Wildflower avalanche

© Inge Johnsson

Wildflower avalanche

Uploaded: September 11, 2010


Avalanche Lilies in Olympic National Park, Washington state, USA

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 3/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Mary K. Robison October 04, 2010

Congratulations on this superb capture making POTD, Inge!
Well deserved! #1314208

Avril Young October 04, 2010

wow!!!! stunning congrats on your POTD #8945458

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 04, 2010

Awesome image, Inge! Congratulations on your spectacular POTD!

Debby #8945510

Katarina Mansson October 04, 2010

Grattis till ytterligare en POTD Inge! #8945516

Kathryn Wesserling October 04, 2010

What a lovely scene, Inge. Your POV gave it such an old European Alpine look - beautifully done. Congratulations for the POTD. #8945678

Joy Rector October 04, 2010

congrats on the POTD #8945731

Anita Bower October 04, 2010

Fabulous!!!!! #8945736

Cathy Barrows October 04, 2010

Congrats on your POTD...this is fantastic...love your comp #8945990

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 04, 2010

Wowza Inge! This is a fantastic capture!!

Congrats on you POTD, hope we see it again..

jo ann c. #8946062

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict October 04, 2010

Lovely image and deserving of the POTD, Inge!

Dominick #8946085

Carolyn M. DAlessandro October 04, 2010

A true beauty indeed and totally deserving of this honor of POTD! Bravo Inge,well done! #8946098

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic October 04, 2010

Gorgeous wild flower landscape Inge. Congratulations!!! #8946232

Inge Johnsson October 04, 2010

Thanks so much everyone for the kind words! #8946251

Rita Hill level-addict October 04, 2010

Congrats on the stunning photograph. Great composition and title. I agree very deserving for POTD! :) #8946354

Karen E. Baumann October 04, 2010

Wow! I live in WA state and I have never seen these... must get out more! LOL!
Congratulations on this lovely image! Very deserving and a wonderful image to represent our state!!! #8946416

Pamela Koch October 04, 2010

Congratulations on a beautiful capture. A well deserved POTD! #8946555

Anne McKinnell October 04, 2010

Outstanding shot Inge, the flowers look perfect and have beautiful lighting. Congratulations on your POTD! #8946569

Michele Peterson level-classic October 04, 2010

I'm in WA State also, but I've never been to the Olympics. Beautiful photo!! I'm even more determined to make it over there one of these days now. Congratulations on your POTD.
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Kathleen R. Struckle October 04, 2010

Beautiful image and scene. Congrats on POTD. #8946730

Maria Coulson October 04, 2010

I love the way you used the flowers for your FG. Very nice composition. Congratulations!! #8946843

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 04, 2010

on your very deserving POTD! 8o) #8947177

Inge Johnsson October 04, 2010

I'm overwhelmed by all your kind comments, thanks all of you. This particular ridge in the Olympic Mountains is about 3.5 hours from Seattle (including a ferry ride). I took off early from work and drove all the way out there in the hopes of finding avalanche lilies, which I had been told by a friend who's a park ranger were in full bloom. Needless to say, I was quite pleased to find these fields of flowers, with 2 hours left of the day before having to drive back home. It was well worth it, I think, but some would probably call it insane ;-) #8947601

Inge Johnsson October 04, 2010

By the way, yes Karen and Michelle in Washington state, you need to get out there and explore the fantastic nature we have up here in the Pacific Northwest :-) I was just up at Cascade Pass and Sahale Arm in North Cascades NP over the weekend, and boy was it beautiful! #8947609

John T. Peters October 04, 2010

Oh, I love those little avalanche lillies! Excellent point of view. Perfect. Nice capture. They wave quite a bit in the wind so that can be a challenge. #8947755

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum October 05, 2010

Congrats on POTD and what a beautiful image. I have never seen these lilies and they are amazing! #8948893

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 05, 2010

Congratulations on your POTD Inge, what a fabulous view! #8949519

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton October 05, 2010

Gorgeous landscape.. Congratulations on your PotD!! #8949907

Lindley Johnson level-classic October 06, 2010

Wonderful composition and beautiful colors! Congratulations on your stunning POTD, Inge! #8951024

Richard D. Love October 13, 2010

Congratulations, Inge. Excellent lines, colors, and comp. Well done.

Rick #8964564

Merna L. Nobile October 15, 2010

Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 15, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8971519

Inge Johnsson October 15, 2010

Thanks to all of you. I love nature and take every opportunity I get to go out there and just enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, and if I'm lucky also capture a few of my memories. Glad you all like this memory of summer in the Olympic Mountains of Washington state. #8972066

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic October 16, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS Inge, on this well deserved Finalist!!! #8973601

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 17, 2010

on your 2nd Place WINNER! 8o) #8977668

Lindley Johnson level-classic October 17, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful win, Inge! #8978511

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic October 17, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on your Gold win!!! #8978582

Sam Britt October 17, 2010

Big Congratulations on this winner, Inge! #8978721

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 17, 2010

Huge CONGRATZ. on your POTD and Second Place Win, Inge!

UB. #8979050

Carla Capra Anderson level-classic October 18, 2010

Congratulations on your winning image.
;) CC #8980254

Julianne Bradford October 18, 2010

Amazing capture. Congratulations on this wonderful winning image Inge. #8980696

Jeana Clark October 18, 2010

Congratulations on this Fabulous Winner!!!!

~J~ #8981455

Inge Johnsson October 18, 2010

Thanks again, all of you. Great to win two second places month, and also the POTD :-) #8981728

Anne McKinnell October 18, 2010

I'm not surprised to see this one again, you deserve it Inge! #8981970

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 21, 2010

Congratulations on your win Inge, well worth the effort! Whooo hooo!!! #8988193

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