04.09.2020-2 Say “Hi” to a few of my buds

Yeah, another columbine post so soon. This is current growth though.

Most of the columbines I shared the other day grow on some ledges I visit every year for spring ephemerals. That’s where I went on Monday morning hoping to find blooms.Ā  But buds work too.

It took a little tripod contortion to line this up without including the rock it was growing out of as well as avoiding the light color of the lichen growing on the ledge. I love my Gitzo.

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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23 Responses to 04.09.2020-2 Say “Hi” to a few of my buds

  1. krikitarts says:

    Hi, buds! And I love my Benbo, for the same reasons. Almost as good as a roadie!

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  2. It shouldn’t be long now.


  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Everything seems so early this year. This one must be in a nice sunny spot!

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  4. shoreacres says:

    First, I noticed the pleasing combination of green and maroon. Then, I wondered: what does it mean to call someone a ‘maroon.’ I was sure I’d heard the word used that way. Indeed, I had — it was Bugs Bunny’s way of calling someone a moron — which you clearly aren’t.

    I had to laugh. From buds to Bugs — what a 3 a.m. thing to do.

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    • Yes, I remember many times watching Bugs call someone, usually Elmer, a maroon. While in college Road Runner vs. Coyote, Bugs, and all the other loonies were a staple when we wandered over to the Student Union late at night.
      I was up a few minutes before 3 this morning. Sometimes I wake and just can’t go back to sleep.


  5. Todd Henson says:

    Great title! It’s always nice to hear what went into getting the shot, especially in cases like this where you really had to work to get what you wanted. And I think it all worked, beautiful background for these young buds.

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  6. susurrus says:

    Buds work wonderfully well, especially when they are framed with such wonderfully coloured foliage. I do have a complaint. I said ‘Hi buds’ and they didn’t even so much as glance in my direction.

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    • Oh come on, Susan. You should be able to recognize shy buds. Can’t you see them blushing. I could tell you stories from my youth that would make these seem like floral Casanovas. šŸ™‚


  7. bluebrightly says:

    Once again I admire your patience. The buds are gorgeous and I’m sure the image wouldn’t have been quite as nice if you hadn’t fiddled with the Gitzo. I struggle a bit, especially in wildflower season, knowing that if I used different equipment my photos would be sharper, brighter, etc. (more like Steve’s!) But I really like the ease of a simple setup and smaller camera.
    The wildflower parade is well underway here, and I’m loving it. This is my first April here. Last year we were in Europe and the year before we hadn’t moved here yet. So exciting!

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    • Anticipating a wildflower walk bluebrightly style. šŸ™‚ It’s all what you enjoy for us. We’re not pros although that would be nice. I choose to spend my time carrying weight to make my images a certain way. You make your choice for comfort and ease of approach. Both ways work for us. I love the shots you share and honestly have never given a thought to whether they might be better if… They’re Lynn’s shots and I enjoy them for that.

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