Rocky Mountain Columbine

© Michael Kroth

Rocky Mountain Columbine

Uploaded: June 25, 2010 09:17:08


6/25 Flowers
The white and lavender columbine (Aquilegia caerules) became the Colorado state flower in 1891 when Colorado school children voted the Rocky Mountain columbine their favorite flower. When I lived in Colorado I frequently hiked Stanley Canyon, and finally this year (14 years later) I hiked it again with my children and found my favorite columbine field right where it always was.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 500, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 55.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Mark S. Cox June 25, 2010

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!!! Tripod? #1282198

Michael Kroth level-classic June 25, 2010

Thanks, Mark. Yes - Tripod and remote release, it really makes a difference. Trying to get the mountain breeze to stop long enough to get the shot - another story, but worth the wait. #8717213

Mark S. Cox June 25, 2010

Yes, definitely worth the wait! I would love to see this one printed. #8717219

Joannie Bertucci level-classic June 26, 2010

Michael, this is just stunning! The contrast of the yellow against the pale blue is so striking! Beautiful composition and sharp details! #8718897

Michael Kroth level-classic June 26, 2010

Thank you, Joannie! This is one of my favorite flowers. #8718932

Sam Britt July 16, 2010

Beautiful finalist, congratulations, Michael. #8768952

Michael Kroth level-classic July 18, 2010

Thank you, Sam! #8770980

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