Hard and fast light

Blueberry blossoms

After a couple hours of pulling weeds from around the berry plants (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and some of the strawberries), I looked up from my task and noticed the trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) blooming.  Well, I just had to get a photo or two of that — no matter that I’ve taken dozens of trillium photos in the past.

Trillium grandiflorum

After capturing a closer shot of the trillium, I noticed an ant looking for dinner in the center of the blossom.

Trillium grandiflorum with ant

I observed the various ferns making their spring come-back . . .

Christmas fern

Christmas fern

Southern lady fern

Southern lady fern

Maidenhair spleenwort

Maidenhair spleenwort

Gardening Gone Wild’s photo contest this month is being judged by Rob Cardillo.  I accepted the challenge to photograph the garden, landscape, woods, etc. using the “hard” light of a sunny day.  My preference is to capture the plants either on a cloudy day (”soft and easy”) or close to sunrise and sunset.  I am submitting the maidenhair spleenwort photo as my contest entry.

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3 Responses to Hard and fast light

  1. Aerie-el says:

    Excellent choice for your entry! Good luck!

  2. Malinda says:

    The shapes of the fern are wonderful! I love the trillium too.

  3. forest says:

    What a sweet photo of the fern. The essence of spring.

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