Montana Outdoors

July 25, 2017

Miscellaneous

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 4:22 pm

Photos from the last couple days as I try to catch up on posting:

Western Canada Goldenrod

Western Canada Goldenrod ~ Solidago lepida

Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry ~ Rubus parviflorus

Thimbleberry

This is a Thimbleberry blossom photo from early June.

Bumblebee

Bumblebee

Bumblebees on Fireweed

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23 Comments »

  1. That Thimbleberry looks delicious – I assume its edible?

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    Comment by Vicki — July 25, 2017 @ 6:16 pm

    • Yes, they are delicious! They resemble a raspberry but have their own flavor and the flesh is quite thin. I used to bring a bunch of them home to put on ice cream.

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      Comment by montucky — July 25, 2017 @ 7:37 pm

  2. Haha. When I see thimbleberries I think of the time I was standing in my garden and a baby cedar waxwing that was learning to fly, flew right into my leg. I picked him up when he fell down and he pooped on my big toe. It was processed thimbleberry. 😉 So yes, they are edible. Definitely for birds, but I’ve eaten the berries too.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — July 25, 2017 @ 6:19 pm

    • Yup, we aren’t the only species that like thimbleberries! They can sure brighten up the banks of a small stream too.

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      Comment by montucky — July 25, 2017 @ 7:39 pm

    • That’s a hoot! Most folks would certainly not have taken the time to examine the poop — you’re obviously a born naturalist. 🙂

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      Comment by Sally — July 26, 2017 @ 3:49 pm

  3. Excellent closeups!

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    Comment by Michael Andrew Just — July 25, 2017 @ 9:42 pm

  4. That’s a great bumblebee. I’ve never seen one with orange on its abdomen, so I looked it up, and it seems to be (of course!) the orange-belted bumble bee (Bombus ternarius), which doesn’t like southern states at all. It’s a ground nester, and pretty darned cute, in my opinion.

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    Comment by shoreacres — July 26, 2017 @ 5:58 am

    • That is one of the most colorful bumbles I’ve ever seen and I spent a lot of time trying to get a decent photo of it. It was in bright sun and there was a gusty wind, but the bee just stayed and stayed on those flowers and gave me plenty of chances. Getting an acceptable shot was like the proverbial blind squirrel trying to find a nut.

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      Comment by montucky — July 26, 2017 @ 7:24 am

    • I have the very same ones in my garden but didn’t have a name for them. Thanks!

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      Comment by Sally — July 26, 2017 @ 3:54 pm

  5. The goldenrod is beautiful. You’re lucky to have Cedar Waxwings. I’ve only seen them twice here in Phoenix.

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    Comment by Candace — July 26, 2017 @ 1:58 pm

    • The goldenrod brightens things up when most other flowers are through blooming. They are actually quite pretty!

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      Comment by montucky — July 26, 2017 @ 4:08 pm

  6. The goldenrod has been blooming for a week or more here in Alberta … early for them this year. The fireweed in our yard were beautiful until a whitetail deer stripped most of the leaves along with the flowers. I guess I should be grateful didn’t dine on my flower bed. 🙂

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    Comment by Sally — July 26, 2017 @ 3:55 pm

    • The goldenrod is early here too this year. The fireweed is behaving strangely. So far it isn’t as thick as usual, and the stalks have many fewer blossoms.

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      Comment by montucky — July 26, 2017 @ 4:02 pm

  7. Great images and colours 😄

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — July 28, 2017 @ 12:47 pm

  8. High quality photos. Black background fortifies the beauty of flowers.

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    Comment by Sartenada — August 1, 2017 @ 12:23 am

    • Thank you! Yes, I like having a black background when I can. The flowers are the story.

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      Comment by montucky — August 1, 2017 @ 7:00 am

  9. you’ve probably been asked may times, but: what camera and lens do use mostly? I am searching for a new outfit, but not having much luck. thanks!

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    Comment by Anthony L. Brainerd — August 24, 2017 @ 10:39 am

    • These photos were taken with a Nikon1 J5 and a 10-30mm lens which I often use because of its small size, light weight and versatility. I also use a Nikon D80 with an AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 D for close-ups, an AF-S CR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G for longer range and lately a Nikon DX AF-S 35mm 1:1.8G for scenery..

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      Comment by montucky — August 24, 2017 @ 10:53 am

    • If you click on any of my photos it will take you to Flickr where the photo is stored. On all photos on Flickr you can click on “EXIF data” and it will tell you what camera and lens were used for the photo and also the settings used. If, as you browse the Flickr site, you see a photo you like you can get that kind of information from it. That might be a handy reference when looking for the right camera for you.

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      Comment by montucky — August 24, 2017 @ 11:03 am


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