Montana Outdoors

August 18, 2009

One more primrose

Filed under: Flowers, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — Tags: — montucky @ 9:26 pm

I hope there’s room for one more.

Evening primrose


  1. That is a striking shot. Love the dew drops.


    Comment by kateri — August 18, 2009 @ 10:43 pm

    • Thanks kateri. They have a lot of character and I can’t trying one more shot.


      Comment by montucky — August 19, 2009 @ 8:58 am

  2. Terry, there is always room for one more flower blossom. This photo is exquisite!

    Speaking of flower blossoms, I have a pic on my blog. Don’t know what it is. Looks like a white hibiscus. But it is wild. I’ve only seen it growing in roadside ditches. Takes the heat very well, and also seems to thrive with the abundance of rain we’ve had. Not one of those flowers that bloom and are immediately gone. Blossoms for a long while.


    Comment by Iona — August 18, 2009 @ 10:59 pm

    • I looked at those blossoms on your blog, Iona and made a suggestion, but I really can’t tell what they are. I have a book of wild plants that applies mostly the British Columbia but extends down into this area but it doesn’t include your area. I also use a website located in Washington that has a lot of our local plants in it, but it’s also regional. I left a link on your blog to a site that comes from Florida that might be helpful.


      Comment by montucky — August 19, 2009 @ 9:02 am

  3. always room for one more, especially one this nice!


    Comment by burstmode — August 19, 2009 @ 5:19 am

    • Thanks burstmode. I like the way this one turned out too.


      Comment by montucky — August 19, 2009 @ 9:03 am

  4. Montucky,… love that shot,… with the water droplets clinging to the yellow petals. I’ve been away so much this summer I’ll never catch up, but come Sept. I’ll be a reagular reader again.


    Comment by Cedar — August 19, 2009 @ 6:37 am

    • You have been really out and about this summer, Cedar. I hope you’re having a great time!


      Comment by montucky — August 19, 2009 @ 9:04 am

  5. Great detail, it is amazing how much there is to appreciate in a single bloom. Mind boggling when thinking about how many blooms there are out there. I especially like the dew droplets suspended above, and the darker ones on the bottom front petal.


    Comment by DaveABirding — August 19, 2009 @ 8:39 am

    • It is indeed mind boggling, the number of different plants and variations. I’m sure it’s the same with birds too, although I haven’t tried much photography with them. I cringe when I see the efforts at “managing” nature when the “managers” really have little idea of the total array of life forms that are involved and what all of the inter-relationships are.


      Comment by montucky — August 19, 2009 @ 9:07 am

  6. You can never have too many shots! This one does stand out – beautiful!


    Comment by Maureen — August 19, 2009 @ 10:28 am

    • I keep shooting, Maureen. This winter though I’m going to cull out about half of my photo collection:it’s getting out of hand.


      Comment by montucky — August 19, 2009 @ 9:57 pm

  7. Wow! that’s a primrose? Lovely! I love the dew drops too…


    Comment by Stacey - Addicted to The Click — August 19, 2009 @ 11:50 am

    • It is, Stacey. They are very interesting plants; night-blooming and with quite tall stalks. One of the few wildflowers on which one can use a regular tripod.


      Comment by montucky — August 19, 2009 @ 9:58 pm

  8. Is the darkness in the background real, or just edited?


    Comment by scienceguy288 — August 19, 2009 @ 1:53 pm

    • It’s real; deep shadows behind the plant. I don’t have the software to edit in that kind of background.


      Comment by montucky — August 19, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

  9. Nice. the water droplets looks great. the image is very sharp. Nicely done.


    Comment by edvatza — August 19, 2009 @ 7:21 pm

    • Thanks, Ed. The drops are actually from a light rain that fell during the night. This is one of very few shots that I have been able to take from a tripod.


      Comment by montucky — August 19, 2009 @ 10:01 pm

  10. Ahhhhhh nice!


    Comment by Tabbie — August 20, 2009 @ 12:49 am

  11. One can’t have too many flowers.


    Comment by knightofswords — August 20, 2009 @ 8:19 am

    • I don’t know, Malcolm, by the looks of my hard drive…


      Comment by montucky — August 20, 2009 @ 7:21 pm

  12. Wonderful shot, the color and comp are beautiful and the drops of water add a nice touch, lovely image Terry !!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — August 20, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

    • That was fairly early in the morning when the light was still soft and the night’s rain hadn’t yet left the petals.


      Comment by montucky — August 20, 2009 @ 9:23 pm

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