It’s time for … Macro Photo Monday!
I had a heck of a time trying to classify this next wildflower, whose picture I took on Schweitzer Mountain near Sandpoint, Idaho, in July. At first I thought it was a wild variety of Coreopsis, or tickseed, but that didn’t pan out. As far as I can tell, it’s either Arnica latifolia or Arnica cordifolia, or even perhaps A. latifolia x cordifolia, since the two evidently hybridize in the wild.
I need to remember to start taking pictures of the whole plant, not just macro photos of the blossoms. It would help with the classification process. (Standard disclaimer: I’m an amateur wildflower photographer, not a botanist. None of my plant classifications are 100% guaranteed.)
As always, I used my trusty Canon G12 with the Raynox DCR-250 macro lens. I seem to have a harder time getting yellow and white flowers in crisp focus. Anybody know why?
I love the creamy, trumpet shaped flowers in the center of the blossom. Hope you enjoy it!