographer
Mickey Arlow
Category
Flowers
Place
Bella Vista, AR
Camera
Canon Eos 1 D Mark Ii N
Pretty black-eyed Susan by Lolita "Lullette" Potot-Brooks

Pretty black-eyed Susan

Just lovely...

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Photographer
Lolita "Lullette" Potot-Brooks
Category
Flowers
Place
Little Rock, AR
Camera
Nikon D5000
Butterfly by Amanda Brown

Butterfly

...................

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Photographer
Amanda Brown
Category
Flowers
Place
Little Rock, AR
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel Xt
Silent Twins by Kimberly Martin

Silent Twins

My Mother's Garden. I am not much of a flower person, however my mother loves to garden. I have found over the years that I enjoy trying to push myself to find new and different ways to shoot flowers. It is something that my mother and I can share. Her love for the art of growing beauty and my love for expressing her joy by capturing the fruits of her love.

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Photographer
Kimberly Martin
Category
Flowers
Place
Camden, AR
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel Xt
Flowers by David Gillson

Flowers

Flowers captured at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs.

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Photographer
David Gillson
Category
Flowers
Place
Hot Springs, AR
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel Xs
Tulip Drop by Susan Byars

Tulip Drop

Red and white tulip refracted through a water drop on a tulip leaf.

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Photographer
Susan Byars
Category
Flowers
Place
Fordyce, AR
Camera
Nikon D7000
Macro #2 by John Bingaman

Macro #2

Learning how to go "Macro"

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Photographer
John Bingaman
Category
Flowers
Place
Hot Springs, AR
Camera
Nikon D700
Untitled by Andrew Ironside

Untitled

Small flower at home.

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Photographer
Andrew Ironside
Category
Flowers
Place
Fayetteville, AR
Camera
unknown

Showcased Photographer

Daffodils by Lisa Deaton

Lisa DeatonLisa Deaton

  • 628 photos
  • 26973 votes
  • 116 followers

Lisa is another photographer whose work includes many dramatic flower photos. Truthfully, there were more than a dozen photographers we considered featuring in this flower showcase, but we couldn't feature everyone. Lisa and Georgeanne are two photographers with collections of flower photos that rise above the rest. Lisa's use of dramatic bokeh and soft light is magical. Give her profile a gander as soon as you possibly can.

Lisa Deaton's Profile

  • Plum Tree by Lisa Deaton
  • Iris by Lisa Deaton
  • Yellow by Lisa Deaton
  • Iris by Lisa Deaton
  • Ladybug by Lisa Deaton
  • Butterfly Blue by Lisa Deaton
Flowers by Taylor Smith

Flowers

Pretty flowers on a gloomy day

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Photographer
Taylor Smith
Category
Flowers
Place
Conway, AR
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel Xt
Flowers in the Fog by Katrisha Baker

Flowers in the Fog

Mount Magazine in Paris, Arkansas has a lot of pretty flowers and they are even prettier in the fog.

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Photographer
Katrisha Baker
Category
Flowers
Place
Paris, AR
Camera
Canon Eos D30
Daffodils by Anne DeLorenzo

Daffodils

Beautiful daffodils on Wye Mountain.

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Photographer
Anne DeLorenzo
Category
Flowers
Place
Wye, AR
Camera
Canon Eos 50 D
Flower by Bryan McKinley

Flower

Purple flower

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Photographer
Bryan McKinley
Category
Flowers
Place
Rogers, AR
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D
Tree Peony by Georgeanne McIlveene

Tree Peony

Someone told me what this flower is and it is a tree peony. I have some of these, but not this variety. I did not recognize them.

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Photographer
Georgeanne McIlveene
Category
Flowers
Place
Hot Springs, AR
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii

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