This was taken from Fort Worden State Park (Port Townsend, WA) looking NE across Admiralty Inlet to Mt Baker.
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.
Shooting wildflowers with a big zoom lens has its challenges. One is that the higher your focal length, the more sensitive you are to movement. With flowers on long stems, you need a very quiet day to keep from having the slightest breeze move your subject. The advantage is the shallow depth of field.
A nice meadow flower … as long as it isn’t where it isn’t invited.
Like your vegetable garden.
- Camera: Nikon D-850
- Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 330 mm
- ISO 400 1/250 sec f/16
Was going through photos and seeing what I had missed during my original selection/edit process. Came on this one. Maybe I had skipped it due to it reminding me that I had weeding to do? Glad I went back and reviewed images from the past. It’s a good practice.
- Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R with 63mm lens
- ISO 125 1/120 sec f/8
I enjoy the flowers that struggle to grow in rugged, rocky dry places or deep in the woods. Stonecrop and Pinesap are that kind of plant. Stonecrop growing in the dry, rocky alpine slopes of the Olympic Mountains and Pinesap growing in the woods, living without chlorophyll.
Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R with 63mm lens
Along the Grand Ridge trail west of Deer Park in the Olympic National Park. Tiger Lilies are a late summer blooming species. Of course, at over 5000′, winter lasts a long time and summer comes late.
- Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R and 63mm lens
- ISO 800 1/120 sec f/5.6
Lupine and American Bistort are common wildflowers in the Olympic National Park. They can be frequently found growing together at high altitudes. Both favorites of mine, since it means I’m in the high country.
- Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R with 63mm lens
- ISO 250 1/450 sec f/5.6