Rise ‘n’ Shine

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At my first spring, “shorty” wildflower workshop this past weekend, we were graced with lots of different spring, woodland wildflowers. Today I’m focusing on one of my favorite woodland wildflowers, the Trout Lily (Erythronium albidum), also known as the Dog-tooth Violet. Small and dainty looking, the forest floor looks amazing when lots of these guys begin blooming. Right now, there are only a small quantity of them blooming, but over the next few days, the woodland will be transformed into a wonderland of little, white trout lilies poking up! If I had to guess, the number of trout lilies at this location probably numbers easily into 5-digit numbers! Here are a few of the images I captured during the workshop, with trout lilies in various stages of bloom:

Trout Lily (aka Dog-tooth Violet)

Trout Lily (aka Dog-tooth Violet)

Trout Lily (aka Dog-tooth Violet)

Trout Lily (aka Dog-tooth Violet)

Trout Lily (aka Dog-tooth Violet)

I have another Woodland Wildflower “Shorty” workshop tentatively scheduled for this Saturday. By then, I’m hoping to see “tons” of little white Trout Lilies poking up, with their “wings” unfurled!  :o)

Coming up … more woodland wildflowers, and another post on how the Great Horned Owl chicks are doing in the nest :o)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod and ballhead
  • ISO 500 to ISO 800 (wind necessitated a higher than desired ISO)
  • Aperture f/3.5 to f/16, to get images with varying degrees of the plant in sharp focus
  • Shutter 1/25 sec. to 1/400 sec., depending on the ISO and Aperture settings

 

 

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Posted in 2016, Blog, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
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