05.20.2020-2 It was inevitable

that I’d be posting a Painted Trillium.  And there will be more.  This is only day one. 🙂

I looked at these on Sunday on the way out after my bath and there was just a hint of white at the top of the buds.  Two days later, floral perfection. There were many to choose from although they are sparsely distributed amongst the pines. One here and one there. I reflected some light onto the flower and then reduced the illumination elsewhere in post.


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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29 Responses to 05.20.2020-2 It was inevitable

  1. That’s a real stunner. 🙂 It may be running a bit late, but it’s a beautiful spring this year.

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  2. Beautifully accomplished, Steve!

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  3. You’ve shown that darkening the background can make a flower stand out.


  4. Beautiful image Steve! Enjoyed seeing it!

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  5. Very nice! Glad your bath didn’t slow you down, and doubly glad you didn’t bonk your head!!

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  6. krikitarts says:

    Exquisite! I’m really enjoying following your spring’s progress. It’s getting progressively chillier here; it was 55 this morning.

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    • I am assuming 55 is Fahrenheit or else you’d be roasted there.We are still dropping into the 40’s at night but the days are warming quickly and comfortably. Spring has speeded up lately. Thanks.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    I do love a white flower, but I’d never turn my nose up at these. That bit of color is just right; nature certainly can produce some spectacular results. I’m glad they’ve finally arrived for you!

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  8. Ms. Liz says:

    I don’t remember seeing a Trillium with the two colours like this, interesting thanks Steve!

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    • The first time I came across one of these it stopped me in my tracks, Liz. I’d only seen the red ones prior and this was so exciting. Even though I’ve made many images I still get excited by their return each year. For quite a while my Gravatar was of me sitting with one of these. 🙂

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  9. Absolutely stunning. If this were all there was I would be happy. But I know there will be more.


  10. Ann Mackay says:

    What a beauty! Looking forward to seeing more… 🙂

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  11. Dave Ply says:

    It’s a beauty!


  12. bluebrightly says:

    Perfection is right. Is it worth waiting all those months, or what? 🙂 🙂

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  13. Yes indeed – Floral perfection!!!

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