“Blue Cohosh Blossoms”
“This is a story about the color blue, and like blue, there’s nothing true about it. Blue is beauty, not truth. ‘True blue’ is a ruse, a rhyme; it’s there, then it’s not. Blue is a deeply sneaky color.”
― Christopher Moore
This is a plant I’ve been intrigued with for some time. It’s one of the first to emerge from the forest floor in this region and very odd in its colouration. While most spring plants vary in shades of greens and yellows, this plant is a blueish-purple. A bit hard to spot at first, but once you see it, it seems to be everywhere.
I’ve photographed it for the past few years, with varying satisfaction. This year, I returned with my macro lens, initially wanting to photograph just the opening plant. Then, I noticed the tiny yellow flowers, no more than two millimeters across, and hard to see clearly.
The macro lens revealed detail I could not have imagined. It’s opening up a new world to me, one that existed but was not readily visible to me, and I’m loving the view.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/30 sec, f/18.8, ISO 200
Beautiful flower very nicely captured. Quite a lot of details (Suzanne)
Wonderful exposure with great color and acuity.
Fully manual with my macro lens 🙂
Congrats, you nailed it as good as or better than some of us would with full auto.
I actually prefer the control over lighting that manual affords me. The forest floor can prove quite a challenge.
Thank you. Interesting flowers.
Ooh, never seen these before.
They are all over here. Southern Ontario, Carolinian Forest
That’s an interesting looking bloom.
It’s tiny and I never imagined the detail.
The fact that is it passed its prime, makes the take more interesting. I love the tones.
It’s actually just opening. Even the plant leaves are just beginning to unfurl.
Which means that there will be more opportunities to shoot it.
Yes, waiting for the showers to stop 🙂