Montana Outdoors

March 30, 2011

Rainy day Crocus

Filed under: Flowers — Tags: — montucky @ 7:27 pm

Crocus

This one picked a dark and rainy day on which to open. It had opened only two or three minutes before the photo was taken.

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  1. The epitome of spring! Very beautiful!!

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    Comment by kcjewel — March 30, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

    • This is my favorite of all our domestic flowers. Its ancestors were planted by one of my Aunts somewhere between the late 40’s and the 60’s, and one has bloomed in that spot every year since we moved here in 1993.

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      Comment by montucky — March 30, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

  2. What a stunning photo! So vivid and soft with the waterdrops on it, love it.

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    Comment by Candace — March 30, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    • I greatly prefer photographing flowers in a light rain, when the light is soft and diffused and the raindrops stand out. The conditions today were just right.

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      Comment by montucky — March 30, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

  3. Beautiful rich color!!

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    Comment by Roberta Gould — March 30, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

    • Yes, it is a deeper color than I remembered, but perhaps that is because it just opened and there has been no sun at all in its short season.

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      Comment by montucky — March 30, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

  4. So beautiful. This really says Spring to me.

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    Comment by anniespickns — March 31, 2011 @ 5:52 am

    • It’s a little late this year, but for many years a blossom from this plant has been the first one of spring in our flower beds.

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      Comment by montucky — March 31, 2011 @ 10:49 am

  5. A stunning close-up photo. Just beautiful.

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    Comment by Jack Matthews — March 31, 2011 @ 7:38 am

  6. W o W o W e e e, that’s a beautiful deep dark purple! I love it! =)

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    Comment by Tricia — March 31, 2011 @ 7:49 am

  7. Hi Montucky, Wow! What a beauty that royal blue-purple flower is. Magnificent! Have an excellent day!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — March 31, 2011 @ 8:15 am

  8. I have been following your blog and thought I need to tell you how much I enjoy it. I especially love this shot. I have been working on close up photography.

    This one is magnificient!

    Mary

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    Comment by marysquilt — March 31, 2011 @ 8:36 am

  9. beautiful…perfect timing!

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    Comment by silken — March 31, 2011 @ 10:29 am

  10. I can feel this thing opening! The light is just right.

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    Comment by burstmode — March 31, 2011 @ 10:32 am

    • I was attracted by the color while it was still furled. I got my camera and returned just a couple of minutes later to see it open. A pleasant surprise!

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      Comment by montucky — March 31, 2011 @ 10:55 am

  11. Gorgeous! These have always been my favorite – mainly because they signaled the springtime. Thanks for sharing this lovely photo.

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    Comment by Tammy McLeod — March 31, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    • They have been favorites of mine too. They are beautiful in their own right as well as ambassadors of spring.

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      Comment by montucky — March 31, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

  12. Wonderful picture. The water drops really set off the flower.

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    Comment by Ratty — March 31, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

    • Thanks Ratty. I also like the way raindrops decorate a flower’s petals.

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      Comment by montucky — March 31, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

  13. Water drop shots are great, and this one is royally stunning!

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    Comment by sandy — March 31, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    • You know, I don’t remember that deep color in this particular plant in past years. Perhaps it is because this was its first day of bloom.

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      Comment by montucky — March 31, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

  14. Stunning! Everything about it – absolutely stunning!!!

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    Comment by Marcie — March 31, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

  15. Awesome macro. I love rain drops which decorate Crocus so nice..

    Well done.

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    Comment by sartenada — March 31, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

  16. That is the color I think of when I think of “royal blue”. That is one pretty crocus! I love the fact that it was planted by an older generation.

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    Comment by kateri — April 1, 2011 @ 5:22 am

  17. That’s a nice “old fashioned” flower that people used to have in their yards more than now.

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    Comment by knightofswords — April 1, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    • Yes, I guess it is old fashioned at that. Well, I still have a lot of old traditions too.

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      Comment by montucky — April 1, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

  18. How very beautiful with the popping, vivid colors with the raindrops. Glorious nature!

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    Comment by Anna — April 2, 2011 @ 7:23 am

    • It is a very pretty one, but it hasn’t opened since that day because of cold and rainy weather that has moved in.

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      Comment by montucky — April 4, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

  19. Oh my… simply GORGEOUS! Such vivid colors and marvelous detail!

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    Comment by Victoria — April 4, 2011 @ 5:16 am

    • Just for a lark, I sent it to one of the local TV stations for the meteorologist to use during her weather segment and they did use it on air. It was interesting to see it in a floor-to-ceiling display!

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      Comment by montucky — April 4, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

  20. You do such a great job with the close up of your flowers, it is very impressive.

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    Comment by Evangeline Art Photography — April 5, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

  21. Exquisite picture and flower ! The heart of the crocus looks like coral.

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    Comment by isathreadsoflife — April 16, 2011 @ 6:47 am

    • This one was especially colorful this year. It is very old and because I will be doing some remodeling on the side of the house just next to where it has been growing, yesterday I transplanted it to a safer place: I sure hope it will survive!

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      Comment by montucky — April 16, 2011 @ 10:13 am


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