Wednesday, March 23, 2011

F - Fireweed

F - Fireweed

I had absolutely no trouble finding subjects that begin with the letter F. When I first moved here there were only a few fireweed plants, which I didn't mow, and now there is a section of the yard that has thousands of tall fireweed plants that produce beautiful pink blooms. When they are in bloom, there are many insects, especially bees, that fly from flower to flower. I have been photographing fireweed for many years and have some beautiful images. Today's were shot with Kodachrome 64 slide film.

You can see that I tried several different angles with a variety of backgrounds. I really liked the pink background in the first photo even there wasn't a lot of contrast like the backgrounds in the other photos.

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1 comment:

William F Matthews said...

Really nice pics of a wildflower. This is not one to introduce into your garden unless you limit its spread (pot) and remove spent blooms (deadhead). It grows quite tall (and lovely).

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