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Yellow Paintbrush

Yellow Paintbrush
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Plants
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2005-05-21
Catégories: Flowers
Appareil photographique: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Versions: version originale
Thème(s): My Top Favorite Photos, Wildflowers of the World, Flower(Yellow) [view contributor(s)]
Date de soumission: 2005-05-22 11:04
Vue: 3699
Points: 20
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
I took this photo after a VERY STEEP hike up the Paradise Ridge trail north of Carson, Washington where I live. The trail book described this hike as a 1.5 mile moderate climb to the top of the ridge. It may have been "moderate" if you're a mountain goat, it was one of the steepest climbs I've ever done, but it was only 1 mile of extremely steep parts, my feet are extremely sore today, but to find this yellow Indian Paintbrush I was thrilled. I have never seen a yellow variety before, only red and orange.

This is Harsh Paintbrush (Castilleja hispida):

The most common paintbrush in the Northwest is the Common Red Paintbrush. Paintbrush is part of the Figwort family.

The Northwest is a great place to catch several types of paintbrush. They are known for their bright red color, although it can vary from orange to scarlet to purple to even white or yellow. Their color comes from dense, bright bracts that surround the actual flower.

Because there are no places to perch on the Paintbrush, it requires "hovering" insects and birds for pollination.

The Paintbrush evoked the Native American legend of a young brave who tried to paint the sunset with his warpaints. Frustrated that he could not match the brilliance of nature, he ask for guidance from the Great Spirit. The Great Spirit gave him paintbrushes laden with the colors he so desired. With these, he painted his masterpiece and left the spent brushes in fields across the landscape. These brushes sprouted the flowers we now so wonderfully love!

Photo: Levels, Cropped, Resized, Sharpened.

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An excellent shot on this wild flower. Excellent detail, and vivid color on this Paintbrush. Nice Shot!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-05-22 12:16]

I know what you feel Lori! Not long ago I climbed 'easy' mountains in Romania. No, they weren't easy. At least for me ;-) Very optymistic, bright picture with good story. Thanks for sharing it!

Mountain guides are I feel some times written by the blind , we did one last year in the hills of Deryshire it was discribed as undulating , as you say being a mountain goat would of been an advantage, one section was a 1ft wide track with a steep uphill slope and 100ft+ cliff directly on the othe side hairy or what.
the flower you got was worth the climb I would say , very nicely seen TFS Robert

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-05-22 14:11]

Hi Lori!
Very good shot, interesting note. I like the colours & sharpness. Well done.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-05-22 21:06]

Nice shot Lori, great notes. Nice DOF, details and colours. Looking at this beautiful flower, I believe it is all worth it after all. :) TFS

That shot turned out great. You really had a great focus on the front flower, all the "hairs" can even be seen, and the background really adds to the photo.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-23 2:44]

Hello Lori!
Wonderful flower macro.DOF,lighting,details and composition are perfect.TFS...

Its a nice set of flowers in the wild series you have running Lori. The natural environment that can be seen in the BG adds a nice touch. Well done.

Excellent shot. Optimal focusing and very nice flower. The note is also very precise. bravo!

Hi Lori!
Although I'm not much of a flower enthusiast (which still doesn't mean I don't find them fascinating), I have to say that your paintbrush is indeed a very beautiful one. But anyone could have reduced its beauty in a photo. You, however, did the opposite. Fantastic d.o.f., great details and bright, distinct colors emphasize it's role in the photo, as opposed to the role of the geniously composed and blurry background. TFS!


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