05.25.2019 Thrillium

These are the most beautiful of our spring wildflowers, at least according to me.  I love the Lady’s Slippers and look forward to them every year, but these are tops.

It’s a challenge, after photographing dozens of these at least, to come up with something different. The curled leaves, dew drops and soft background made this a happy image for me.

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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11 Responses to 05.25.2019 Thrillium

  1. Happy new, as Eve says. I know how hard it can be, year after year, to come up with a new take on a familiar subject.

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  2. That is such a pretty one. I finally got to see a red one this spring in the Appalachians.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    As with your violet, the veins really set off the lines of the flower. Pure white flowers appeal to me, but there are times when a little “accessorizing” adds something special, as with this one. It’s a beautiful photo, and the background helps to emphasize its place in what I presume to be a wooded environment.

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    • The reds are so lushly saturated and the whites so pure (although mine turned pink as they faded) but these, with the crisp lines and so variable ruffled petals are enough to stop you in your tracks. I really love the contrast between white and deep red.
      Yes, they grow in the woods although I have seen a few on the edges.

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  4. bluebrightly says:

    They are….there is something so satisfying about them, so pleasing. Luckily, we have Trilliums in Washington too, though I don’t think they’re on the island – only further inland, in the forests on higher ground. And there aren’t as many varieties, I mean species. 🙂 By the time I got back this year most of them had gone over but a few beauties were left, and they are always a delight.

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    • I hope that you were able to enjoy them while they lasted, Lynn. I’ve photographed this species often but are really hard to get level with them. I just planted another species, Nodding Trillium, that is even more difficult.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Right. I didn’t get much time with the Trilliums this year. And closer to home, on the balds around the shoreline and in the forests, the wildflowers are really small. Very hard to photograph! The soil is thin, not humusy like a lot of northeast soil, and it’s dry all summer, so conditions are a little difficult. But still, they’re beautiful.

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