Birding has definitely dominated both my photography and my blog in recent years, but I started shooting flowers long before I started taking pictures of birds. One of the reasons Theler Wetlands is a favorite that I’ve always been able to indulge both of those.

There are a lot of wildflowers at Theler, but my favorite has to be the small, delicate red Columbine which have just started to bloom.


I’ve begun and ended my last three trips to Theler by trying to capture the perfect Columbine picture.


Since they seem to thrive on the edges of the woods, it can be challenging trying to capture them in the subdued light.


It’s a challenge I thoroughly enjoy.