Montana Outdoors

March 12, 2017

Clematis

Filed under: Flowers — Tags: — montucky @ 3:30 pm

Clematis

This seed head of a clematis flower that survived a very harsh winter is almost prettier than the flower itself was.

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  1. What a lovely shot of the seed head, Terry. Well done 🙂

    We have, what looks like, the same variety here in Victoria, but my images are nowhere near as warm (and interesting) as yours. Your white balance looks much better than mine too. I learn a lot from photographers who photograph the same plants as me 🙂

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    Comment by Vicki — March 12, 2017 @ 4:27 pm

    • Thanks Vicki. It was a cloudy, fairly dark day today which helped color saturation, and just a slight bit of flash gave just enough light on the image.

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      Comment by montucky — March 12, 2017 @ 6:23 pm

  2. Love these colors, great photo!

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — March 12, 2017 @ 4:35 pm

    • Thank you Teresa! It is nice to start seeing a little color in the landscape again after the winter that we’ve had!

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      Comment by montucky — March 12, 2017 @ 6:24 pm

  3. Amazingly beautiful!

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    Comment by Mother Hen — March 12, 2017 @ 5:38 pm

  4. Gorgeous detail and composition, Terry!

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — March 12, 2017 @ 8:35 pm

    • Thanks Donna. It’s time to get ready the camera ready for all of the pretty things that will be showing up soon!

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      Comment by montucky — March 12, 2017 @ 9:17 pm

  5. Looks like it survived by wrapping itself in a fur coat. Beautiful photo.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — March 13, 2017 @ 11:55 am

  6. What a gorgeous seed head. It’s so unusual. I’ve never seen anything quite like it in the clematis family, but that color is pretty and appealing. I imagine you are about ready for some color to show up!

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    Comment by shoreacres — March 13, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

    • Yes, very anxious to see some color. The light was just right on this and it immediately caught my attention.

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      Comment by montucky — March 14, 2017 @ 12:04 pm

  7. Before I saw the photo the title made me think you had clematis blooming already! I would have been jealous since they say we might see as much as two feet of snow tomorrow.
    I wonder if that clematis is a native. We have one here called Virgin’s bower (Clematis virginiana) with very similar seed heads.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — March 13, 2017 @ 3:31 pm

    • We also have the Virgin’s Bower here, but this one is a commercial variety (I don’t know its name). I don’t envy you that snow. We have been getting rain and a lot of ours has melted, but there is about three inches of ice at the bottom of the larger snow banks.

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      Comment by montucky — March 14, 2017 @ 12:07 pm

  8. Wow, look at that! You always find such treasures to photograph, Montucky! 🙂

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — March 13, 2017 @ 4:21 pm

    • Now that the snow is melting, more colorful things appear. It does seem that there are always treasures ready to be noticed.

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      Comment by montucky — March 14, 2017 @ 12:08 pm

  9. It’s wild-looking, very fantastical.

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    Comment by Candace — March 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

    • I’ve always been fascinated at the seed heads formed by some of the flowers. At first it took some time to understand which seed heads came from which flowers.

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      Comment by montucky — March 15, 2017 @ 9:28 am

  10. I have never seen Clematis seed. I love details of Your photo. Thank You.

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    Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2017 @ 1:44 am

    • There are several species of clematis here and they all seem to have similar seed heads despite having quite different flowers.

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      Comment by montucky — March 15, 2017 @ 9:28 am

  11. Hi Montucky, How very beautiful it is. Great photography! Have an enjoyable Thursday tomorrow!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — March 15, 2017 @ 8:41 pm

  12. Just amazing Clematis seeds! Great photo too!

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    Comment by Sonia A. Mascaro — March 25, 2017 @ 1:51 pm

    • Thank you! The clematis flower is beautiful twice in its annual cycle.

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      Comment by montucky — March 26, 2017 @ 9:13 am


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