04.20.2014-2 Bloodroot about to open

It is still a bit early…at least in my usual haunt.  I have seen images from our part of the world that are more advanced but it is a bit of a ride from here.

This isn’t the most pristine of blooms, but I thought it would make a nice study in monochrome……and I liked the state of openness…or lack thereof. :-)  Tomorrow it will be open.Bloodroot-Opening-BandW-042014-900Web

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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21 Responses to 04.20.2014-2 Bloodroot about to open

  1. This photo is a really good one of a member of the Papaveraceae – Poppy family. I had to look that up. It seems there is illegal poaching of this plant whose bloom is so short lived. I read that native Indians uses it as a dye, for medicine and, even today it’s still used in various ways. A very interesting plant so I’m assuming this is the same plant in your pic as the one that I researched.

  2. Phil Lanoue says:

    Perfect image for today Steve.

  3. Andrew says:

    Poached poppies? Whatever next. I knew people ‘stole’ orchids but not poppies. Lovely photo Steve.

  4. Just Rod says:

    I have heard of poached eggs, but poppies? Good grief. Beautiful study in mono Steve

  5. penpusherpen says:

    Be-au-ti-ful, Steve, almost missed this… and that’d be a shame.. I hope there’s a grand opening shot? xPenx

    • Thank you, Pen!!! I had hoped for a few open flowers today, but a friend suggested I try another spot and they were still not ready. I am sure there will be some this weekend when I get out again. And if not, I’ll post one from the archives. :-)

  6. Happy chiaroscuro to you.

  7. Mark says:

    I like them when they are partially open also… something about the different petal arrangements that give them extra character.

  8. I love the technique in your photo, it creates a really engaging image.

  9. Lottie Nevin says:

    Seeing as it’s called Blood Root I was expecting to see something quite gory but instead we are treated to a flower that is pristine and perfect, flawless in every way.

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