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Of all the photographs I take anywhere in the world, I love the ones of flowers most of all. The beauty of color, shape, and texture is universal, permanent, and appeals to everyone. The complexity and variety of flower blossums is truly awe inspiring. See a second page of photos at Wildflower Photos (Page 2).

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Beginner's Guide to Macro Photography.


This is a photo of a wild Sea Fig in bloom
Sea Fig
The Sea Fig is a low-growing succulent often found in sandy beach soil. The Sea Fig and closely related Hottentot Fig can hybridize. The flowers of the Sea Fig can range from yellow to magenta and will only open in full sunlight.

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Indian Paintbrush #7137
This is a close-up photo of the Indian Paintbrush.

This photo of a wild Hottentot Fig in bloom can be purchased as a print for home or office decoration.
Hottentot Fig
The Hottentot Fig is a spreading succulent that grows low to the ground. It and the Sea Fig share a common habitat and will hybridize.

A Macro View of My Garden.


This is a photo of a serphid fly on flowers.
Flower and Insect
This photo of a flower and insect was taken on the Bruce Peninsula of Canada, just off the rocky shoreline of Lake Huron.

This is a photo of a wild prickly pear cactus blossum.
Prickly Pear #9
This is a photo of the Prickly Pear cactus in bloom.

This photo of a Cholla Cactus was taken in Joshua Tree National Park in California.
Chollas
The Cholla Cactus is found in deserts throughout the American southwest. These were photographed at Joshua Tree National Park in California.

This is a photo of a wild Virginia Rose
Virginia Rose #1423
Information from the USDA states that the seeds from the Virginia Rose are a good source of vitamin E and that its fruit is a good source of vitamin C. The plant has historically been used for a variety of medicinal purposes and continues to be studied for anti-cancer properties.

This is a photo of a carnivorous pitcher plant
Pitcher Plant
The Pitcher Plant is a carnivorous flower. Insects move downward inside the plant, attracted to the sweet moisture there, but become trapped by sticky hairs that block their escape.

This is a macro photo of the heart of a wild Virginia Rose blossum
Rose Heart
The Virginia Rose is a wildflower that provides both cover and nourishment for birds and wildlife.

This is a photo of a smoke plant.
Smoke

photo of a Marsh Marigold on Bois Blanc Island
Marsh Marigold
Throughout my stay during mid and late May, the island had an abundance of spring wildflowers of many types. This is a Marsh Marigold.

Even dried flowers can make an attractive image.
Dried Flower
Some flowers remain rather beautiful even after the blossum dies.

photo of an evening primrose
Milkweed #0004
This photograph of a Milkweed was taken in mid-July in Yosemite National Park in California.

photo of Dutchman's Breeches, a wildflower on Bois Blanc Island
Dutchman's Breeches #1303
In May, Bois Blanc Island erupts in wildflowers. This is a photo of Dutchman's Breeches.

photo of a trillium in bloom on Bois Blanc Island
Trillium #1416
This is a photo of a Large-Flowered Trillium in bloom on Bois Blanc Island.

photo of a wild iris in bloom on Bois Blanc Island
Wild Iris #1436
This is a photo of Wild Irises in bloom on Bois Blanc Island.

photo of a Bearberry wildflower on Bois Blanc Island
Bearberry
This is a photo of a Bearberry wildlflower on Bois Blanc Island.

Sometimes wild things are the most beautiful.  This is a close-up photo of trefoil, a wild legume that often grows in pastures.
Trefoil
The Trefoil is a nutritious low-growing legume that often grows wild in pasteur land. It can be responsible for improving the growth rate of cattle that browse on it.

photo of a jack-in-the-pulpit on Bois Blanc Island
Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Bois Blanc Island is full of beautiful wildflowers throughout the sping. This is a Jack-in-the-Pulpit.

photo of wild strawberries on Bois Blanc Island
Wild Strawberries #1261
In May, Bois Blanc Island erupts in wildflowers, including wild strawberries like these.

This is a photo of the Virginia Rose, a common wildflower.
Virginia Rose #1429

photo of a Bearberry wildflower on Bois Blanc Island
Polygala
This is a photo of the orchid-like wildflower known as Polygala, found on Bois Blanc Island.

The Beach Morning Glory is aptly named.  This one was found growing wild in the sandy coastal soil of California
Beach Morning Glory
The Beach Morning Glory is one of the most widely distributed beach plants throughout tropical and sub-tropical areas in the world. It typically grows just above the high tide line in sandy soil along coastal beaches. It thereby stabilizes the sand helping to prevent erosion.

photo of a Trout Lilly wildflower on Bois Blanc Island
Trout Lilly
This is the wildflower known as a Trout Lilly.

photo of wild strawberries on Bois Blanc Island
Rough-Edged Hepatica
These are a wildflower known as Rough-Edged Hepatica.

The Bruce Peninsula in Canada is home to a wide variety of wild orchids.
Polygala #1316
The Bruce Peninsula in Canada is home to a wide variety of wild orchids. This isn't an orchid, but rather, an orchid-like flower called the Fringed Polygala.

photo of a ladyslipper taken in Canada
Lady Slipper #1334
There are roughly 30 species of wild orchids that grow on the Bruce Peninsula.

Virginia Rose Photos

Amaryllis Flower Photos



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