Friday, July 15, 2011

Calochortus spp

It was an exercise in patience to photograph this Mariposa Lily in the Siskiyous of Oregon. This was spotted on the first stop of a field trip with the American Penstemon Society on July 9, 2011. There was a strong breeze, and these plants have very spindly stems, which make the flowers blow all around at the slightest whisper of a breeze. I've found, though, that if you just give it a bit of time, the wind will pause and you can click the shutter to capture a decent image, even in the most challenging conditions.

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