06.21.2021 Macro Monday-Dance of the Swamp Candles

Swamp Candles, aka Swamp Yellow Loosestrife-Lysimachia terrestris, is a wetland plant that I often find in the field I visit to photograph Rose Pogonias and Grass Pinks. Years ago I had a friend who took part in an activity called “Dance Spree” and these reminded me of that. Especially the one most forward flower.

Don’t they seem happy?

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 06.21.2021 Macro Monday-Dance of the Swamp Candles

  1. That’s a bright and happy way to fill a frame.

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  2. Really enjoying seeing your local flora. This is wonderfully cheerful, if I had a print of this I’d put it on my bedroom wall for an optimistic start to the day! 🙂

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  3. Ann Mackay says:

    Lovely bright flowers – just the thing to make us smile. To me, they look very like a yellow version of borage flowers, though carried in a different way. (Interesting that two very different plants can have such similar flowers.)

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  4. Littlesundog says:

    What a great BURST of sunshine!!

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  5. Nice! Very cool image!

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Like pretty little pinwheels! 🙂

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  7. shoreacres says:

    I’ve found a lovely Loosestrife here, but they’re lavender, and don’t have such a delightful name. I suspect this glowing color was in part responsible for the common name of yours; they certainly do shine.

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  8. They look very happy, Steve! And they make me happy, too! 🙂 Very nice!

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  9. susurrus says:

    They do seem to be dancing and as much with their arms as their legs.

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  10. bluebrightly says:

    Oh yes, they’re dancing! I justfound a new-to-me plant growing in the mud at the edge of a lake the other day – L. thyrsiflora – with bright yellow bottlebrush flowers held close to the stalk. It’s also a happy-looking flower.

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