05.27.2015 The pinks get their due too

After making the image of the Yellow Lady’s Slipper the other day, I found this nice pair of Pink Lady’s Slippers (Cypripdium acaule).  They are more abundant here but also not as easily isolated.  This pair made it a bit easier.

Pink-Lady's-Slipper-Pair-052415-700WebI liked the deep color and strong markings of these and wanted an image of just one, so I used a small stick to get the one on the left to ease to the side and made this image.

Pink-Lady's-Slipper-052415-700Web I am also happy to report that I did remember to remove the stick so the one could spring back where it belonged.

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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13 Responses to 05.27.2015 The pinks get their due too

  1. So lovely, aren’t they? I haven’t seen this in the wild yet. I hope one day. Love your photos of it.

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  2. Jim in IA says:

    Really nice to have them side by side. How large are they?

    Today I got out before 8 for a round of golf. No one was ahead or behind. It was nice to have the course to myself. I drove the ball down the fairway on hole #6, got into the cart, and headed down the paved path. Ahead I could see a baby robin exactly where my left wheels would go. I slowed, swerved, and stopped. It would have been squashed. It didn’t budge until I waved my arm and told it to not be so stupid. Then it waddled to the side and stopped.


    • They are about the size of a large egg, Jim. The yellows the other day were about the same size.
      Those wild and crazy baby robins…probably trying to make you crash the cart. I haven’t golfed in years and never alone like that. Seems risky. You never know when a sliced ricochet will conk you.


  3. Beautiful photos!

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  4. Beautiful image and subjects Stephen found my first ones this year, love the comp and vivid colors, well done !!

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  5. We could say that in this instance you were a stickler for separation.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    I think the difference in height between the two flowers in the first photo adds a good bit. Even if they’d been the same height, it wouldn’t have made for such an interesting portrait. As it is, they’re like siblings in a family photo.

    Your title (pinks get their due) reminded me sibling squabbles, too. “Do too!” “Do not!”


    • Siblings is a good analogy, Linda. I love finding the large families. I have on occasion happened across clumps of seven or eight. The group shots are not as easy to arrange.

      What is the world coming to…squabbling orchids!


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