The contrast between the green of the vanilla leaf and the intense purple of the trillium caught my eye. This must have been one of the latest blooming trillium in the area … it was the only one I saw with the leaves still attached.
I found this fireweed growing along the North Fork Skokomish trail. I spent quite a bit of time working to get the focus to my satisfaction. Primarily, I wanted to avoid a sharp background … since that tended to distract from the fireweed. However, I wanted the snag to retain enough identifying characteristics so that it was recognizable.
Usually, I have seen these in the deep woods. I found these along the trail in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend.
This nice big bunch of Lupine was right on the top of a small rise … providing a nice separation from the background trees.
- Camera: Nikon D-850
- Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 270mm
- ISO 400 1/800 sec f/5.6
The root of the camas lily was a source of food for native peoples in the Pacific Northwest. They aren’t as common now, since farming and urbanization has claimed so much of the lowland meadow areas.