Category Archives: Closeup Photography

05.10.2021 Macro Monday Marsh Marigold

Nothing challenging about that alliteration. As the name implies, these grow in some wet conditions and, in this case, swampy.  Several times my boots got sucked deep into the muck, fortunately they are “Muck Boots”, and I almost had to … Continue reading

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05.07.2021 White Trillium

From the backyard wild spot-Trillium grandiflorum

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05.05.2021-2 Wordless Wednesday- Skunk Cabbage Edition

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05.03.2021-2 Macro Monday

Hobblebush-Viburnum lantanoides A native shrub, the flowers are lovely but it’s the texture of the leaves that I enjoy even more.

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05.01.2021 An erect Trillium erectum

Quite often these Red Trillium flowers are more drooping than upright which can make shooting them a challenge. In this case the flower was fairly perpendicular to the earth which still required lying on the ground with the tripod legs … Continue reading

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04.22.2021-2 More Dutchman’s Breeches

I am always happy to find these and this particular bunch makes a nice natural bouquet.

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04.19.2021 Blood-root

It’s always been Bloodroot to me, but when I checked out GoBotany it didn’t show up…these computers are so picky. So I searched the latin name…Sanguinaria canadensis, and discovered it now has a hyphen.  There is a plant they list … Continue reading

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04.18.2021 A nice Sunday find

I wasn’t expecting to find any open Red Columbine-Aquilegia canadensis blooms quite yet and most all that I saw were tight buds.  But while photographing something else I noticed these tucked into a corner. Only the one was fully open … Continue reading

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04.16.2021 Frog Friday Returns!

Of course, it is still a bit early here in my town although I have heard spring peepers a few times.  But the season nears and I thought I’d plumb the depths of the archives for a teaser. We’re getting … Continue reading

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04.15.2021 Trillium Thursday

I am not sure how many TTs there will be, but at least one more when the painteds arrive in May. More time in the rain added some extra interest to these.

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