Portraits of Wildflowers

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Oxalis drummondii

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Oxalis drummondii Flower 4882

November 19: walked east along Brushy Creek Regional Trail from Twin Lakes Park. Temperature warm, near 80°. Encountered this little wood-sorrel flower, Oxalis drummondii, in the shade. Low light, unwanted wind: what to do? Focused on the center of the flower and got the opening bud beneath it in focus as a bonus.

More species info here.

© 2011 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 23, 2011 at 5:17 AM

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  1. Steve….nice style on the flowers. I am also jealous that you have names for your specimens. I am still at the orange flower, yellow flower stage. Running into the same issues on insects and butterflies, they are not always correctly id’ed as he or she……..nice work.en theos.jim

    Developing A New Image

    November 23, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    • Glad you like the style. I’ve been working at it for some time, so I’ve managed to nail down many of the names—with plenty of help over the years from field guides and from people who know more about botany than I ever will.

      Steve Schwartzman

      November 23, 2011 at 5:58 PM

  2. That’s gorgeous! You are driving me crazy with your flower photos this time of year! I might have to put on my boots and grab my Stetson and head south!


    November 23, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    • Come on down, as they say. I was out yesterday and still found wildflowers here. Given what day today is, I’ll give thanks that I’m able to keep photographing them so late in the season.

      Steve Schwartzman

      November 24, 2011 at 6:40 AM

  3. Lovely. Happy Thanksgiving!


    November 24, 2011 at 4:27 AM

  4. […] A few paces from that scene I found the wood sorrel flower shown here. It had its five petals appealingly ribboned back to form a would-be pentagon, even as an adjacent bud on the same plant was beginning to open. If you’d like to compare a close view of a wood sorrel flower when its petals aren’t curled down, you can check out a post from this blog’s first fall. […]

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