Delicate Columbine

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.

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams

Columbine —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.003 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams

Columbine —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams

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  • Dennis
    21st 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 Williams
      24th May 2019 at 9:21 AM

      Hi Dennis, to follow by email the reader has to leave a comment and explicitly select that option. Readers with a account can also follow using that method. I’m trying my best to adhere to GDPR principles.

      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:

  • Tina Schell
    20th May 2019 at 6:11 PM

    Delicate indeed - I agree w A-C, no macro needed!

    • Khürt Williams
      24th May 2019 at 9:34 AM

      I’ve been resisting buying a macro lens. The one from Fujifilm is almost $1000.

  • Ann-Christine
    20th 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 Williams
      20th May 2019 at 8:16 PM

      Hi Ann-Christine. Thank you.

    • Khürt Williams
      24th May 2019 at 9:35 AM

      Yeah. I love my Fuji.

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