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The Pale and Spotted Touch-me-nots are blooming along the Red Cedar State Trail.

Pale Touch-me-not

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The last time I was down at the Red Cedar Trail I couldn’t find many Pale Touch-me-nots. On a recent trip I found a lot of them blooming along the trail.

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The Touch-me-nots are blooming along the Red Cedar  State Trail. They are the most prolific Flower this time of year. They are a bit difficult to photograph because they grow in a tangled mass of flowers. I like to photograph them covered in dew but there wasn’t a lot of dew on this day. I also like to use a photo stacking technique so  I can separate the flower from the background. On this day most of them were Spotted Touch-me-nots with only a few Pale Touch-me-nots.

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A recent walk along the Red Cedar River Trail revealed a number of flowers. The Touch-me-nots are in full bloom along the trail.

Pale Touch-me-not

Pale Touch-me-not

Wild Bergamot

Wild Bergamot

Tall Bellflower

Tall Bellflower

False Sunflower

False Sunflower

Birds-foot Trefoil

Birds-foot Trefoil

I also had a chance to photograph one of my favorite Subjects, ripples over rocks in a stream.

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On several recent walks I’ve managed to photograph a number of flowers. The Touch-me-nots are all over the place. The Groundnuts are a little harder to spot.

Groundnut

Groundnut

Great Lobelia

Great Lobelia

Pale Touch-me-not

Pale Touch-me-not

 

On several walks along the trail I’ve managed to capture photos of some of the flowers. The Touch-me-nots are in bloom along the trail and cover the hillsides.

Spotted Touch-me-not

Spotted Touch-me-not

 

Great Lobelia

Great Lobelia

Pale Touch-me-not

Pale Touch-me-not

Sunflower

Sunflower

It’s that time of year when the Touch-me-nots are blooming along the Red Cedar Trail. Since they grow in a tangled mass it is difficult to photograph them in isolation. Ideal conditions are after a heavy dew and with no wind blowing. The Pale touch-me-nots were the most common with a few Spotted touch-me-nots around.

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Spotted touch-me-not

Spotted touch-me-not

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It’s been a tough summer to photograph Touch-me-nots. I like to photograph them when they are covered with dew. I also like to photograph them with multiple shots then stack the shots so I can separate the flowers from the background. They are hard to photograph because they grow so thick that it is difficult to get to them without disturbing the flower or the dew. Unfortunately the DNR has mowed along the Red Cedar Trail so the flowers close to the trail which were easy to photograph have been mowed down. Still I’ve managed a few photos from several trips to the Trail.

Pale Touch-me-not

Pale Touch-me-not

Spotted Touch-me-not

Spotted Touch-me-not

Pale Touch-me-not

Pale Touch-me-not

On several walks along the Red Cedar Trail I’ve been able to photograph a number of insects.

Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

Flower Fly

Flower Fly