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Travel Photo Thursday: Shooting “Plant Life” on Planet Earth

Travel Photo Thursday: Shooting “Plant Life” on Planet Earth

Purple Iris Miwok TrailWhile it’s still officially winter where I live just north of San Francisco, this January rain has fallen sporadically while skies have been remarkably sunny and bright. The fine weather belies that fact that our spring season is still officially nearly two months away.

When spring finally arrives, Irises will bloom both in home gardens and along the trails and through the meadows where I hike each week.

Here are four ways that I’ve photographed this purple-flowering plant.

The classic Iris shot is like the one above, taken from directly above, with the flower’s petals spread wide. I found this specimen along the Miwok Trail in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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