05.30.2016 One thing to do on a rainy day

Why, get wet, of course.

Yesterday, I met up with a friend who wanted to show me her location for White variant Pink Lady’s Slippers (Cypripedium acaule) .  The spot where I sometimes find one isn’t productive this year and I was glad to have another one to visit plus there are other possibilities there.  When we visited the flower yesterday it was late morning, sunny and breezy.  I did manage one decent image, but not the kind of lighting I prefer.

White-Variant-Pink-Lady's-Slipper-052916-960Today was forecast for us to receive some of Tropical Storm Bonnie and we did.  There is a brief lull now, but more will arrive later.  Not wanting to wait, I visited the same plant again in the light rain this morning.  Well worth the minor soaking.

White-Variant-Pink-Lady's-Slipper-053016-960Aside from the better lighting (IMO, of course) and the addition of rain drops, I am happy with the nice look at the bee-door being so visible with a hint of the interior.

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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17 Responses to 05.30.2016 One thing to do on a rainy day

  1. Jim Ruebush says:

    Nicely done. How long does the bloom last? How big is it? I’ve not seen any around here.


  2. gspltz@verizon.net says:

    Those are beautiful1 I especially like the one with the ra

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  3. TK says:

    Very nice. Definitely worth going back.

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  4. There is a huge contrast in the two photos. First one is pretty but the second is divine with the greenish background and the rain drops. I’m glad that you now have another area to find the white variant.

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  5. Beautywhizz says:

    Beautiful flower, feels very rare. Your photos do justice.

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  6. What a great decision to go back and look in the rain. Just lovely!

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  7. shoreacres says:

    That second photo’s glorious. On the other hand, I’m really interested in the first one. I take it that’s a pink lady’s slipper in the background? I came home last weekend nearly beside myself because I’d found three white basketflowers. I’ve only seen them in pink or lavender, so I asked Steve about them, and he said that he’s often found white variants. I’ve found pink and white evening primroses together, but nothing else (until I found the basketflowers), so it’s neat to see this example, too.

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    • Yes, the pink was an intention addition to the background. I debated whether it should be in focus, but opted for what you see. Just a hint. The Native Wildflower group I belong to on Facebook had a few recent posts about these with some never having seen one and others having seen many. They are less than usual locally and in other parts of Southern New England. But up north they are quite common, especially in Northern Maine. Every once in a while we are fortunate to come across some species that are out of the ordinary. Fun. I’m glad you had some Basketflower excitement.

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  8. Gallivanta says:

    A lovely outcome from a rainy day. Is the slipper waterproof? Would the bee find a nice dry room on the other side of the door?


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