Forest Wildflower

By: danitacahill

May 14 2012

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Category: bokeh, Floral, Macro, Nature Photography, Rural Photography, Spring, Wildlife


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I don’t normally take my boys to work with me, but since my husband was working, I took them along on Saturday while I covered two newspaper assignments.

We made a day of it. After I was done with the interviews, we went to the Roaring River Fish Hatchery and then to nearby Roaring River County Park. Both are in Scio, Oregon.

I didn’t take many photos at the hatchery – I’ve taken so many there during past visits. But while the boys were happily throwing rocks in the river at the park, I enjoyed photographing wildflowers.

This one is a wild geranium or cranesbill. The background lighting, to me, is what makes the shot interesting.

If you enjoy wildflower shots, you can find more by clicking here, here and here.

Happy day after Mother’s Day!

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


8 comments on “Forest Wildflower”

  1. Christine wrote on my Facebook link: “I’ve seen those before! Sounds like you all had a WONDERFUL day!”

  2. Thanks, Chris! We did have a fun day.

  3. I’ll agree with you that the moody background does a good job of setting off the flower, which you’ve nicely placed in the corner of the frame.

    Steve Schwartzman

  4. Thanks so much Steve! This is a great compliment coming from you. I’ve been to your wildflower blog – you do beautiful work.

  5. Gina wrote on my Facebook link: “I have a few varieties of perennial geranium and get comments all the time, they’re easy to divide and look beautiful Spring to frost! They are a perfect plant.”

    • I agree, Gina. I have a collection of hardy geraniums. I have eight different ones and a couple of wild ones, which I call wildflowers, my husband calls weeds!

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