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05.22.2021 Yellow Lady’s Slipper

After I took that wrong turn last week and missed the yellow lady’s slipper in the Holyoke Range, the two friends who told me about it mentioned someone in a nearby town with a forest garden that contains one and … Continue reading

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07.06.2020 Macro Monday-Grass Pink Farewell

Among a few other subjects that I found in the meadow was most likely the last of the Grass Pinks-Calopogon tuberosus that I will photograph this season.  Most are long past and not looking good even for a “spent” image. … Continue reading

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06.14.2020-2 As luck would have it….

It’s back to work tomorrow morning. I know I have a ton of comments to respond to as well as your posts to comment on and I will catch up.  But this morning was my last “free” morning for a … Continue reading

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06.07.2020 As promised

As I mentioned yesterday, I did find a more local plant but I was well late.  It is good to know where to find it next year though.  In the meantime, here’s a shot from 2007 that’s a nice memory. … Continue reading

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06.02.2020- Corona Lady’s Slipper

The nose knows that you can’t be too careful out there.

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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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