07.10.2020 Flashback Friday-Canada Lilies

I may not have found them blooming on July 6, but I did find them blooming on July 10 in 2016 at Hawley Bog.  With that bit of knowledge I’ll look again this weekend if there is a lull in the effects of Tropical Storm Fay.

And in keeping with the series of dew drop shots lately, here’s one from that day also.

T.G.I.F.  everyone.  🙂


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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30 Responses to 07.10.2020 Flashback Friday-Canada Lilies

  1. shoreacres says:

    These are lovely. I always enjoy the bell-like shape, and of course the color. The reflection of the flowers in the droplets is special.

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    • Thanks, Linda.There are a lot of beautiful lilies in this world, both natural and hybridized, but these are my favorites and I always look for them each July. I hope to see the buds opened this weekend. Probably my favorite droplet shot as well with one of the lilies in there.

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  2. Ann Mackay says:

    The dew-drop image is absolutely stunning! These lilies are lovely – can’t imagine having such a showy flower growing wild here.

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  3. Welcome to the world of saturated color abstraction in the second picture. The way the drops reflect the flowers makes it seem like little red leaves are sprouting out of the top of each green drop.

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  4. Mike Powell says:

    The reflections of the flowers in the water droplets in the final photo are amazing. I have watched videos about how to set up such a shot, but it is more incredible when you can capture it in the wild. Great job, Steve, in finding this phenomenon in the past and good luck in doing so again in the future.

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    • Thanks, Mike. I have nothing against studio setups but prefer getting them the old fashioned way with the work that makes it so rewarding. This seems a good year for dew drops.


  5. Very Nice Steve! Beautiful closeup image!

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Marvelous! I love Canada lilies. We have a couple plants down by the river, which are now past peak. We look forward to them every year and pray the deer don’t find them!

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  7. Minna says:

    Amazing photos! You must be happy with your new camera 🙂

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  8. Littlesundog says:

    Those droplets on the second photo are fascinating, and I love the vibrant color of the petals.

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  9. Wonderful, Steve!

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  10. Amazing reflections captured in the water droplets!!


  11. krikitarts says:

    I hate to provide some rain on the parade, but the amazing effect that you have achieved through your technique in your second image is the result of refractions, not reflections. If there had been more actual reflections, I think we would have been treated to more selfies (not at all a bad thing). I hasten to add that I am also impressed and delighted by your capturing these great refractions!

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    • A refraction by any other name would appear as sweet. 🙂 Thanks for the explanation, Gary. We can always use a bit more rain. I occasionally use a wrong word when I should know better but in this case needed the education. Glad that you like the refractions.

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  12. Leya says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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  13. bluebrightly says:

    TGIF to you, too – tomorrow! I’m behind again – can you see me running to catch up? 😉 I like the first photo best, though I know the second is cool. I like the pendulous feeling in the first one, which only seems to be accented by the overcast and rain (or dew). It makes for a lovely mood.

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    • I fall behind a lot too. They really are about two different subjects. The first more of a natural history image and the second a little more artistic. It was a rainy day although it had let up while I was making images. I actually just received an umbrella I saw being used on a YouTube vlog but haven’t had the need to use it yet. Less chance of being rained out. 🙂

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      • bluebrightly says:

        That umbrella looks interesting! It will really good to be able to get out in iffy weather – good things can happen then.

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      • Yeah. I got it because I am rather timid about taking my stuff out in the rain. I do it in light showers but not in downpours. I have what was sold to me as idiot-proof camera insurance but I am not in a hurry to put the description to the test. 🙂

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