I love how purple coneflowers just reach for the sky, high above the prairie (relatively speaking).

As a big cloud cell formed to the east above the Blackland Prairie at Clymer Meadow, I got up underneath this coneflower and shot it with a pop of flash (held off camera, to the side of the flower.

Purple Coneflower on Blackland Prairie

Purple coneflower and clouds, Blackland Prairie at Clymer Meadow Preserve, Texas Nature Conservancy, Greenville, Texas, USA.  Canon 1DX.  105mm.  ISO 200.  1/200 sec. @ f/16.  EV -1/3.