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Spring Wake Robin

Spring Wake Robin
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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
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-10 20:49
Viewed: 3075
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the Trillium erectum or commonly called the Wake Robin, although I've always just heard them called Trilliums.

They're one of the first flowers of spring in the Columbia Gorge area. This one I captured on the Eagle Creek Trail.

They're from the Lilly family, the Genus Trillium, this one is probably the Western Wake Robin, or Trillium ovatum.

An attractive perennial wildflower suitable for shady woodland gardens. Plants arise early in spring, flower, and typically disappear by midsummer.

Western wake-robin may be found from coastal British Columbia south to central California and east to the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Alberta, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado.

In the Columbia River Gorge it may be found between the elevations of 100'-4400' between Troutdale, Oregon and the Twin Tunnels west of Mosier, Oregon.

Photo: Cropped, Levels, Resized, Sharpened.

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  • Luce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 15] (58)
  • [2006-04-10 20:51]
  • [2]

Bonjour Lori. Jolie photo de fleur. L'image est sharp et bien exposée. La lumière douce révèle des détails sur toute l'image. Bravo, belle photo.

Hello Lori,
Exceptional macro of the Trillium. Very good crop, D / O and exposure.
A sure sign that spring is here, and then we look up.....

Nice though out of focus. Thanks, Ori

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-04-11 3:39]

Lori, I was expecting a bird!!
Pretty flower, lovely colours but a little soft. Still I love the pale blue veins in the petals, they seem to have a similar pattern in each petal too. Well shown, thank you,

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-11 6:06]

Very beautiful white flower!
Stunning on details!
Very good DOF and sharpness!
5* and TFS!

Hi Lori,

Well done on this capture, ours are yet to come. It is the Flower of Ontario. These Trilliums grow in abundance here on the Island.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-13 0:17]
  • [2]

Hi lily, I mean Lori.
Lovely capture of this trillium flower showing the contrasting white and green petals.
I like the composition showing that one can place a singular flower somewhere else than just smack-bang right in the centre and still have it large enough to almost fill the frame. The colours are very natural and pleasing. The DOF is fine although, you probably could have closed down on the aperture (one stop) to gain a bit of depth. The BG is well removed from the subject and the exposure was well managed.
Well done and TFS.

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