Taken during a recent visit to the Skagit Tulip Festival. I created this final image with lots of creative time in my "digital darkroom".
The "Ipomopsis" (Ipoo + opsis) genus name comes from Greek for "striking appearance". I find that so appropriate as it is a very bold and striking flower. It goes my several common names as well, Scarlet Gilia, Scarlet Skyrocket, Scarlet Trumpet and Skunk Flower