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Columbine

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.

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

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

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It’s a challenge I thoroughly enjoy.