Nature Photo Challenge: Pink

Fancy pelargoniums
Fancy pelargoniums

Denzil is demanding we share our cheeriest pinks this week. If forced to pick the cheeriest from my selection, I’d go with the flowers below. They’re being true to both meanings of their name: pink in colour and pinked as in the feathery effect of the petal edges.

Pinks with feathered petals

Pink and yellow roselily
Saponaria officinalis 'Rosea Plena'
Saponaria officinalis ‘Rosea Plena’ (soapwort)
Cistus (rock rose) with stachys (lamb's ear)
Cistus (rock rose) with Stachys (lamb’s ear)
Delphinium pink double
Althea (Rose of Sharon) Pink Double
Althea (Rose of Sharon)
Pink crinum lily with roses and snapdragons
Crinum lily

If you’d like extra helpings of pink cheeriness, check out the other submissions for this week’s challenge.

37 Replies to “Nature Photo Challenge: Pink”

    1. I was wondering yesterday whether a bee is more likely to visit a symmetrical flower, symmetry and beauty often going together. Part of me thought a bee would not care if a petal or two fell off, but another part thought that beelines and the order in many flowers must have come about for some reason.

      1. I don’t think bees are attracted to color, but to ultraviolet light which lights up like runways for them to land on. I also read that at least in some flowers, once they are pollinated, the color fades, so bees know not to visit that flower. Unseen worlds!

  1. Soapwort? Now that’s an interesting flower I’ve never seen before.

    I should get into this challenge as I happen to have a whole folder of ‘pink’ flower images to choose from without having to pore through my archives.

  2. I’d never have known that top flower was a pelargonium! “Fancy” is indeed the word for it! Pink lends itself to fancy exceedingly well. But then there’s that Roselily, which shows that pink also takes well to elegance. Pink is often under-rated, I fear. It’s good you’ve given it center stage.

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