06.11.2022 It’s that time of year again.

Well there are a few subjects that could have a post titled as such.  In this case it’s Grass Pinks-Calopogon tuberosus. There were quite a nice number of them along the path in MacLeod Field and also in the taller shrubs and plants.

This one in particular caught my eye for its dark and rich color.  I shot several and this was the last on my way out.  Some of the others may follow. It was another cool and dewy morning.  Although I wore Muck Boots, my pants got soaked above them, especially while kneeling for this shot.

There were Rose Pogonias also but one of them will get its own post.  And this afternoon…frogs!  And a Great Blue.  And a Northern Water Snake.  All my reward for mowing the lawn.


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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28 Responses to 06.11.2022 It’s that time of year again.

  1. Karen says:

    I love the colour too Steve, a lovely shot.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    I fear I missed these this year; in fact, I’m sure of it. I’ve been trying to get to east Texas for weeks, and it just hasn’t been possible, so I’ll enjoy yours, instead. I have plenty of photos of this species, but I’d hoped to finally find Rose Pogonias. They bloom earlier than the Calpogon, so I’m going to have to put those on next year’s wish list.

    The color of these does seem especially rich. They’re certainly a beautiful little flower, and it’s kind of them to keep blooming over time.

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    • Sorry that you missed out and hope next year is the year for you to finally find some Rose Pogonias.
      Usually these are more of a soft pink hue (I’ll share that on another day) and after photographing several yesterday morning this one stopped me in my tracks. I probably should have built up to this but wanted to share it first.

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  3. How beautiful. Am I imagining the misty/dewy beads, or are they really there?

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  4. cindy knoke says:

    How perfectly beautiful!

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    • Thanks, Cindy! I appreciate the comment and want to mention that I found another of yours in the spam box but after approving it I lost track of which post it was for so wasn’t able to respond. Thanks for that one too. 🙂


  5. Peter Klopp says:

    The blurry green background enhances the flower’s beauty. Great capture!

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  6. Ms. Liz says:

    Stunning photo, gorgeous flowers! Grass pinks seems such an ordinary name 😀

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  7. melissabluefineart says:

    An exciting lineup you have for us! This is a beautiful photo of a flower we have in common. I’m hoping to get out to where they bloom here to see if they still do. The hydrology at the park where I see them has changed dramatically over the past few years, and they have been inundated.

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    • Things are picking up, subject-wise, Melissa. It will be too bad if the grass pinks are no longer viewable but water seems to be an ever increasingly precious commodity these days.


      • melissabluefineart says:

        Well, dead is what I’m worried about but. you’re right, water is precious the prolonged flooding has created lots of new waterbird habitat. It certainly reminds me that change is the only constant.

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  8. Todd Henson says:

    I’m glad this one caught your attentions. Nicely composed and what color! I like the shape of the blossom, almost like a little colorful insect with wings spread wide.

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  9. As you and others have said, it’s hard to beat that rich hue.


  10. GAIL PLATZ says:

    Gorgeous! The Rose Pogania is one of my favorites, and that image is very nice!

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  11. Beautiful image Steve! Love the soft focus background that really makes the Grass Pinks-Calopogon tuberosus stand out!!

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  12. Dave Ply says:

    Beautiful colors. But the textures are nice too, I bet it’d make a nice B/W as well.

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  13. bluebrightly says:

    You were richly rewarded and now, so are we. 🙂

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