“Yellow Trillium” – (Trillium luteum)
“Even after years exploring the local forests, some new wonder presents itself to me.” – Ed Lehming
On my latest foray into the forest, I was hoping to capture a few more wildflowers, understanding that it’s a slow start to the spring bloom. I did see far more Bloodroot blossoms and the trilliums are advancing daily. Pretty much what I was expecting.
But, there are always surprises. Yesterday I was surprised by something new; a beautiful yellow trillium, fully opened. I’ve been along this stretch of trail for many years but have never noticed this. As I looked around, I found a second blossom. I’m not sure how I could have missed these. Perhaps it’s just by chance that I happened to be here at exactly the right time? In any case, I was so pleased to spot them and make a few images to remember them by.
I was also very lucky that the photos were even possible, as I was only carrying my light courier bag and hadn’t brought a spare battery. As it turned out, this was the last image I made before the battery died. Lesson learned, always bring at least some spare gear or miss out on chances like this.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/250 sec, f/9.0, ISO 800
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That’s lovely Ed. I’ve never seen a yellow trillium before.
It’s quite interesting and blooming a full week ahead of even the wake-robins.
The Yellow Trillium is also a new wonder to me. Exquisite photo, Ed!
Thank you. Fortunately it was a dull day, so lighting was ideal.
It’s beautiful! I’ve never seen a yellow trillium.
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