Montana Outdoors

May 5, 2017

Couldn’t resist posting one more picture

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , — montucky @ 4:37 pm

Fairy Slipper

Fairy Slipper ~ Calypso Bulbosa

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  1. Beautiful for sure!

    Do you Photoshop them too or are they that brilliant?

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    Comment by Anonymous — May 5, 2017 @ 6:15 pm

    • That’s their natural appearance when the light is good. I don’t have Photoshop, although at times maybe I could use it.

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      Comment by montucky — May 5, 2017 @ 7:02 pm

  2. Why should you resist?. Lovely flower. Thanks and congratulations.

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    Comment by nvsubbaraman — May 5, 2017 @ 6:32 pm

  3. I can see why you couldn’t resist posting one more. The article at
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calypso_bulbosa
    points out that this species, which is the only one in its genus, has a circumpolar distribution.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — May 5, 2017 @ 7:14 pm

    • Yes, I’ve noticed the strange distribution. There are so many things about these plants that are unusual!

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      Comment by montucky — May 5, 2017 @ 7:56 pm

  4. What a beauty!

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    Comment by Mother Hen — May 5, 2017 @ 7:14 pm

  5. Don’t believe I could resist either!

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    Comment by centralohionature — May 5, 2017 @ 7:17 pm

    • I probably have over a hundred photos of this species and yet it seems right to have a few more. I guess that’s called “captivation”.

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      Comment by montucky — May 5, 2017 @ 8:01 pm

  6. They really are irresistible.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — May 6, 2017 @ 6:14 am

  7. Why not? This one was begging to be shared.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — May 6, 2017 @ 6:31 am

    • I thought so. When I find them I almost always take a few pictures, and they are all different. This was one of two high points on a short hike; the other was a small bag of Morels.

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      Comment by montucky — May 6, 2017 @ 7:43 am

  8. What a beauty this is.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — May 6, 2017 @ 8:55 am

  9. I don’t blame you, it’s a beautiful thing. Knowing that it’s possible to see something so beautiful out there is what keeps me going day after day, year after year,

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — May 6, 2017 @ 3:53 pm

  10. Let me see… how many photos of white prickly poppies do I have? More than is necessary, I suppose — but none of this is about what’s necessary, now is it? If this beauty was in my neighborhood, I’d probably have a file full of its photos, too.

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    Comment by shoreacres — May 6, 2017 @ 4:36 pm

    • Each photo is different, and from time to time a new result supersedes a previous favorite. Fortunately, the process is infinite.

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      Comment by montucky — May 6, 2017 @ 9:50 pm

  11. Stunning close-up!

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — May 6, 2017 @ 8:58 pm

    • Thanks Donna. The light conditions were just about perfect. I love it when that happens!

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      Comment by montucky — May 6, 2017 @ 9:53 pm

  12. I’m sure they’re hard to stop photographing since they’re so colorful and beautiful.

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    Comment by Candace — May 7, 2017 @ 4:42 pm

  13. Hello,

    Just went back through your recent flower and dog pal posts. All so wonderful to see. You are still far ahead of us, or at least a week or three.
    Fairy Slippers!!!!!! The ones in the other post are wonderfully unique. Yay flowers.

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    Comment by Tammie — May 7, 2017 @ 10:12 pm

    • Hi Tammie,
      Yes, it’s sure great to see the flowers again. I’ve noticed that many are a little out of sync this year, blooming out of their usual order. Might be easy to miss the bloom of some of them. I also found some morels the other day. My favorite high trails are not accessible yet though.

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      Comment by montucky — May 8, 2017 @ 7:01 am

  14. Must be easier to spot these beauties with their brilliant colour. Who could resist photographing them multiple times.

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    Comment by Vicki — May 8, 2017 @ 10:09 pm

    • Their color is different from any other flower out there, but part of their survival strategy is to grow under the protection of grasses and small shrubs so they are usually missed by the casual hiker. You get the feeling from them that the one you are looking at in the present is the most beautiful that you’ve ever seen.

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      Comment by montucky — May 9, 2017 @ 6:50 am

  15. Thank You showing this. It is gorgeous.

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    Comment by Sartenada — May 10, 2017 @ 12:22 am

    • I think the Fairy Slipper is the prettiest of our wildflowers.

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      Comment by montucky — May 10, 2017 @ 7:10 am

  16. That is incredible, Montucky!

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    Comment by Watching Seasons — May 10, 2017 @ 6:57 am

  17. So very beautiful! I have so enjoyed seeing your spring flowers, as I do every year! Thank you for posting them.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — May 13, 2017 @ 3:15 am


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