Monday morning at the bog. Since I am now a retired (semi) guy, I have three day weekends with Mondays being the new Sunday. I saw a photograph of a White-fringed Orchid on Facebook by a friend Sunday evening and decided I would use my morning to visit the bog and see them for myself.
It’s an hour drive from home to Hawley Bog and I did not think I’d get there for sunrise, but because of the tree line, I managed to be on the boardwalk just as the sun was rising into the tree tops.I’ll get up a few minutes earlier next time. Then maybe the sun’s rays will be going up into the sky over the rising mist.
Although I was there for the orchids, I also was hoping for a nice Pitcher Plant shot and this one stole the show.I loved the warm morning light on the flower and used a small handheld reflector to help spread the glow underneath the bloom. A polarizer helped control the glare on the left side.
And to complete the story, I mentioned I was there for the orchids. They weren’t quite as open as I would have liked, but maybe this weekend a return trip will find them more fully blooming. By this time the light was kind of in between the sweet magic hour warmth and the later strong sunlight, but still not too bad.I hope you’ve enjoyed the bog light. Next post might find us some bugs in the spotlight.