Some of last month’s gems are starting to fade, but new ones are coming along to take their place. These are just a few of the flowers I saw yesterday. Some of the tiny ones really need a macro lens to do them justice, which I don’t have yet. One of these days … sigh …
I don’t know the botanical name for these flowers, but they can cover an entire field with their tiny flowers. Here is a closer look with a poppy.
(Note took down the ceanothus and buttercup photo as it did not seem to be loading properly every time I loaded this page.)
And who could resist a lupine backed by the ocean and mountains?
I have more, but it is too beautiful to be inside on the computer. Need some sun time.
6 thoughts on “March Wildflowers”
How are the roads from Highway One to Alder Creek Camp as well as the SCRRoad in the Alder Peak area? Any help/insight much apppreciated.
these views are so lovely and the landscape so wild. As far as the macro lens goes, do it! You will never look back. It opens up a whole new world, one that’s complex and compelling. I got into macro photography because i wanted to shoot wildflowers in the national parks, but when I started looking through that lens I found so much more! Thanks for the lovely pictures.
further to the macro thing …. I shoot with canon and my most useful lens is a 28 to 70 zoom with macro. When I add a 2x macro converter to it, it gets in very close. I don’t know if Nikon have an equivalent, but it would be worth checking. It means you can work with one lens on a wide range of subjects.
Cheap Macro (maybe:) Although most digital cameras are not set up for using filters, you m-i-g-h-t be able to put a “close-up filter” hand-held in front of your lens to get a macro-type shot.
These filters are usually sold in sets of +1, +2, and +3 for different magnifications; usually used with 35mm SLR cameras.
Unfortunately, my set is in storage on the East Coast, so I can not do a test shot for you. Out here (for film) I use extension tubes to get the same thing–superior because there is one less layer of glass between subject and film. I have never seen an extension tube advertised for a digital camera, but some Nikon digitals apparently can use 35mm lens accessories. IF your digital camera can take filters, then you can get an inexpensive adapter for close-ups. I have a 10X close-up adapter for my old Fuji digital, but the camera is only 4 megapixels.
Love that first shot of all that rolling land. On and on and on. It is flat in northern Indiana.
nice photo…i love this