28-May-2011

Question: Are these images of a Prarie Crocus? 

The images are of Colorado wildflowers taken on this day 4 years ago in Rocky Mountain National Park. In Colorado this is still early spring with the snow only recently melting. I think that these are Prarie Crocus flowers (Pulsatilla Patens). Let me know if the identification is correct.

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Prarie Crocus Flower. Early Spring in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Prarie Crocus Flower. Early Spring in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Prarie Crocus Flower. Early Spring in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 400, 105 mm, f/11, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Prarie Crocus Flower. Early Spring in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 400, 105 mm, f/11, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Prarie Crocus Flower. Early Spring in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 125, 105 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Prarie Crocus Flower. Early Spring in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 125, 105 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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