INTERPRETATIONS OF ONTARIO EARLY SUMMER 2012

SPECS

1. 5741 – herb-Robert [geranium robertianum] TV: 1/60, f: 5.0, iso: 100, focal length: 130mm [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

2. 5752 – common dandelion [taraxacum officinale] TV: 1/500, f: 6.3, iso: 100, focal length 125mm [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

3. 0150 – [specie as yet unidentified] TV: 1/30, f:11, iso: 200, focal length: 90mm [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

4. 0165 – queen anne’s lace [daucus carota] TV: 1/200, f: 7.1, iso: 200 focal length: 85mm [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

5. 0166 – queen anne’s lace [daucus carota] TV: 1/200, f: 7.1, iso: 200 focal length: 80mm [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

6. 0177 – goat’s beard [tragopogon dubius] TV: 1/160, f: 7.1, iso 200, focal length: 90 [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM] 7

7. 0179 – goat’s beard [tragopogon dubius] TV: 1/160, f: 7.1, iso 200, focal length: 105 [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

8. 0179 – goat’s beard [tragopogon dubius] TV: 1/160, f: 7.1, iso 200, focal length: 105 [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

9. 0181 – goat’s beard [tragopogon dubius] TV: 1/160, f: 7.1, iso 200, focal length: 105 [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

10. 0185 – goat’s beard [tragopogon dubius] TV: 1/100, f: 7.1, iso 200, focal length: 140 [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

11. 0189 – goat’s beard [tragopogon dubius] TV: 1/250, f: 4.5, iso 200, focal length: 100 [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

12. 0191 – goat’s beard [tragopogon dubius] TV: 1/250, f: 4.5, iso 200, focal length: 105 [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

13. 0193 – goat’s beard [tragopogon dubius] TV: 1/800, f: [loose lens], iso 200, focal length: 50mm [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

14. 0194 – goat’s beard [tragopogon dubius] TV: 1/800, f: [loose lens], iso 200, focal length: 50mm [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

15. 0203 – [specie as yet unidentified] TV: 1/800, f: [loose lens], iso 200, focal length: 50mm [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

16. 0207 – goat’s beard [tragopogon dubius] TV: 1/1000, f: [loose lens], iso 200, focal length: 50mm [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

17. 0208 – goat’s beard [tragopogon dubius] TV: 1/1000, f: [loose lens], iso 200, focal length: 50mm [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

18. 0211 – goat’s beard [tragopogon dubius] TV: 1/1000, f: [loose lens], iso 200, focal length: 50mm [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

19. 0212 – goat’s beard [tragopogon dubius] TV: 1/640, f: [loose lens], iso 200, focal length: 50mm [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

20. 0241 – bull thistle [cirsium vulgare] TV: 1/400, f: [loose lens], iso 200, focal length: 50mm [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

21. 0264 – bird’s-foot trefoil [lotus corniculata] TV: 1/1600, f: [loose lens], iso 125, focal length: 50mm [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

22. 0269 – bird’s-foot trefoil [lotus corniculata] TV: 1/1600, f: [loose lens], iso 125, focal length: 50mm [EF70-200mm f/2. IS II USM]

23. 9854 – mossy stonecrop [sedum acre] TV: 1/2000, f: [loose lens], iso: 100, focal length: 50mm [EF50mm f1.4]

24. 5833 – wild columbine [aquilegia canadensis] TV: 1/80, f: 5.0, iso: 500, focal length: 145mm [EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM]

25. 5863 - wild columbine [aquilegia canadensis] TV: 1/320, f: 5.0, iso: 100, focal length: 102mm [EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM]

26. 5866 – wild columbine [aquilegia canadensis] TV: 1/100, f: 5.0, iso: 100, focal length: 160mm [EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM]

27. 5886 – wild columbine [aquilegia canadensis] TV: 1/80, f: 5.0, iso: 100, focal length: 75mm [EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM]

28. 5915 – wild columbine [aquilegia canadensis] TV: 1/500, f: 4.5, iso: 100, focal length: 155mm [EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM]

The wild columbines represent for me all that is beautiful; delicate, and gracious in nature. While hummingbirds and butterflies can access the nectar from beneath, the columbine sacrifices itself even for the bumble bees, which have to bite through the spurs at the top of the flower to get to the nectar.

 

© 2012 Loys de fleuriot de la colinière