Sniffing the Chocolate Cosmos

I picked Nicky up at pre-school on Friday, and asked him what he wanted to do with me. He wanted to go looking for plants at Berkeley Hort. I’m truly lucky to have kids who love gardening and the outdoors.

At Berkeley Hort, we found a perennial chocolate cosmos:

Chocolate Cosmos

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Of course, we had to buy this flowering plant, bring it home, and plant it. Danged if this flower doesn’t smell just like chocolate pudding!

Chocolate Cosmos Bud 1

Meta info (all tripod mounted on Nikon D70):

  • Top photo: 105mm macro Nikkor, 68mm extension tubes, ISO 200, 30 seconds, f/29, routine post-processing.
  • Middle photo: 105mm macro Nikkor, 12mm extension tube, ISO 200, 1/25 second, f/3, spot light and blue gradient added in Photoshop.
  • Bottom photo: LensBaby 2,0, +14 macro filter, f/8.0 aperture ring, 3 seconds, routine post-processing.
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