Colorado Columbine

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NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000
State/Province/Region
CO
Country
US
Nearest Area
Lake Irwin
Town
Crested Butte
Description

This is an image of a Columbine flower which is the Colorado State Flower which comes in a few color variations with this one being the lighter of those. On my spring wild flower photography trip in Colorado I actually only saw this group of Columbines and one other single Columbine in another area. I took this picture near the Lake Irwin area near Crested Butte, Colorado. It had been pretty overcast and about to rain but a touch of diffused sun broke through right as I was taking this image providing the image an extra pop of contrast. I ended up having to pack up right after I took this image as the rain really started coming down. The low snow pack due to a dry winter really impacted the wild flower season because what is usually a full field of flowers were only a few groups of flowers here and there. It is amazing how much everything depends on how much snow the Rocky Mountains get each winter and I saw first-hand how it impacted the wild flowers. I am looking forward to another spring of shooting Colorado wild flowers and hoping the full fields of flowers will be returning.

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Date Added
April 11, 2013
Date Taken
April 11, 2013

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