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Old Mar 31, 2012, 7:37 PM   #1
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Default The Peak of the Season is Here...

This year is about as good as it gets. Raw captures with the E-P3 and processed in Lightroom 4.

















Singled out a thin strip of Indian Pain Bruch here..




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I've worked to finish my 1068 files from the arts festival but took a break yesterday to walk the SW nature preserve close by. The SWNP is in bad shape from the past two years of heat and no rain. While the small lake is now full the rest of the park is telling the sad story. I found exactly 3 bluebonnets.

I've never seen the bluebonnet cover like your images...... should have taken time to go see them and make a photograph two. That is just incredibly beautiful.

The closest I can recall would be the 'seed' fields of the great nurseries (Shenandoah, IA) in the 1950s where the many different flowers were grown in large fields then harvested for seed.
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This was as massive as I have ever seen in person. There were spots it went as far as you could see, and the grass along the fence lines is getting pretty high, like prairie grass. I was being very watchful for snakes in more than a few spots. In one of the higher density areas, I pulled out the fisheye and shot the one below.

The Heard Photo Club is going next Saturday. I suppose they'll stay this way for another week or so. I might just go down again next Saturday.

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wonderful shots as always Greg. I really like the one with the Indian Pain Bruch strip, the contrast between the blue and the rose/orange really sets it off. On many of the others the bluebells almost overwhelm the other colors.
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A lot of flowers there, Greg.
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I will trade those flowers with a couple of inches of snow we got this morning ... interested ?

Yeah ... I didn't think so

Love those shots!
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Impressive colors there. Nice captures.
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I will trade those flowers with a couple of inches of snow we got this morning ... interested ?

Yeah ... I didn't think so

Love those shots!
Thanks. You know, after getting up in the mid 80's, ONE day of snow might almost be OK.

Back in 2007 I was down in Ennis shooting the bluebonnets, on April 7....a cold day.... and guess what it started doing towards the end of the day?

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