Our earliest wildflowers are just beginning to peek through the leaf duff on the first floor.
Thanks, Eric. The trout lily is very tiny.Great shooting as usual, Jim. I don't know the Trout Lily, but it is beautiful.
Me too. I commented on that in Bob's Memoriam thread last week.P.S. - This series reminds me of you & Bob Coutant comparing blooms each Spring . . .
Thanks, Lyndee. It's been slow coming.They are so beautiful, Jim! They are a sure sign that spring is here!
Thanks, Phil. Yes, very gradually it's getting warmer.Nice set Jim. So it’s getting warmer.
Thanks, Walter.These are beautiful Jim, especially set against the dry brown leaves.
Thanks, Allan. I'm sure winter is not totally over in NH.Nice group of images. I am going back home to NH this weekend - I need reminders that winter is over.
Yep, that's why they are called ephemerals!Nice set of images Jim.
Many of these will be gone once the trees leaf out and sun light no longer reaches the forest floor. I will be heading back into the woods Wednesday or Thursday each week up to the first of May trying to follow the bloom of these early forest floor flowers.
Thanks, Nick. There should be many more later.Like Bob and Hanusia's Ukranian Easter Eggs your early wildflowers are a sign of impending spring--and I look forward to them every year. Nicely done!
Thanks, Dossy. We always enjoy finding these.Nice series Jim! New life!
Thanks, Mike. Mostly behind here.Beautiful as always! Everything is a bit confused in my area. Some places are ahead of the season, others behind.
Thanks, Terri. Perhaps you didn't see my post above:These are so pretty, Jim! I love that trout lily. What lens did you use for these?
These photos were an experiment using a very lightweight combo: D5500 + 70-300 AF-P DX. The pictures are not as sharp as I get with my macro lenses, but it sure is a light, pleasant, package to carry on long hikes in the woods. And the results aren't too bad.
I got that 70-300 for DX. I will definitely try it out for wildflowers!Thanks, Nick. There should be many more later.
And perhaps some more exotic ones: we're going on a week-long wildflower jaunt in the Gargano Peninsula of Italy later in April.
Thanks, Dossy. We always enjoy finding these.
Thanks, Mike. Mostly behind here.
Thanks, Terri. Perhaps you didn't see my post above:
No, I was not. Thanks for pointing me to it. It is a bit coincidental as my wife only last week discovered the iNaturalist App. We downloaded it to her iPhone last Sunday while out hiking and she's been testing it, but we didn't know about the AMC. I'll show her this web site.