Help me pick photos for my main 2014 nature photography calendar

Today, I’m asking your feedback on photos I’d like to include in my 2014 calendar on flowers and blooms. Just tell me which ones you’d really want to see, and which ones I should definitely keep or get rid of. I appreciate your honest feedback.

I assigned a month to each photo. Some months only have one picture assigned to them, others have several. Give me your honest opinion of which photo would be best for each month. If you don’t like the single photo for a month and would rather see another one on this list, please let me know too. For example, if you’d like to see raindrops in February but prefer the ones I chose for March instead of that month, tell me so.

Remember that everyone who comments on one of my 2014 photo calendar related posts will be entered in a drawing to win one of my calendars (you can pick your favorite theme). The only requirement I have for the winner is to be located within the U.S., mostly because the calendar will contain U.S. holidays and it will be more helpful to that person. For every calendar post that you comment on, you will earn one drawing entry (one entry per blog post, not per comment). I’m planning to give away one calendar to a lucky winner, and possibly another one to the person who comes in second, depending on the number of participants.

You can click on any photo below to open the slideshow and view everything in a larger format. Please include your comments into the post comment section directly, not on individual photos, to make it easier for everyone to see your feedback. Thank you!

Bring some color to your Friday with this selection of bright flowers

I don’t know what the weather looks like where you are today. It’s raining in San Diego, which is a very welcome sight since it will take many more rains to recover from our six months of super dry weather.

I love the stormy weather that comes with the Fall season. The wind giving a little push to the leaves still hanging on to the trees, the sun rays trying so hard to pierce through the clouds, the cloud cover ranging from bright white to dark grey.

But the rain also makes the day look pretty grim, so I’m giving myself, and you too, a little color to look at today. Here are a few photos of colorful flowers I took over the summer. I have absolutely no idea what these flowers are so if you do, please share.

Remember you can always click on the image to see a larger view.

Let’s start with the color yellow. If you look at the larger size, you’ll see some cool water drops all over the plant.

Bright colorful yellow tropical flowers
Bright colorful yellow tropical flowers

And now, on to the color blue. I love the softness of this blue hue and the lines and tiny dots on each petal, as if someone had painted them on.

Soft blue flowers
Soft blue flowers

Let’s finish with this bright pink cluster of flowers.

Bright pink flower cluster
Bright pink flower cluster

Did you see how cool looking these flowers are? Take a closer look at the translucent stigma and the fuzzy center, very neat.

Close-up of the bright pink flowers
Close-up of the bright pink flowers