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05.29.2020-2 One of the Aforementioned Pink Lady’s Slippers in White

Just a basic portrait.  There were only two this year of these white variants and I just went for the glamour shot. There’s another location where I might find some others and will see if there is something a bit … Continue reading

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07.22.2019 Downy Rattlesnake Plantain closeup

Not a full frame of one bloom, but this was as close as the 180 with two tubes could get and still focus. The 100 might have got closer but the lens you have with you is your best lens … 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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05.30.2016 One thing to do on a rainy day

Why, get wet, of course. Yesterday, I met up with a friend who wanted to show me her location for White variant Pink Lady’s Slippers (Cypripedium acaule) .  The spot where I sometimes find one isn’t productive this year and … Continue reading

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05.25.2016 Lovely Lady

Here’s another up close and personal with a Pink Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium acaule). As you can see, we are in a pine woods this morning.  The sky was bright with thin clouds, good for lighting the plant but a bit … Continue reading

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06.02.2015 Invitation to the Pollination

In an obvious case of entrapment 🙂 the lady’s slipper labellum sac is colorful and has an inviting opening for a bee to enter.  But that opening only allows entrance and the bee then has to escape by flying up … Continue reading

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06.01.2015 Candid

Fun on the forest floor.

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05.27.2015 The pinks get their due too

After making the image of the Yellow Lady’s Slipper the other day, I found this nice pair of Pink Lady’s Slippers (Cypripdium acaule).  They are more abundant here but also not as easily isolated.  This pair made it a bit … Continue reading

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05.25.2015 Yellow Lady’s Slipper

There are certain wildflowers that I try to visit every year.  The Painted Trilliums probably top the list, but not far behind are the Yellow Lady’s Slippers (Cypripedium parviflorum).  I am not sure if they are naturally occurring in this … Continue reading

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03.21.2015 Anticipation

We had some snow again today and temperatures are to be below freezing by quite a bit the next few nights.  Sounds like more ice photography to come.  Mary Beth, as is true for most everyone I know…and don’t know, … Continue reading

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