Sherry Felix posted a recent blog entry with an assortment of flowers and plants in Central Park. I commented that I had planted some Aquilegia canadensis aka Wild Columbine in a deck planer a while back, that I was considering moving to my garden. Sherry was helpful in calming my worries about deer eating the delicate wildflowers. Columbine is a deer-resistant native plant. I bought my Columbine from a native plant nursery.
Wild Columbine is a native herbaceous perennial that can be found in woodlands and rocky slopes. I have not seen any columbine in the wild on my hikes in the Sourland Mountain Preserve. I expect they can be found off-trail. The rocky slopes of the area are perfect for this plant. The plant grows to about 91cm.
Perhaps it's a mere coincidence, but this week, the Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge is Delicate. Ann-Christine/Leya is hosting. I immediately thought of my columbine plants.
I don't have a macro lens for my Fuji X-T2. I shot the images here on my Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens.
Dennis21st May 2019 at 11:17 AM
Nice close-up shots. I love flower photos. I can't find a "follow by email" button on your front page and thought I type a comment here so that I can subscribe to new posts! 🙂
Khürt Williams24th May 2019 at 9:21 AM
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I used to take a lot of flower photos but I have done that less over the last few years since I started focusing (no pun intended) on wild flowers. The wildflowers mostly appear during the spring.
I’ve tried to tag them here: https://islandinthenet.com/tag/wildflowers/
Tina Schell20th May 2019 at 6:11 PM
Delicate indeed - I agree w A-C, no macro needed!
Khürt Williams24th May 2019 at 9:34 AM
I’ve been resisting buying a macro lens. The one from Fujifilm is almost $1000.
Ann-Christine20th May 2019 at 5:27 PM
Well, your Columbine looks so delicate and precious - no need for macro! The Fuji is an excellent camera and so are your shots.Wonderful contrasting colours. Thank you for joining in!
Khürt Williams20th May 2019 at 8:16 PM
Hi Ann-Christine. Thank you.
Khürt Williams24th May 2019 at 9:35 AM
Yeah. I love my Fuji.