09.12.2020 Saturday last Saturday

Although my understanding of when Sundew would be flowering was faulty, I did get a chance to photograph a flower when I went to Gauco Pond last weekend (The same day I shot the red-legged grasshopper I posted earlier this week). There is an incline from the spot to park and as I hit the bottom of the slope I noticed one bright red flower amongst a lot of white.

Cardinal Flower-Lobelia cardinalis surrounded by Boneset Thoroughwort-Eupatorium perfoliatum.

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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25 Responses to 09.12.2020 Saturday last Saturday

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    Very pretty combination, love this!

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  2. Have you found it hard sometimes, as I have, to photograph cardinal flowers because the red is so saturated? I last photographed the species two weeks shy of a year ago, so I’ll be on the lookout now for this wildflower that we share.

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  3. Littlesundog says:

    What a striking splash of red! What is the bit of lavender or purple I spy in the background?

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  4. Adele Brand says:

    So vivid! Must be nice to have such powerful colour at the end of the wildflower season. Most of my local flowers have finished now.

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  5. melissabluefineart says:

    Ah, don’t you love to come across cardinal flower in the field? Such a delight and somehow that saturated color just works when commingled with its compatriots πŸ™‚

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  6. Leya says:

    Striking amongst the lacey white – beautiful!

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Now that is an inspiring combination. The white tones down the red perfectly. LC is tough to work into the garden because of its intense color. The boneset is the remedy!

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  9. shoreacres says:

    The combination of red and white works beautifully. This plant has one of the reddest-reds I’ve seen — and even so, I can’t remember coming across it more than once or twice. I suppose the closest color match around here might be the Turk’s cap, or some of the salvias. The vaguely silvery-gray foliage is nice, too.

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  10. Gallivanta says:

    This one certainly knew how to make itself a stand out.

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  11. krikitarts says:

    What an outrageously, strikingly-saturated scarlet!

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  12. bluebrightly says:

    Such a pretty one, the Cardinal flower – beautiful, Steve. πŸ™‚

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