Mini-Challenge #253 - Wildflower Portraits
This is my first mini-challenge, so bear with me. Looking back at the previous couple of years, it doesn't look like there has been anything botanical for a while. Since wildflower photography a bit of a passion for me, I would love to see what others are doing with this subject. What I am looking for in a "Wildflower portrait" is a single flower, or small groups of flowers (family groups ), not flower-covered fields and landscapes. This is not about garden flowers, but rather, native flowering plants in their natural setting. If possible, please include the common name and/or scientific name. If you are going to capture images in the next few days, the season might be getting a bit late in the Northern hemisphere, so seed heads and spent flowers are fair game. You will have from Tuesday 19 September 1201 AM, until Wednesday 4 October, 0800 AM, Pacific Time, to complete this challenge.
Some images from my files which give you an idea of what I am looking for
Paintbrush, Castilleja miniata set against the Cascade mountains
Avalanche lily, Erythronium grandiflorum these are often found in shade
Yellow wood violet, Viola glabella A "family" group set against partridge berry and mosses
Trillium, Trillium ovatum Again, a shaded woodland species
Western anenome or Western pasque flower, Anenome occidentalis An example of a seed head composition
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