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How numerous?

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Cooperia drummondii; click for greater detail.

“How numerous did you say the rain-lilies were?”

This numerous, seen in the last light before the sun settled behind the nearby trees. The interspersed bits of pink are from the first rain-lilies to have passed their peak and already be wilting.

© 2011 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 15, 2011 at 5:17 AM

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  1. Great DOF! love it.

    analoguejimi

    October 15, 2011 at 6:38 AM

    • Thanks for appreciating it, Jannik. I’m surprised I got this much in focus with just f/8.

      Steve Schwartzman

      October 15, 2011 at 7:11 AM

  2. I love the light in this image and the hints of pink.

    Meanderer

    October 15, 2011 at 7:33 AM

    • Thanks, Meanderer. The pink in this case is a foreshadowing of fading, but that’s already a step toward the next generation.

      Steve Schwartzman

      October 15, 2011 at 7:43 AM

  3. Lovely shot, Steve!

    Eden

    October 15, 2011 at 2:33 PM

  4. […] a colony with increasing pink beginning to rival white. […]

  5. Those are just amazing!

    montucky

    October 16, 2011 at 11:37 PM

    • Yes, they’re the best I’ve seen in a decade. I keep going back and have even taken other people to see them while they’re still there.

      Steve Schwartzman

      October 17, 2011 at 7:59 AM

  6. […] a colony with increasing pink beginning to rival white; […]

  7. […] sunflowers, but the one in today’s photograph is the first can recall seeing attracted to rain-lilies, Cooperia drummondii, which far outnumbered butterflies in Austin a couple of weeks […]

  8. […] A dense colony of rain-lilies; […]


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