05.06.2020-2 Marsh Marigolds without the raindrops

I had a little time to kill after the Hop Brook image this morning and a mobile blood sampling so headed back to the mucky unnamed brook near the Cadwell Memorial Forest in Pelham to see how the Marsh Marigold-Caltha palustris flowers were doing. They were opaque this time and I made several images. I usually try to find a composition with three blooms but liked these enough as a pair.

One thing I liked was the plant’s leaves below the flowers so there was no bright water spots or dried tree leaves to distract. The polarizer eliminated the glare and the petals and anthers get all the attention. The pistils are mixed in with the stamens.

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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15 Responses to 05.06.2020-2 Marsh Marigolds without the raindrops

  1. This slightly overlapping pair works just fine.

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  2. Very Nice Steve! Beautiful detail!

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  3. shoreacres says:

    The stamens reminded me of our prickly pear flowers, like the one Steve posted recently. Other cacti have that feature, too, of course, and some of our buttercups tend that way.

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    So pretty! I found a baby one today down by the river and was thrilled to see it. I hope it multiplies!

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  5. Ms. Liz says:

    Love these! The yellow is wonderfully bright, they’re really eye-catching.

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  6. krikitarts says:

    The double works every bit as well as your preferred triple, say I. After your last offering, I still expect to (and imagine that I still can) see the translucency in the petals.

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    • There is some color shading in the petals so that might be giving you a sense of translucency. Also, I think these were approaching their end. But there are lots of buds on other plants so they will stick around a while although we are due for some cold temperatures over the weekend.

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  7. Dave Ply says:

    Nice this way too.

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