Deptford Pink, Dianthus armeria, lingering after summer has been gone a week. Note the mature anthers, say no more. Image taken with a Micro-nikkor 60mm AF macro lens–an excellent value for miserly photographers. For a higher resolution image, click the Flickr thumbnail or broken image link below. It started as a thumbnail, but flickr sucks at […]
Alternate title: Not a Landscape Infrared I’m trying a new posting format.The featured image file is essentially a thumbnail; the post contains an image served from my photostream on Flickr.
Red Trillium (Trillium erectum) fades on Trillium Trail. Related articles Snow Trillium Bouquet One Trillium, Two Colors Wake Robin Bud Sign of spring #77: Trillium in the Woods!
Image taken with a Nikkor 70-300mm AF-S telephoto zoom. A telephoto is handy for wildflower shots. It reduces the temptation to get off the trail to trample the habitat inadvertently. It also compresses the perspective on the image front-to-back, tightening up this bunch of snow trillium (Trillium nivale) to appear a bit fuller. Related articles […]
I find what a blue filter does to the color yellow to be fascinating. It creates a very striking effect, as in this stand of bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis). Bloodroot is just approaching its bloom finish this year. Our early wildflowers are about two weeks late compared to recent years. However, the trillium grandiflorum are catching […]
Today’s factoid: 88% of insect-pollinated flowers are pollinated by beetles. Much more in the tropics than in temperate zones, but it happens. This trout lily and soldier beetle species are demonstrating that it indeed does happen in Pennsylvania. Beetles, being generally more crawlers than a fliers, sort of lumber through, bodies smeared with pollen. They […]
Dutchman’s Breeches herald spring. At last, the ephemeral wildflowers are with us again after a very, very long winter! Taken with a Nikon D90 and a Micro-nikkor 60mm f/2.8 macro lens. Related articles Dutchman’s breeches Some spring wildflowers ~ Dutchman’s Breeches
Witch hazel blooms close out the flowering season. Image taken in November. Nikkor 70-300mm AF-S ED VR. Another case where a telephoto comes in handy for wildflower photography.
A seed head in the late fall sun, backed up by smooth pond waters.
Tickseed sunflower (Bidens coronata) is back again. The bold yellow is just too attractive to pass up. It will be gone soon enough.