Late Summer Color in the Forest

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Found near Russell Pond in the White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire. I love the abundant white flowers shown by Hobblebush in early spring as much as the brilliant red berries and purple-tinged leaves in late summer

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Wildflowers in Essex, MA

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This seems like an unusually good year for spring flowers. Today I photographed at The Cox Reservation of the Essex County Greenbelt and the Essex-Manchester Conservation Land. I especially like the tiny gems, no greater than one inch across. On Sunday, May 19, I’ll be leading a wildflower photography workshop at The Garden In the Woods in Framingham, MA. There are a few spaces left!

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Blueberries In the Woods

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Tonight in the woods not far from where I live, I found a secret patch of highbush blueberries sporting their lovely pink-white flowers. I’ll be back in late July to pick the fruit! As I set up my camera a beaver splashed his mighty tail and patrolled his pond, apparently unaware of my presence.

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Birdsfoot Trefoil

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Birdsfoot Trefoil along the banks of the Ipswich River, North Reading, MA

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More Massachusets Wildflowers

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Today, I ventured to Cape Ann hoping to make some interpretive wildflower photographs. These would be more more dreamy than some of my earlier work. One image here is unidentified. Can you help?

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Mystery Wildflower of the Day

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I spotted these wildflowers a couple of days ago while running in the woods near my home in the Boston area. Today I returned to the forest with a Nikon, a 30 inch reflective umbrella, an SB-800 Speedlight and a coiled flash extension cord. I could not have made the shot at f13 in the windy dark forest without the strobe. The only trouble is, I can’t identify the flower. Can you? It could be an invasive, which would explain why I can’t find it in my field guides.

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