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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby Scotzman » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:55 pm

Just got back from a hike up Huron and the basin is brimming with wildflowers!
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Alpine Forget-Me-Not and Dwarf Clover
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Alpine Primrose, I believe
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Kings Crown and...
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby JoniBologna » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:06 am

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I thought it was a yellow pond lilly because it was near water but the leaves don't quite match up... so unknown unless someone can identify it. I believe it is pollinated by a species of fly.


I believe that is a mule's ear daisy. I saw hundreds by Sopris in the Elks a few weeks ago.
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby JoniBologna » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:16 am

My 14er addiction very quickly turned into a wildflower identifying addiction. I spend way more time rolling around on the ground with my camera looking for good angles on wildflowers, than actually summiting anything.

Here are a few I took up Missouri gulch a week and a half ago.

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Columbine, of course, in front of Belford

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Not sure about this one. Any help?

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Then, I found these delicate beauties on my climb up Mt. Sopris.
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Calypso Orchids, aka Fairy Slippers
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby goingup » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:33 am

^^^ Thank you! I really wanted to know what it was. ( :
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby anthony156 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:40 am

Was this a Canon L Lens used. The contrast and depth of field look great???
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby ajkagy » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:15 am

the wildflowers here in CB are some of the best i've seen in awhile. Whole hillsides full of sunflowers, huge lupines and various other flowers. The flowers haven't really come out that much in the high alpine yet. I should be taking some pictures :oops:
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby JoniBologna » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:09 pm

anthony156 wrote:Was this a Canon L Lens used. The contrast and depth of field look great???


Well, thanks! I shoot with a Canon XTi Rebel, and it's a basic EFS 18-55mm lens. Pretty basic stuff. Saving for fancier!
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby wheresgibbs » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:37 pm

@ajkagy -- think high alpines will be out in couple weeks? Heading to CB July 26-29, hoping to catch some color.

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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby JEyez » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:44 pm

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I have a few more pics on my personal photo page. You can check them out at http://hedrickdata.com/photos/mountain-life/wildflowers/.
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby Greenhouseguy » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:53 pm

JoniBologna wrote:My 14er addiction very quickly turned into a wildflower identifying addiction. I spend way more time rolling around on the ground with my camera looking for good angles on wildflowers, than actually summiting anything....Image
Not sure about this one. Any help?...


Looks like western wallflower, Erysimum capitatum. Most of the pictures you find on the web will show yellow or golden flowers, but there are populations at high altitude in CO that have purple flowers. I saw them along the road on Mt. Antero, among other places.
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby JoniBologna » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:57 pm

That looks like the exact spot I was referencing above about the mule's ear daisies - the Mt. Sopris Trailhhead. I took this photo of the same field.

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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby JoniBologna » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:59 pm

Looks like western wallflower, Erysimum capitatum. Most of the pictures you find on the web will show yellow or golden flowers, but there are populations at high altitude in CO that have purple flowers. I saw them along the road on Mt. Antero, among other places.


Thanks! Funny, I had seen that one in orange in my ID book and thought it looked similar but was thrown off by the color.
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