Montana Outdoors

April 22, 2017

Today’s wildflowers

Canary Violet

Canary Violet ~ Viola praemorsa

Small Bluebells

Small Bluebells ~ Mertensia longiflora

"Heart-leaf

Heart-leaf Springbeauty ~ Claytonia cordifolia

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  1. Brilliant colours. They’ll wake up spring if nothing else will.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — April 22, 2017 @ 10:21 pm

  2. They are not WILD but “MILD AND PLEASANT”. Thanks. Congrats.

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    Comment by nvsubbaraman — April 22, 2017 @ 11:27 pm

    • They are all quiet small flowers that are so often overlooked.

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      Comment by montucky — April 23, 2017 @ 7:13 am

  3. Such dramatic photographs.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — April 23, 2017 @ 7:59 am

    • I have been setting up the camera to emphasize the blossoms rather than the background when the flowers are small and grow close to the ground and the background is an unattractive matrix of fir needles which are rust-colored. It works in shade using a slight fill flash, spot metering, single-point auto focus mode and a low f-stop.

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      Comment by montucky — April 23, 2017 @ 8:11 am

  4. Those little beauties sure do pop with color. I like what you did here!

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — April 23, 2017 @ 10:56 am

    • Thanks. I was happy that these shots show the flowers well.

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      Comment by montucky — April 23, 2017 @ 7:08 pm

  5. I like that yellow violet. I never see yellow ones.
    I’m glad spring is happening there!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — April 23, 2017 @ 3:04 pm

  6. Hi Montucky, Hard to say which flower I like best but probably the Bluebells. All are pretty and you have taken great photographs! Have a wonderful Monday and a good solid week.

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — April 23, 2017 @ 4:24 pm

  7. The yellow violet is appealing, but I really do like the inclusion of the bud with the heart-leaf springbeauty. Buds are so amazing — this seems to be my year to notice them more than I have before. And of course the bluebell is fascinating for the range of colors in its bud, bloom, and fade. Just lovely.

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    Comment by shoreacres — April 23, 2017 @ 7:08 pm

    • I try to include one of the buds of a flower if possible because I feel the same way about them. Each species of wildflower has its own unique appeal and style, doesn’t it! I want to show each at its best.

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      Comment by montucky — April 23, 2017 @ 7:16 pm

  8. Wow Great photos, thanks.

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    Comment by John Purdy — April 23, 2017 @ 7:38 pm

  9. It was a great joy to see Your beautiful flower photos. Thank You.

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    Comment by Sartenada — April 26, 2017 @ 1:42 am

    • I’m glad that you enjoyed seeing them Matti! The wildflowers are just beginning to bloom here now; these are the first.

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      Comment by montucky — April 26, 2017 @ 9:41 am

  10. Hope you are putting all these great pictures in a book.

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    Comment by windyhillx — April 26, 2017 @ 6:16 am

    • Probably never in a book. They are all in an album on Flickr though that is open to everyone and many are on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website where there is unrestricted access.

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      Comment by montucky — April 26, 2017 @ 9:45 am

  11. Springbeauty, appropriate name. They’re all beauties, though.

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    Comment by Candace — April 26, 2017 @ 5:03 pm

  12. What a way to brighten my morning, thanks Terry! 🙂

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — April 27, 2017 @ 5:36 am

  13. Woo hoo wildflowers!

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — April 27, 2017 @ 8:09 am

  14. Must be some lovely colour on the ground going by these wildflowers. Your bluebells remind me a bit of our Tubeflower (I think its called ?).
    (at least I was able to remember your blog address to re-follow since my Oops moment).

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    Comment by Vicki — April 27, 2017 @ 6:04 pm

    • We are getting some of the colors, but continued cool weather has slowed down the start of many species. I’m glad that you found me again Vicki!

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      Comment by montucky — April 27, 2017 @ 7:19 pm

  15. They are all in an album on Flickr though that is open to everyone and many are on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website where there is unrestricted access. Thank You.

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    Comment by Web Development — May 18, 2017 @ 3:41 am


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