03.19.2020-2 Welcome Spring.

It’s been a great season for ice photography but now…bring on the flowers.ย  Still a bit soon here but the anticipation can start building.

One of our earlies…Red Trillium-Trillium erectum 2010.

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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31 Responses to 03.19.2020-2 Welcome Spring.

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Yes! You brought back the excitement I felt at finding one of these when I was about nine or so, in the woods behind our house at the edge of Syracuse. Most Trilliums were white and there were never very many, but once in a while I’d see one of these. The way you handled the light here is simply outstanding! And the curve of veins in the leaf in front enhances the composition. A fitting image for the day, Steve.

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    • Glad you got a warm memory from this, Lynn. We have a few varieties of trilliums here, I call them thrilliums ๐Ÿ™‚ , and many are these reds. But we also have white and, of course, my favorite painteds. There are a few others that I don’t see very often.
      I found this below some ledges that I visit every Spring where there are several species of ephemerals. I was lucky to find one in front of an overhang so was able to have a dark background as well as I was slightly down slope so able to look up at the usually nodding flower.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Thrilliums, perfect! I remember the Painted ones, too. When you photograph something enough, you find it in a variety of circumstances, including this one, which was tailor-made. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Ann Mackay says:

    Beuatiful photograph! I used to see trilliums in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.(Oh, how I miss that place, LOL!) But there are none anywhere around me here, so I will enjoy your photograph instead. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Dina says:

    What a stunning beauty this is!

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  4. Amazing colour, Steve, and wonderful details.

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  5. Wow! Very Nice Steve! Colorful and Dramatic!

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  6. Todd Henson says:

    Now THAT is certainly something to look forward to, which is a great thing these days!

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  7. So cleanly detailed.

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Wow, stunning image, Steve!

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  9. krikitarts says:

    This is glorious. It takes me back to White Oak Canyon near Syria, Virginia, where I’d escape to whenever possible while working in DC, though they were the white variety.

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    • Glad it took you back there, Gary. We do have some of the white variety and last year I had some successful blooms from one that I planted in our little woods. None of these reds, though. I’ll have to remedy that this year. Thanks!


  10. Happy spring to you, Steve. At least nature seems to progress normally, which is a comfort, as nothing else is.
    I hope you and your loved ones are well.

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  11. shoreacres says:

    I’m especially intrigued by the contrast between the somewhat minty green of the bracts and the more traditionally spring-like green of the sepals. (Do I have those parts right?) The different textures are wonderful. I don’t remember them from your other photos, although I’m sure they were there. I probably was distracted by the colors.

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    • Yes, your terminology is correct and all trilliums do have those features.Although the colors are different between the sepals and bracts, many call them leaves…me included…part of the difference here is the back lighting of the sepals giving them a different illumination from the reflected light of the leaves. The trillium stem is actually underground although the bract appears to be a stem with leaves.
      The textures, especially the petals, are probably more prominent because of the dark color but many of the petals are like these. All the “leaves” are also highly textured with prominent veins.

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  13. Dave Ply says:

    Nice! I wish we had the red ones, I’ve only seen the whites.

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  14. Cherryl says:

    What a beautiful flower ๐Ÿ”†๐ŸŒพ

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