Photographer’s Choice – Betty Rembert

Why Is This Native Wildflower Neglected?

Dwarf Larkspur - Betty Rembert

Dwarf Larkspur – Betty Rembert

Images of the trout lily, trillium or ladyslipper and others are common spring subjects for local photographers but the dwarf larkspur seems strangely neglected. It is difficult to capture without background clutter and the color is a challenge to reproduce on film or digitally, or on a monitor or print (the deep blue is often “out-of-gamut”). But a challenge is often the impetus that gets the juices flowing and more attempts. Is it not widespread in the County?
Betty did an excellent job here, with a pleasing background and sharp focus, with most of the stem and blossom in the plane of focus. She used a gray card to help set the color balance on a cloudy day.
Below is a cropped version of the above showing more of the delicate detail.
Cropped Dwarf Larkspur - Betty Rembert

Cropped Dwarf Larkspur – Betty Rembert

Canon EOS 5d w/100mm macro lens
1/50 sec @ f8.0
ISO – 400
Tripod used

4 thoughts on “Photographer’s Choice – Betty Rembert

  1. George Kosinski

    Absolutely delightful – what a flower! – what a lens! – what a
    surprise! – and I suspect the photographer has much to do with the
    arrangement being presented to us! A pleasant relief after reading
    the headline regarding a neglected plant, during which brief period
    of time my mind prepared possible thoughts of someone jumping up and
    down in heavy fell boots upon a bit of nature thinking that, perhaps,
    the fresh rain had rejuvenated some fragment of precarious existence.

    Not quite – when I scrolled down to the subject in my monitor – a
    lovely juxtaposition of words and exotic images to grab one’s
    attention. Thank you Betty & George for the combination!!

  2. May Weller

    Beautiful picture…..Betty., I didnt’ see this flower often. I like the color and shape, it’s look like witch’hat . this is one of my favorite color.

  3. kelly

    Lovely…I don’t think I see them around much either…and I know what you mean about blues and purples reproducing.
    sittin at the catchlight, Kelly

  4. Larry Phipps

    Larkspur is uncommon. Beautiful, but uncommon.

    Nice job Ms. Rembert.

    Larry Phipps

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