05.30.2022 Macro Monday Madame’s Mocs

Yesterday morning was a lady’s slipper extravaganza.  This appears to be a very good year for them and this is my third location, near Dean Brook, with more than a dozen to choose  from. In all three spots they are mostly growing singly so no group photos.

Pink Lady’s Slipper-Cypripedium acaule

Another dewy morning to boot.

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 05.30.2022 Macro Monday Madame’s Mocs

  1. These are beautiful, Steve. I think the dew helps deepen the colors of the flowers.

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  2. Nature photographers make much ado about dew.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I especially like the framing that the greenery provides in the second photo. It’s quite attractive, and not at all distracting.


  4. Todd Henson says:

    Beautiful images, and the dew drops, as is so often the case, add something extra. Do you find many of these in somewhat clear areas where it might be easier to compose, or mixed in with brush and other plants (similar to the bottom one) or a nice mix of them both?

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    • Most often they are fairly separated from the surrounds and I carefully compose to take advantage of that. But as I’ve said, I am trying to find these repeated subjects in different compositions from the usual so was happy to find the second one framed as it was.

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  5. Lovely photograph of the lady’s slipper, so pink and full with details!

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  6. Dave Ply says:

    I dew like these shots.

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  7. bluebrightly says:

    Wow, and I get excited out here by the tiniest coralroot orchids. Well, we each have our orchid subjects. You’ve done it again with perfect focus, gorgeous color, and drops of water that make it extra beautiful.
    Have you photographed coralroots?

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    • I haven’t photographed coral roots yet. I’d be excited to find some but they’ve evaded me so far. Thanks, Lynn!

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      • bluebrightly says:

        They seem to require very particular circumstances (like lots of orchids). Check out inaturalist – there are some observations in your area – Hardwick, Conway, Sunderland. I think that’s roughly your area? But looking for them could be like going on a wild goose chase. I’m glad your Lady’s slipper location is reliable!

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      • I do know they are around and, yes, that is my neck of the woods. One time I was able to find some lady’s slippers based on someone posting the general location but coralroot seems like it would be a bit harder to spot.

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  8. naturebackin says:

    These photos really are exquisite.

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  9. Lovely, Steve, and how fun to have such choices!

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