09.08.2021 Wordless Wednesday-Greater Fringed Gentian

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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29 Responses to 09.08.2021 Wordless Wednesday-Greater Fringed Gentian

  1. Todd Henson says:

    Oh, wow! No wonder it’s wordless Wednesday, there aren’t enough words to express what a wonderful photograph this is. So beautiful, so delicate, so nicely composed, such beautiful color. I’m trying with the words, but… it just feels like I’m not saying enough. I really love this photo.

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    • It’s always, or most always, a struggle for me to come up with words for my posts so Wordless Wednesday s my favorite, Todd. Of course sometimes, if I get going, it’s hard to shut me up. 🙂
      I really appreciate how you expressed your enjoyment of this image.


  2. shoreacres says:

    This one was more than worth enlarging. Two details I enjoyed are the purple edge along the central sepal, and the tiny bit of fringe overlapping it. Our prairie gentian’s lovely, but this one is quite elegant.

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    • It’s hard for me to pick a favorite flower other than a Painted Trillium but this is certainly a challenger. I hope to be able to get a nice shot of one of these fully opened. You’d think, with them right outside my backdoor, that it would be easy but they are only so for a short time in the full sun so time is of the essence when I get home from work. I haven’t decided whether I prefer the bud or the open bloom more. Maybe I’ll have a poll. I did a comparison two years ago.

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    • Ann Mackay says:

      Those are details that I loved too – they add so much to the image!

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      • The fringed petal edges are certainly the highlight of the flowers. I think the buds are a little more attractive than the opened flowers but I’ll be posting one of those soon and then youse can be the judges. 🙂

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Gorgeous portrait, Steve! It looks like it is giving itself a hug. 🙂

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  4. Jane Lurie says:

    This is exquisite, Steve.

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  5. What a delicate portrait of a delicate wildflower opening. I see a similarity to a member of the gentian family in Texas.

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  6. Definitely wall worthy.

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  7. Very nice Steve! Great image!

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  8. Wonderful image, Steve! Great composition and gorgeous, rich color.

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  9. I love the way the sharpness progresses from bottom to top. But even if it didn’t, this would be a lovely photograph.

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  10. bluebrightly says:

    Absolutely exquisite, Steve, thank you for sending me here – I wouldn’t want to miss this one. This flower looks happy, like it’s hugging itself with joy at all the beauty in the world.

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    • Thanks, Lynn. I am so pleased that they seem to be taking to life in a barrel. I’ll try to spread some of the seeds nearby and see if our soil suits them. I’d much rather they were in the ground playing their dutiful part in our yard’s ecology.

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