05.01.2021 An erect Trillium erectum

Quite often these Red Trillium flowers are more drooping than upright which can make shooting them a challenge. In this case the flower was fairly perpendicular to the earth which still required lying on the ground with the tripod legs splayed out but at least there was a nice straight on view.   It was also quite windy so ISO 800 was used at f/8 for 1/80th of a second when there was a bit of stillness.

Finding this was a bonus as I was at the location photographing a waterfall and noticed the flowers after shooting it. There was a different flower I’ve never photographed before but it was only partially open so I will have to return to get it fully in bloom.

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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24 Responses to 05.01.2021 An erect Trillium erectum

  1. Lemony says:

    Delicious color! Will be eager to see your new flower!

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  2. Very nice Steve! Really like the dark red color of the flower against the surrounding green leaves!

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  3. Speaking of erect and erectum, did you have an Erector Set when you were a kid? I did.

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    • Yes, I did have one of those as well as Lincoln Logs and plastic bricks to create buildings…the precursor to Legos.I don’t think I could have used any of those to build one of these.

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      • shoreacres says:

        I had the plastic bricks, too — with green cardboard sheets for roofs, and jalousie windows and such. I gave my set to a friend for her grandson a couple of years ago, and he still prefers them to his video games now and then.

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      • I remember those cardboard roofs although wouldn’t have had you not mentioned them. Glad your friend’s grandson is enjoying your old set. There’s a reason some of our toys became classics.

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      • I also had the Lincoln logs and plastic bricks. What a homogeneous culture we had back then.

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      • It had its pluses and minuses. We were easily amused and kept busy but now it is also good that children have so many paths to follow although video games are not necessarily the healthiest.

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  4. Peter Klopp says:

    Great capture of the trillium flower, Steve! I guess that there are not too many photographers who lie down to take a picture.

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    • Thanks, Peter. Besides me you know two others, I believe. Steve who just commented above and Linda of Lagniappe. It’s the only way to get closeups of some. Today I got coated in swamp mud. You’ll see one or two of those soon and I hope they were worth it. I’ve already done my laundry. 🙂

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    • shoreacres says:

      You can’t believe how many game wardens, sheriff’s deputies, and general good ol’ boys have stopped to be sure I haven’t had a heart attack. Over in Brazoria County, I know some of them by name now!

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      • I recall you mentioning that in the past. I’ve never had the same experience but then I am rarely where people would see me. Your choice of locations is probably better as at my age being noticed might be a good thing.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Such a beautiful (if stinky 🙂 ) flower. I particularly like the bit of backlighting on the petals.

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    • You know, I have never experienced why Benjamin is called Stinky. I’ll have to take a sniff to find out.😜
      I usually don’t care for mixed lighting but this worked out well. Thanks, Eliza!

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  6. shoreacres says:

    Such color. It looks like my chance to find trilliums here is gone; I was too busy running the bluebonnet trail to make it to east Texas. No matter. I get to see yours, and they’re a complete delight.

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    • I am glad to provide trilliums to you vicariously. I’d have a hard time choosing between trilliums and bluebonnets. These are the early birds. There are, of course, the painteds yet to come and maybe some large-whites as well.

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  7. Dave Ply says:

    Although you’ve featured them before, I’m still startled to see trillium in red. They sure are handsome.

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    • The only flower that comes to mind with a red as startlingly rich as this would be the cardinal-flower, but of course a different shade. I’ll be sharing a couple of other trilliums as they bloom.

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  8. Oh yes … it says ‘here I am … look at me … I’m beautiful’!

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  9. bluebrightly says:

    So nice…and you have me wondering about the other flower. 🙂

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