Montana Outdoors

July 20, 2017

Hawkweed

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 5:33 pm

Hawkweed

Hawkweed ~ Hieracium umbellatum

I’m not sure that this isn’t prettier than the blossom istself.

18 Comments »

  1. Lovely hawkweed! Thanks and congrats.

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    Comment by nvsubbaraman — July 20, 2017 @ 5:49 pm

  2. Nature’s designs – so wonderful.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — July 20, 2017 @ 6:40 pm

  3. You are right.

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    Comment by John Purdy — July 20, 2017 @ 7:09 pm

    • The flower is very simple, but the seed head has quite a design to it.

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      Comment by montucky — July 20, 2017 @ 7:27 pm

  4. When I went to find an image of the flower, yours was right at the top. I recognized it immediately, and I must say that color is something. It was nice to see it again. But structurally? I think you’re right that this at least equals the blossom, and may even outshine it. It’s a lovely photo, too.

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    Comment by shoreacres — July 20, 2017 @ 8:10 pm

    • It first appeared almost like a flower in the shadow of the forest edge, but brighter when a little sun touched it.

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      Comment by montucky — July 20, 2017 @ 8:51 pm

  5. I like how you get the black backgrounds so often.

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    Comment by Candace — July 21, 2017 @ 4:17 pm

    • I like them for flower photos because the backgrounds don’t detract from the flowers. I use a spot focus, a negative exposure compensation of (usually) -.7 or -1.0, single point focus and the on-camera flash with a compensation of -1.7 and try for the darkest part of the background.

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      Comment by montucky — July 21, 2017 @ 4:55 pm

  6. I’m a big fan of seed heads like this and I think them much more interesting in a photo that the flower.

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    Comment by Vicki — July 21, 2017 @ 5:52 pm

  7. Nice! It looks like a super Dandelion! It would be fun to do image stacking on a hawkweed! And it doe remind me of fireworks!

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    Comment by Reed Andariese — July 21, 2017 @ 6:54 pm

    • It’s interesting how many different species employ a similar strategy for the propagation of their seeds. I guess they do because it works.

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      Comment by montucky — July 21, 2017 @ 7:35 pm

  8. Beautiful – I think I agree! Little fluffy starbursts.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — July 22, 2017 @ 1:33 pm


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