Friday's Focus - 06/07/2018 - Wildflower Landscapes

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  1. JimFox

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    Todays Friday's Focus will be on Wildflowers we have captured in our landscapes. It's about that time of year to start capturing wildflowers. As I was digging through my archives in preparation for this years wildflower season I was really excited with what I saw, and what I know you guys can contribute.

    Here is mine to start it off, this was from a stormy afternoon in Yankee Boy Basin in Colorado.

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    And another one I have posted before, this is from Ice Lakes Basin in Colorado.
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    This is going to be a wild thread...
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    Some were posted before:





     
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    Here is a couple from me
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    Good subject Jim, and some very good examples already posted. Here are a few of mine.
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    I haven't captured many flowers in landscapes (not for lack of effort) but here are some of my favorites:

    1) Flowers along the Hite Cove trail near the Merced River
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    2) Mustard and trees in the Bay Area
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    3) Rapeseed and Karst - Yangshuo, China
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    What's not to like? We had good rains earlier this Spring & wildflowers were looking pretty good, but now it's just been hot & dry & they're fading. Unless we get consistent rains, CO won't be very good for wildflowers this year. Here are some from previous years (1 was posted earlier). 1) Lupines are an invasive species in Iceland (I've never seen so many -- acres & acres of them), but they sure do add a lot of color! 2) Wind Rivers 3) San Juans lupines-retouchedNikCropped.jpg Squaretop.jpg sunset-sunnies-vert-final.jpg
     
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    Most of these were previously posted:

    Mt Rainier hiding behind forest fire smoke
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    Falls Creek Falls
    False Lily of the Valley at Cape Blanco
    Edith Creek at Mt. Rainier
    Painted Hills
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    Ah, I forgot about Iceland! This one has some technical problems but looks fine at web sizes.. 6307 Lupines and Mountains_850.jpg
     
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    Yikes, what a great number of beauties here. I can't compete! Here's a quiet and mosquito infested scene along the Lamarck Trail from North Lake, Eastern Sierra, CA.

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    These are all from up around Paradise on Mt. Rainier, the best concentrated flower location in WA IMHO.

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    Sunset on Mazama Ridge, Tatoosh range behind.

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    Hiker on The Golden Gate trail.

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    This hut (which looks nicely Swiss from a distance) is actually a water pumping station.
     
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    These look soooo much nicer than the view I got when I was there with forest fire smoke obliterating the view of the mountains.
     
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    Great theme and some stunning imagery in this thread. Here are a couple of mine.

    Overlooking the gorge

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    And Mt Rainier

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    Something from Mt. Fuji a few years back: _MG_1676-2.jpg
     
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    Really awesome shots thus far! My contribution will span three seasons of wildflower shooting (winter is pretty tough and thus not included).

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    March mexican poppies and lupine in the Sonoran Desert. Bartlett Lake northeast of Phoenix.

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    June monkeyflowers in West Fork Canyon north of Sedona.

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    July columbine in American Basin (San Juan Mountains)

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    October wildflowers along the Verde River near Sedona.
     
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    What a superb topic today and, wow, what stunning entries!


    Blue Phlox at White Oak Sinks - Smoky Mountains
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    Flame (Wild) Azaleas at Andrews Bald - Smoky Mountains
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    Alpine Flowers - Beartooth Mountains
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    Bear Grass - Glacier NP
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    Shadow Mountain with the Tetons in the background.

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    Mulesear, The Organ, Arches NP. 2015. Yes, I kinda was ripping off Tom Till's composition.

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    Same composition 2014.

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    2008

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    Good ones Rick, I really like what you got at Shadow Mountain, and your Mules ear, 2014 and 2008. I was with you for the 2014 or 2015 and I never got such a shot.
     
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    Thanks. You were on all three trips. In 2014, you and Adam had to leave early so I shot that image after you guys left.
     
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    Really cool work here! That Shadow mountain one is really great how you worked the sun also. And I do like seeing the Organ over a period of several years! It's interesting to see how it looks from one year to the next.

    If you have any other location where you have multiple years with the same composition, they would make for some good threads on their own.
     
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    Hey Jim, sure liking this views of Mt Rainier.
     

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