05.13.2021 Trillium Thursday 2

This is what will likely be the first of a few Painted Trillium-Trillium undulatum posts. For those of you who have been visitors to the blog over the years you know it is a personal favorite and the highlight of my spring flower photography….just a skosh ahead of lady’s slippers.  Having said that I hope I make more post-worthy images of them.

Monday was a fairly overcast so the light was a little subdued.  But I like how that allows the flower to shine and the background to recede. This was on a slope and a little difficult to reach and stand while shooting.  There was a lot of moss and dried leaves, some of which hid gaps in fallen branches that made footing tricky.  But it was worth it, I think.


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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19 Responses to 05.13.2021 Trillium Thursday 2

  1. Ah, what we go through for some our pictures. Two days ago in order to photograph a kind of flower I rarely come across I sat on a steep creek bank and had to make an effort to keep from sliding into the water.

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  2. Lemony says:

    Such a sweet, delicate flower, beautifully captured.

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    Sunlight would have spoiled this great photo of yours. Great shot, Steve!

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  4. shoreacres says:

    The satin-like leaves are especially appealing. I’m glad these finally have appeared for you — and for us.

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    • Thanks, Linda! I got a hint about this being observed by someone in a Facebook native plant group so went looking for it. I am sure I’ll find more in the next week or two. That satiny look is deceiving. The leaves were a bit moist and that shine is reflection of the overcast. Ordinarily the leaves are a dull green so I was lucky to capture this appearance.


  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful, Steve. Love those bright pink bee guides.

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  6. Ann Mackay says:

    It’s a beautiful flower, and a skosh is a great technical term! 🙂

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  7. Lovely flowers. The trillium in my garden and in the sourland mountains a haven’t flowered yet.

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  8. Todd Henson says:

    It certainly does look to have been worth it. Gorgeous image. I love how the petals and the leaves line up nicely. My father and I continue keeping our eyes open for these down here. 🙂

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  9. Very Nice Steve! I like photographing flowers on cloudy days! Like using a Softbox in the studio for no annoying shadows!

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