Part of the same bouquet of flowers with the erygnium; this is sea lavender or rock lavender, and it is a member of the heather family.
The bouquet was expensive, with some boutique pink and white roses. I believe the expensive bouquet had more to do with its packaging – plastic….’who will take our plastic mountain?’ China won’t anymore.
I actually bought the bouquet because I wanted it for the eryngium as I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. When I got home I knew I could something with this lovely lavender, to capture the highlights on the tiny flower heads.
The first image above, I back-lit behind with the flash gun sitting on small table under the dining table. I covered the flash with another backdrop which was translucent and one diffused continuous light facing the flowers at a slight angle, exposure at 4 seconds at F/16 and ISO100.
The one below is a much softer image than the second image; firing the flash behind diagonally opposite the diffused continuous light, and one diffused continuous slight, exposure at 3.2 seconds at F/16 and ISO100.