COLORADO BLUE COLUMBINE
LOCATION: Yankee Boy Basin, Ouray, Co
CAMERA: Bronica ETRS
COMMENT: Shot was taken in late July, which is like late Spring in this area. The Columbine is the state flower of Colorado, growing wild in higher elevations. At this location, Yankee Boy Basin, it grows in large groups, sometimes along side other varieties of wildflowers. In this basin, snowmelt brings silt down from the surrounding mountains into a bowl area where the rich soil and moisture grows abundant varieties of wildflowers, ferns, tall grasses, and flowering bushes. This place is pretty much a photographer's dream.
I think what makes this image stand out is the contrast caused by the flowers peeking through the ferns. Also the bottom flower, which decided to show its profile in order to be different from the other two.
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