09.22.2015 Another Fringed Gentian Bud

Another from a couple of weekends ago.  I headed out in the late afternoon when I thought the Fringed Gentian would be open as it needs sunshine.  Of course, it wasn’t sunny in the face of imminent rain…which, by the way, never arrived…and I found that not a single flower was fully opened.  So here’s some lemonade..  🙂

Fringed-Gentian-bud-091315-700WebA little less twisty than my previous entry, but the fringe is more evident.  I am not sure if I will get another chance to photograph an open Fringed Gentian flower this season.

A phenomenon…it sounds like it’s raining outside, but the tapping against the window is a moth…most likely a large one…bumping up against the screen trying to get at the light emanating from my window at 4:30 am in the dark.

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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20 Responses to 09.22.2015 Another Fringed Gentian Bud

  1. How about those ritual fringes: it seems nature photography is indeed your religion.

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  2. “I am not sure if I will get another chance to photograph an open flower this season.” Oh, there’s that difference in latitude again. In Austin there’ll be wildflowers for 2–3 months yet. Prairie agalinis is out in force, and two days ago I saw my first goldenrods just beginning to emerge.


  3. This is one beautiful flower. The blue is astounding and the fringed part is so delicate and unique. Excellent photo, Steve.

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  4. Jim in IA says:

    Maybe the moth wanted you to take a picture of it.

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  5. My thought exactly 🙂 I’ll take the lemonade, though. Fringed Gentian always comes as a pleasant surprise to me. At Illinois Beach you’ll be walking along and POP! there’s one right along the trail in all its glory, all by itself. My friend’s site has stands of them which is also pretty great.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    The fringe is glorious. It seems that this one doesn’t show up in our area. On the other hand, we have the fringed puccoon, so everyone gets a frnged something. I’ve never seen either one, so I’d better keep my eyes open.

    Over the weekend, I waited from Friday to Sunday for some Jimson weed to open, but all I got were the buds. A friend called me last night and said, “They’re open!” Fat lot of good that did me!

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  7. krikitarts says:

    Embrace the lemonade. Also, open your window to let the moth in, unless you have candles burning. It may provide an unexpected photo opportunity. It has for me, on occasion…

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    • We have way too many moths in the house as it is, Gary. Mary Beth has made a hobby of collecting them and escorting said interlopers outside. They seem endless but I think many just sneak back in.


  8. The color is amazing, the delicate detail is amazing…The beauty our world offers up so freely just never ceases to amaze me.

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  9. jmnowak says:

    This is beautiful. Reminds me of a crested knight’s helmet, very fancy! Excellent photo, steve.


  10. Incredible!! What a beauty, and I especially love the fringed edges!

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