07.15.2020 Pretty Pest

Not everyone is a fan of bindweeds.  They are aggressive field climbers, often covering their “hosts” and hiding them from view.  I visited Mount Pollux yesterday morning hoping for some colorful clouds without favor but did notice these two Hedge False Bindweed-Calystegia sepium flowers.

I particularly liked the surrounding bedstraw as an accompaniment. I’ll go back soon and hopefully get a similar shot with that blooming as well.

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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18 Responses to 07.15.2020 Pretty Pest

  1. krikitarts says:

    The bedstraw does provide for a lovely enhancement.

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  2. There’s that bright white shining out of the dark again.

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  3. I happenned to be photographing bindweeds similar to these, and others which look like pink and white striped candy. Love this photo with the bedstraws. It makes for a lovely arrangement indeed.

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  4. Very Nice Steve! Almost look like a pair of “eyes”!

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  5. Todd Henson says:

    This really does look very nice. I agree, the bedstraw helps make the image. I hope you’re able to create one with that in bloom, as you said. And if so, I look forward to seeing it.

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Lovely pest, indeed. The bedstraw makes a nice ‘bed’ for it. 🙂

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  7. bluebrightly says:

    I like this very much. Funny, yesterday I stopped at a field with no houses near it, where wheat and sunflowers are growing. There’s a bit of tractor road that I can walk along without getting anyone upset. Near the road is an assortment of odd flowers that makes me think it was once someone’s flower patch or maybe someone had a flower stand there years ago. The bindweed was so pretty! The light wasn’t though – mid-day, full-on sun. It’s nice to see all the detail in your composition.

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    • Yeah, midday is a challenge and an oft lost one at that. Do you carry a diffuser? I have a five piece combo that has reflectors and a translucent disc similar to parachute cloth that diffuses strong light quite well. These were lit by direct sun but it was about 6:00 a.m. so the best kind of light. 🙂

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      • bluebrightly says:

        I have not purchased a diffuser, though I think about it sometimes. Another blogger – Alex Kunz – talked about a very portable one he has. Is yours nice and lightweight? You know that’s a big thing with me! 😉

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      • Mine is 30″ in diameter but folds into three so then about 12″ which fits in the front pocket of my pack. The reflectors come in handy also. I have a small reflector that when open measures 12″ and also folds into three for carrying in its pouch. The small one is useful with a backlit floral subject.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    I think the bindweeds are so pretty. I mostly see purple ones; I finally learned that the similar white flowers I see are in the family, but different genera and species. They’re all lovely, though — and those tendrils really can put on a show.

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    • We have a few here that display various colors, but I’ve always preferred the white blooms…or almost white. These do have a slight hint of pink to them. Yes, they climb all over anything they can grasp. I have some clinging to the handrails on our front steps although they did not flower this year.

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