Montana Outdoors

May 7, 2013

Fairybells

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:42 pm

Rough-fruited Fairybells

Rough-fruited Fairybells, Disporum trachycarpum

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  1. cool picture 🙂

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    Comment by Naresh Ramadurai — May 7, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

  2. I’ve never seen this one.

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    Comment by jomegat — May 7, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

  3. What gorgeous light you’ve captured…

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — May 7, 2013 @ 9:51 pm

    • A hillside in deep shade with just a few rays of sun on the flower. I love Mother Nature’s stage!

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      Comment by montucky — May 7, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

  4. This is so beautiful! A gorgeous photograph.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — May 8, 2013 @ 12:09 am

  5. Excellent photo!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — May 8, 2013 @ 12:09 am

  6. Nice flower, and very good use of the light.

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    Comment by bentehaarstad — May 8, 2013 @ 3:45 am

    • They are quite small but just enough sunlight touched this one.

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      Comment by montucky — May 8, 2013 @ 7:50 pm

  7. This one is new to me. Do the ones you photographed get fruit on them? I’d like to see it.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — May 8, 2013 @ 4:13 am

    • They do produce a small red berry with a rough outside texture. I’m sure I have a photo somewhere but I can’t seem to locate one.

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      Comment by montucky — May 8, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

    • Just found a photo of the fruit: here.

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      Comment by montucky — May 8, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

  8. Beautiful, Terry…very nicely done…light and shadows…

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    Comment by seekraz — May 8, 2013 @ 7:54 am

  9. Very dainty and beautiful …

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    Comment by bearyweather — May 8, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

  10. You captured a beauty in just the right light!

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    Comment by twoscamps — May 8, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

    • I just aught a glimpse of the flower and had to try to get that shot. Luckily it turned out!

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      Comment by montucky — May 8, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

  11. Is this another wildflower ? It’s so beautiful ! I love the light on the flower, it’s a lovely photo !

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    Comment by Inspired and pretty — May 8, 2013 @ 7:55 pm

    • Yes. It grows throughout Canada and most of the western states in the U.S. By luck, the light was perfect for that little flower.

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      Comment by montucky — May 8, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

  12. I love the dark background, feels very forest-y.

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    Comment by Candace — May 8, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

    • It is in the forest, in a canyon where it doesn’t get much sun. Usually I have to use flash to photograph flowers there, but this time a little sun shone on it.

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      Comment by montucky — May 9, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

  13. Stunning photo. I admire how well You captured the light presenting the flower! Awesome.

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    Comment by Sartenada — May 9, 2013 @ 12:33 am

    • Thank you Matti! I was lucky to be there when the light was just that way!

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      Comment by montucky — May 9, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

  14. I enjoyed seeing the photo of the fruit, too. It doesn’t seem nearly as ethereal as the flower, but it’s quite striking. The flower’s name reminds me of a song we used to sing at camp & elsewhere. The fairies and the bells got separated in the lyrics, but that’s all right. “White coral bells upon a slender stalk, lily of the valley deck my garden walk. Oh, don’t you wish that you could hear them ring? That will happen only when the fairies sing!” There hasn’t been a “round” version on youtube, but tonight I found one.

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    Comment by shoreacres — May 9, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

    • I have always liked that song, and that version is a very pleasant one! Thanks for the link! Haven’t thought about it for years!

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      Comment by montucky — May 9, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

  15. How beautiful!

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    Comment by zannyro — May 9, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

  16. oh wow, i almost missed this. it is a beautiful shot!

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    Comment by kcjewel — May 9, 2013 @ 8:36 pm

    • Thanks Jewel! I think Mother Nature was featuring that particular flower!

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      Comment by montucky — May 9, 2013 @ 9:17 pm


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