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A Taste of the Sun

OrangeGlow

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I walked past this flower, but its glow caught the corner of my eye and I went back to investigate. It was beautifully illuminated by the sun. I decided to use my Canon 50mm F-2.5 lens to reveal the details and vibrant colors of the flower, including orange, yellow, green and pink. (Click on the image to see an enlarged more detailed version)

Sunshine in a Field

Sunshine

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

It was like finding sunshine in a field when I spotted these yellow flowers blossoming today in Ottawa County, Michigan. (Click on this or any of my images to see an enlarged, more detailed version)

Purity

Purity

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this white flower growing near an Ottawa County, Michigan field today. The white flower glowed with purity as the sunshine found it.

Purple Flowering

PurpleFlowering

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this purple flowering plant today in Ottawa County, Michigan.

A Scarce Plant – Indian Pipe

IndianPipeGroup

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I photographed this grouping of Indian Pipe plant today in Southwest Michigan. This plant is known to be generally scarce or rare in occurrence and was the first time I’ve seen it myself. This white plant does not contain chlorophyll. Being a parasitic plant, it derives its energy from fungi hosts. They flower from summer through early Autumn.

 

Peace Among the Green

Green_Duck

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

The waters of a local pond reflected the surrounding green foliage as I found this duck floating peacefully among lily pads today.

Flying Flower

ButterflyBeauty

Butterfly_On_Leaf

Photos Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Photographing butterflies has always been a fun and interesting experience. I was happy to get detailed photos of these two.    “The butterfly is a flying flower, The flower a tethered butterfly.” French lyric poet ― Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun

Bucolic Scene

Bucolic_Scene

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I ran across this very old barn in a country setting today.  I think many people share a special feeling about country scenes and the emotions they invoke. Who knows how many decades this old barn has remained standing as crops continue to grow near it every season.

Daisy Pollination

DaisyBee1

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

This time of year is great for photographing flowers in Southwest Michigan. I found this daisy in a field of yellow flowers while an insect was pollinating it. If you click on the image you can see a bit more detail in an enlarged version :)

Blue to Come

BlueBerries

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found these blueberries as they were ripening on the vine today at an abandoned orchard in Ottawa County, Michigan. They still have a while to go before they will be ready to pick and eat. Blueberries are nature’s No. 1 source of antioxidants. The U.S. Department of Agriculture designates July as National Blueberry Month.

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