Show wildflowers, only wildflowers in the wild

Discussion in 'Nature' started by PacNWMike, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    guess?
    Wild flowers in the wild only. No arboretums, greenhouses, lawns or otherwise artificially cultivated allowed. You gotta get out there in the wild!

    Let's see 'em.

    Just barely getting to be that time of year again here in the N. Hem. So I'll start off with two from last spring...

    Loch Lomond

    LochLommond_0932.JPG

    Birnam

    BirnamWood0748.JPG
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2015
    • Like Like x 21
    • Winner Winner x 1
  2. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    guess?
    OK, I'll post another from last spring.

    satinflowers0071.
    satin flower, named after a famous Scotsman Sisyrinchium douglasii
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2015
    • Like Like x 13
  3. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    P0012070.

    Oxalis, with a little wild radish and wild mustard thrown in, near San Marcos Creek.

    I don't know what it is about this image, but it's not nearly as compelling as it was to be there with yellow wildflowers carpeting the ground in front of me. I've tried to photograph this wildflower patch several times but never come away satisfied. Still, I really like the idea of this thread and I wanted to contribute something.

    Brian

    Edit - I located a tiny white flower and used it for spot white balance. Then I set default saturation rather than my usual -1, disabled global and local contrast enhancement, backed off sharpening, and replaced the image. It sure is easy to get carried away with postprocessing. The result reminds me more of being there.
     
    • Like Like x 12
  4. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

    481
    Oct 18, 2012
    Dublin
    Ciaran Reilly
    Two from along the Royal Canal in the midlands in Ireland, I think that counts as wild now because it's been there since 1817!

    Greater Birds-foot-trefoil
    14551601816_38870067a8_b.

    Field Scabious
    14594818613_f55bd08689_b.
     
    • Like Like x 14
  5. popiT

    popiT Mu-43 Top Veteran

    602
    Mar 20, 2014
    BayArea, CA
    Yang


     
    • Like Like x 23
  6. popiT

    popiT Mu-43 Top Veteran

    602
    Mar 20, 2014
    BayArea, CA
    Yang


     
    • Like Like x 16
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. popiT

    popiT Mu-43 Top Veteran

    602
    Mar 20, 2014
    BayArea, CA
    Yang
    Bear bulbs



     
    • Like Like x 15
  8. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    • Like Like x 13
  9. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    966
    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    Geoff
    From last year, hopefully there will be more soon.

    field_poppies.
     
    • Like Like x 12
  10. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    966
    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    Geoff
    Do weeds count?

    P7250028cr.
     
    • Like Like x 17
  11. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    guess?
    from last March. flowering currant

    currant0035.
     
    • Like Like x 9
  12. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

    481
    Oct 18, 2012
    Dublin
    Ciaran Reilly
    A field of snowdrops near where my grandparents lived, it's just a little patch of scrub land that was never improved for farming and it's great that it hasn't!

    15910715383_501dfef466_b.
     
    • Like Like x 10
  13. DMLarson

    DMLarson Mu-43 Regular

    79
    Aug 19, 2014
    Dan
    • Like Like x 8
  14. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    And the Flickr says it was taken on Feb 10, 2016. I didn't realize that you were from the future. What does everyone think of the EM 5 II where you come from?
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  15. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    guess?
    Today I found first color showing around here. Blue-eyed Marys are tiny. About two weeks early.
    blue-eyedMary_0015_DxO.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 7
  16. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    • Like Like x 6
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    guess?
    A type of stork's bill. An invasive that blooms here year-round. Still, it's nice to come across a bit of color in winter.
     
  18. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
    • Like Like x 14
  19. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    guess?
    These tiny beauties are busting out all over. Blue-eyed Marys

    blue-eyedMary_0005.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 5
  20. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    guess?
    Things blooming this afternoon.

    shooting star
    shootingstar_0018.JPG
    shootingstar_0008.JPG

    fawn lily
    fawnlily_0006.JPG

    lupine
    lupine_0089.JPG

    blue-eyed marys
    GusGus_0063.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 11