Paintbrush flowers come in a variety of colors. Some are nearly white while others get to be a brilliant red. Many around our home in Central Texas are more of a coral color. In Wyoming, I have seen pretty much the full spectrum of colors.
This one is a great example of just how red they can be. The contrasting log behind the flower makes the red stand out just that much more.
This image was made while on a visit to the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming in late July of 2017.