05.10.2022 Trillium Tuesday

I am not sure I can be as prolific with trilliums as frogs but I’ll give it a shot.

I am fortunate that these White Trilliums-Trillium grandiflorum are thriving in my small woods. I can wander out every morning to check their condition and yesterday was the prime time for this bloom in the soft morning light.  Slightly backlit, I hit it with a bit of reflected light.  The dew drop was a happy bonus. In retrospect, I wish I had made a closeup of the drop too.

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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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30 Responses to 05.10.2022 Trillium Tuesday

  1. Terrific timing, and a lovely composition, Steve!

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  2. Perfection in nature.

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  3. shungphotography says:

    Excellent shot! Love it!

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  4. The chance to shoot this drop may have gone plop but you shouldn’t let that stop you from another photo op.

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  5. melissabluefineart says:

    Trillium Tuesday is a very good thing! These are such lovely wildflowers and you’ve captured the essence of them wonderfully.

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  6. Very pretty photo of this flower.

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  7. Todd Henson says:

    Trilliums are such beautiful flowers, I never tire of viewing your photos of them.

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  8. Wally Jones says:

    THAT is a really beautiful flower!
    Great photograph and the extra light seems just enough. Very pleasing composition.

    We have no Trilliums on Tuesday or any other day in our area. You shall have to supply us with our vicarious pleasures by displaying trillions of trilliums.

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    • It is and just wait until the Painted Trillium season starts. They and lady’s slippers are the highlight of Spring flower photography for me. I’ll do my best to approach the numbers you speak of. Thanks, Wally!

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  9. Eliza Waters says:

    A perfect image, Steve. Exalted!

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  10. shoreacres says:

    Every once in a while I think I ought to take the time to use a tripod and reflector and all that. You certainly use them to perfection, and this Trillium is proof of that. It’s such a beautiful flower, and I like the way you always give the leaves equal time with the flower.

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    • They do come in handy. But you do a fine job without them. Had I waited until late afternoon I might not have needed the reflector but the morning weather is much calmer windwise.
      Sometimes I do like to fill the frame with the flower but adding a leaf or two in the proper configuration makes the picture more interesting, I think. Glad that you agree. Thanks, Linda.

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  11. bluebrightly says:

    I loved it on FB and I love it here – that light!

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    • Thanks, Lynn! The reflector is small but did a big job.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        I’ve seen those…almost bought one…but that would be something to carry.
        I get more and more minimalist. Lately I put a 2nd lens in a pocket (or hang it from a belt loop if I have to, stick my wallet & phone in back pockets, keys in a front pocket, reading glasses & maybe a snack in jacket pockets, and that’s it. I even ditched the shoulder sling strap and only use a wrist strap now for the camera. This setup works well when I’m only away from the car for about two hours, which is usually the case.
        One thing I love about your style is the subtlety – I hadn’t realized a reflector was used until I read some other comments and went back and read your text more carefully. The reflected light looks natural. 🙂

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      • In this case the reflector is a small one, only 12″ opened and about four inches folded and fits in a pocket. I should lighten my load but always seem to wish I had something that I left behind. Thanks. The reflector has two sides, silver and soft gold for warmth, which offers subtle and pleasing lighting.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Thanks, Steve, that one does sound very small. 🙂

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      • You do a twist holding it in both hands and it folds nice and small. The 30″ one does the same but obviously a little larger.

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  12. Great Image Steve! Enjoyed seeing it!

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