May 06, 2011

the wildflowers are busy!


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photo by Donald Kinney

The Poppies waited patiently through torrential rains earlier this year for their time to blossom and now they are most definitely here, and very, very busy.



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This is the deep purplish-blue Douglas Iris, which is very prolific on our beloved Mount Tamalpais this year. In fact, I can't remember a year when there has been more Iris.



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This is Vetch which is an invasive member of the bean family. It likes to climb on host plants and strangle them with their coiled spring-like tentacle attachments. But despite it's bad reputation I think it's color is a knockout.



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Unidentified wildflowers on the left, and that's a bee with Vetch on the right.



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And some miscellaneous greenery with some rather graceful curves.



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3 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Did not know of the murderous qualities of vetch. Your macro shots are great. I think you should do them more often. I am still waffleing on getting a macro lens or extension tube set. Odd that someone thought the banner shot was just "ok". ???

Troy Holden said...

Your floral detail shots are so beautiful Don. You have quite the eye for these things :)

Anonymous said...

Nice series of shots!!!! <3

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