I’ve been taking pictures of the wild flowers around the cabin for years. Last year I saw one that I hadn’t seen before but before I had a chance to check it out it had disappeared. This year we were up a at the cabin a little earlier than usual (the end of July) and there were Sego Lilies everywhere. So I grabbed a ton of pictures. These were in and around our favorite huckleberry picking spot. The variation in color from one flower to the next we pretty interesting and the colors on the pedals seemed to be painted on. Enjoy. By the way the Sego Lily or Calochortus nuttallii is the Utah State flower and is native to Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico. I feel really smart now.
It’s been a while since I posted mostly because I got busy doing other things. Now that Spring has sprung in my yard I just had to get out and take a couple of shots. The weather was beautiful over the week end so I couldn’t help it. Here you go these were all taken with my 100mm macro lens. I was out with the grand kids exploring and it was a little windy so not the best for great shots. Pine cones aren’t really spring, but what the heck. The plum tree is wall to wall blooms which is awesome.
Part two of this years wild flowers from Island Park. Everything from fungus to berries – I’m not sure what was different this year but considering calendar time wise we were at the cabin almost exactly this time last year things were different somehow. The mushroom and berries and flowers were not the same or maybe I was just looking for things with a little different eyes. These again were all taken with my 100 mm macro lens.
It’s been a while since I posted, so first let me apologize for that. I hope that the next few days posts make up for my absence. I think I’ve got some good pictures here and I’m really exited about some of the posts I have coming up. If you want more detail on how I took any of these let me know and I’ll share the details about how I took them and/or what post processing I did.
Here’s a collection of photos taken from our trip to Island Park this summer. These were all taken with my 100mm macro lens, which I really like. I found the mushrooms growing under the huckleberrys where we were picking. The white flowers, little pink and tiny yellow were all taken on top of Mount Sawtelle at about 11,000 ft. I hope you’ll take the time to click on each picture in this gallery and really look at the detail and color of these beautiful plants.
So I was out in the neighborhood last night shooting fireworks. Well, since it was the neighborhood and not a big fireworks show I didn’t get any pictures that really rocked my world. There are some big fireworks shows later in the summer and maybe I’ll try again. Anyway, we have some Daylilies in our yard that are pretty awesome so I thought I would share them. These where taken with a 100mm macro lens f8 for 1/8 second handheld. ISO 400. The yellow daylilies where being watered by the sprinkler – kind of a neat effect.
I didn’t take many pictures of flowers at the cabin this last trip, but I did find a couple of flowers I don’t think I’d taken pictures of before. Here they are. I found them down by the river so I assume they are wetland type flowers and they were pretty small the pink one wasn’t much bigger then the width of a piece of grass.
No visit to the cabin is complete with out doing some macro photography of the flora. Here is a collection of this years. It’s pretty amazing how every year there’s something different about the flowers. For example this year there were flowers that looked like the flowers from last year but they were yellow instead of white or there is a clump of flowers that hasn’t been in this area at all. The weather was real cool and rainy while we were there so the bugs weren’t bad, and we got a couple of pics with rain drops. There’s even an unused bird’s nest and baby pine cones.
Earlier I compared a couple of flowers I had been taking pictures of over the course of the summer. When I went back in September there was nothing but dried remnants that weren’t worth taking pictures of. OK, maybe somebody with more vision than I have could have made something from it…but I didn’t want to work that hard. Anyway, here’s one that we pretty much dried up but still looked like something so I thought I’d show it’s progress through the summer. The first picture taken in early July, second early August and third mid September.
Septembers picture was taken at ISO 400, 1/20th second, f 6.7 with my 50mm macro lens.