Category Archives: wildflower portrait

06.20.2019 Two different views of Mountain Laurel

Two more views of Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia). The first was made with the 70-200 which allowed for a full frame, more or less, and some soft background blooms. The second with the 180. Now to try to find a … Continue reading

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06.16.2019 Mountain Laurelpalooza

It is finally Mountain Laurel season and that was the focus for today. It started with this reflection landscape at Hawley Reservoir in Pelham. From there, the tour went to Shutesbury.  Actually it was a brief tour with only two … Continue reading

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06.14.2019 Stars of the Day

The interesting feature of these flowers, Lysimachia borealis (aka Trientalis borealis), are the repetitive sevens. Seven, sepals, seven petals and seven anthers.  That is, unless there are six.  Or five. Or eight or nine. Generally though, seven is the predominate … Continue reading

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06.11.2019 The aforementioned Canada Frostweed

Another plant, Verbesina virginica, is known for producing curls of ice around its base in the Autumn. This plant, Helianthemum canadense (aka Crocanthemum canadense), would be expected to do the same but apparently does not.  I searched the net a bit for both images … Continue reading

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06.10.2019 Yellow Salsify

I look forward to these every year.  Although a non-native flower, it sure is interesting and they don’t really take up much space, at least not where I find them, so not invasive. Tragopogon dubius goes by a few names, … Continue reading

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06.05.2019-2 More lady’s slippers

On a less bittersweet note… One day last week the call of the lady’s slippers was still strong.  It usually lasts as long as they do and I try to visit as many as I am able. This is a … Continue reading

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05.30.2019 Closeup and all-encompassing

The Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens is pretty good at getting the entire environment while creating a very sharp closeup.  The only problem is, for a shot like this, one has to lie down and I am not … Continue reading

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