Macro Photo of Sagebrush Bluebells

Macro Photo Sagebrush Bluebells Mertensia oblongifolia

Sagebrush Bluebells (Mertensia oblongifolia) on Schweitzer Mountain, July 2012. ISO 80, f/4.0, 21mm focal length, shutter speed 1/640 sec.


It’s time again for another macro photo! Today’s macro photo is of what I’m relatively sure is Sagebrush Bluebells (Mertensia oblongifolia). But as usual, don’t take my wildflower classifications as 100% guaranteed.

I took this photo in July on the Schweitzer Mountain Nature Trail near Sandpoint, Idaho. See some of the other macro photos I took that day here.

As always, I used my Canon G12 with the Raynox DCR-250 macro lens.

I didn’t see many of these Bluebells on the mountain that day, or I would have tried to get a shot of one with the flowers open. One of the things I find most fascinating about this picture is that if you look at it very closely, you’ll see that the stem has many of what appear to be tiny grasshoppers climbing the stem upside-down! Seems like I always get pictures with bugs in them, but I never notice them until I look at the picture on my computer later. Oh well. It’s still pretty. Hope you enjoy it!

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