08.24.2021 Two-fer Tuesday-Bug Relief

A quick post for those who are not bug fans and completion of the Two-fer.

While looking for a specific flower that I mentioned yesterday, I came across this Closed Gentian-Gentiana clausa growing at Glauco Pond.

This was made shortly before we started to experience Henri so the light was subdued but it’s gentle light and I like that often enough.

There is one of these growing in the yard that is just starting to develop buds.  More than likely this won’t be the last seen here.


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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16 Responses to 08.24.2021 Two-fer Tuesday-Bug Relief

  1. shoreacres says:

    I remember you mentioning these when I posted photos of our prairie gentian. It’s a lovely color. Is this as far as they open?

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    • Pretty much this is it. Bumbles know how to get inside but they are the only ones I have seen solving the flowers. These are in the wild but I do have one in my barrel garden along with two related species, the Fringed Gentians which are also budding up now.

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  2. Peter Klopp says:

    Now I have trouble deciding which photo is more beautiful, the cute little bug or this flower.

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  3. Tina says:

    A beautiful photo. I love that shade of blue and like shoreacres, wonder if it opens any further?

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Lovely portrait, Steve. I love that only bumblebees know how to open the petals to get inside to pollinate them. Clever bees!

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  5. Ms. Liz says:

    Such a lovely blue!

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  6. What a wonder, Steve! That blue is surely something uplifting. You hit the sweet spot there. Very nice!

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  7. Jane Lurie says:

    This is a beauty, Steve. The soft light works well, indeed. Lush colors, too.

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