Portraits of Wildflowers

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Yesterday I mentioned that the groundskeepers of an apartment complex in my neighborhood have mostly left alone a little roadside embankment where I’ve been able to photograph native plants year after year. Not so with the highway crews, who two weeks ago mowed down a colony of greenthread, Thelesperma filifolium, that came up late in the season and, until the untimely mowing, brightened the same plot of ground that had produced the dense rain-lilies you saw in September. I didn’t manage to photograph the latest colony before it got annihilated, but here’s a portrait of a single greenthread flower head from October 17th in the northeast quadrant of US 183 and Mopac.

If you’re interested in photography as a craft, you’ll find that points 1, 2 and 4 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 19, 2012 at 6:15 AM

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