It’s Showy Time!

One of the summer interns at Cornell Plantations asked me what my favorite wildflower is.  I have many favorites, but the one I anticipate most is the Showy Lady’s Slipper, Cypripedium reginae.  So that is my best favorite.  The species name in latin, queen(ly), says it all.

The Queen of the Orchids

Shot with Nikon D800, 105 mm Nikkor Micro lens, f/11 at 1/125 second ISO 800. Gitzo tripod. Shaded the bloom to reduce harsh light.

So, for Cayuga Nature Photographer  members in the Finger Lakes region, the message is that it is Showy (Lady’s Slipper)  Time.  If you know of a population, this weekend is a great time to visit them.

I’ve posted a more details report in my regular blog at:

http://birds-n-blooms.blogspot.com/

Remember to apply tick repellent, my friend found one on her afterwards.

Paul Schmitt

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