Reflection's Flora and Fauna
A collection of my photos of flora and fauna, and maybe now and then,
something else that catches my attention and just will not let go.
Maybe even with little verbage, which is pretty hard for this gal.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Desert Bloomer

Species unidentified.  Growing near Apache Junction, Arizona.


Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

Carol, do you ever try to identify the plants/flowers/trees you photograph? I have a couple of travel books of wildflowers and one of edible weeds (LOL!) that I keep in the RV. I love trying to identify the weedy stuff that most people don't appreciate. So many of them are not impressive until you photograph them up close and you see how beautiful they really are.

Carol said...

Yes, Lisa, I do try to identify the plants/flowers/trees. I spent over an hour getting the Red Powderpuff bush that was here on the 12th. Took me about 10 minutes to nail the Gambel's Quail. Black-necked stilt took 15 minutes or so. Ya, I spend considerable time trying to identify my subjects. It has been quite the challenge west of I 35, so many new ones! LOL

I have at least 3 really good books in Tana, Field Guide to the Birds of North America, and American Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers (east and west regions).

I was unaware that there is one of edible weeds. How very interesting.

I just looked in the wildflower book and did not see anything that I could nail as today's subject, looked in the "white" flowers.

I also look for id tags when we are in garden areas and have found a lot of names that way. I even got desperate while in Yuma, Man had to stop at Lowe's. I went right to the garden center and looked for plants I had photographed and could not id. I found a couple of names that way! LOL Took another photo with my cell phone with the name of the flower! I found feathery cassia that way! :-)

I so totally agree with you about close up photos, I enjoy looking at flora and fauna with the macro setting on Sony!