Montana Outdoors

May 2, 2009

Early morning sun

Filed under: Flowers, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — montucky @ 6:54 pm

Arrowleaf balsamroot

(Arrowleaf balsamroot blossom)


  1. wow! That’s dramatic!


    Comment by Cedar — May 2, 2009 @ 7:16 pm

    • You can see how that caught my attention first thing this morning. It looked like a little flame.


      Comment by montucky — May 2, 2009 @ 7:58 pm

  2. It’s as if the first rays of sun unfold in this lovely flower.


    Comment by Maureen — May 2, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

    • It made me believe that the sun’s rays were converted to flower energy.


      Comment by montucky — May 2, 2009 @ 8:01 pm

  3. The sun does amazing things! It’s cool you captured it this way!


    Comment by Tabbie — May 2, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

    • This was the first sun we’ve seen in several days and I think the blossom was just soaking it up! It’s one of those things where you just have to be lucky to be in the right place at the right time.


      Comment by montucky — May 2, 2009 @ 8:05 pm

  4. Getting fancy there, Terry. Mighty fine photograph.


    Comment by Bo — May 2, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

    • The only thing I can take credit for on that one was holding the camera steady.


      Comment by montucky — May 2, 2009 @ 9:01 pm

  5. Stunning.


    Comment by Patia — May 2, 2009 @ 10:50 pm

  6. Interesting effect you have here with the dark background.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — May 3, 2009 @ 7:33 am

    • That is strictly a result of spot metering. I like it though myself.


      Comment by montucky — May 3, 2009 @ 7:41 am

  7. Hi Terry,

    I like setting the flower against the black background. Sets it off nicely. If anything, I would have liked to see the flower a little brighter – capturing the sunshine. Very nice.


    Comment by edvatza — May 3, 2009 @ 11:35 am

    • Thanks, Ed. I think you’re right: perhaps I can bump that up a bit.


      Comment by montucky — May 3, 2009 @ 6:37 pm

  8. Beautiful work, I like how the light and subject work with the black bg, really nice shot Terry !!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — May 4, 2009 @ 7:42 pm

  9. amazing shot! this photo was showing when I last visited. glad I got to see it!


    Comment by silken — May 5, 2009 @ 1:49 pm

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