Montana Outdoors

April 27, 2009

Couldn’t resist!

Filed under: Flowers, Montana, Nature, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — Tags: — montucky @ 7:37 pm

Pacific Trillium

Trillium ovatum


  1. Why resist when the photo is of the stately trillium? Lovely.


    Comment by Bo — April 27, 2009 @ 8:39 pm

    • My photo library is bulging with trilliums, but there always has to be one more!


      Comment by montucky — April 27, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

  2. Great image! I like the vibrant color of the leaves.


    Comment by Lillie — April 27, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

    • Yes, the leaves are incredible on these, in size, shape and color. They are even edible, but that kills the plant because the bulbs then lose nourishment.


      Comment by montucky — April 27, 2009 @ 9:24 pm

  3. Beautiful work Terry, never enough trillium shots IMHO !!!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — April 27, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

    • I know, Bernie, but I may end up with one drive dedicated to them!


      Comment by montucky — April 27, 2009 @ 9:24 pm

  4. Go for it! You know I can never get enough trillium shots! Always a favorite here!


    Comment by Cedar — April 28, 2009 @ 4:06 am

    • I’m glad you like them Cedar. I have a few more that I will post later, and they’re still blooming!


      Comment by montucky — April 28, 2009 @ 7:31 am

  5. Beautiful image, Terry. The depth of field is absolutely perfect here. The detail is superb. Trillium are just so beautiful. I never tire of them.


    Comment by edvatza — April 28, 2009 @ 4:44 am

    • Thanks Ed. You would have laughed if you had seen me taking this. It was in thick brush on a steep hillside in the rain. I used my umbrella so to keep my camera dry and since my tripod was too tall for the flower, I was using it as a monopod at a slant. A couple extra hands would have been nice. I’m sure you would understand what that’s like!


      Comment by montucky — April 28, 2009 @ 7:35 am

  6. Thank you for not resisting. That’s a gorgeous picture. The water droplets really make it so gorgeous.


    Comment by gradschoolsara — April 28, 2009 @ 7:35 am

    • Thanks Sara! I tend to get into a frenzy when there are raindrops on flowers, especially Trilliums.


      Comment by montucky — April 28, 2009 @ 7:37 am

  7. The lighting on this beautiful, raindropped flower is perfect against the deep green leaves. The effort on the steep hillside with umbrella and slanted tripod as a monopod proved worth it for a gorgeous capture of a trillium. 🙂


    Comment by Anna Surface — April 28, 2009 @ 7:52 am

    • Thanks Anna. For a trillium, any effort is worth it! At least I wasn’t kneeling in a foot of snow.


      Comment by montucky — April 28, 2009 @ 7:56 am

  8. It’s the raindrops that capture my eye and the beauty of those white leaves. Another beautiful capture!


    Comment by Maureen — April 28, 2009 @ 8:16 am

    • This was the first chance I’ve had this year to photograph flowers in the rain. Last year it seemed I spent all of spring under an umbrella. I actually prefer to have a lot of rainy days.


      Comment by montucky — April 28, 2009 @ 8:49 am

  9. Absolutely stunning photograph


    Comment by Robert Burcul — April 28, 2009 @ 8:18 am

  10. Brilliant shot! Lovely. Appreciate your efforts to bring it to us. Trilliums were always a delight when I stumbled onto them in the woodlands. They were such delicate beautiful blossoms. They don’t take well to transplanting either, because I had tried on a number of occasions to do so. Unfortunately, all that was long before I aspired to be even a wanna be photographer.


    Comment by Iona — April 28, 2009 @ 8:23 am

    • Thanks Iona. I’m far from being an expert on flowers, but my observation has been that Trilliums like an area near a stream where they can get night mists from the water and perhaps a tough of boggy type soil. They also seem to like to live in thick, brushy areas which leads to challenges but also great light/shade combinations.


      Comment by montucky — April 28, 2009 @ 8:52 am

  11. Another amazing shot! Sadly I have encountered a sum total of zero trilliums this year.


    Comment by Tabbie — April 28, 2009 @ 11:37 am

    • I’ve been using my photos from the last few years as reminders of what blooms and when. Surprising how accurate they are!


      Comment by montucky — April 28, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

  12. Great shot. The colours are nice and clear!


    Comment by Cliff — April 28, 2009 @ 5:46 pm

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