Saturday, April 17, 2010

Trillium among Redwoods

These beautiful flowers (Western Trillium, Trillium ovatum) were blooming all over the understory of the old growth redwoods in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (part of the Redwood National and State Parks area). And of course the beautiful Redwood Sorrel was covering the ground as well (Oxalis oregana).

Trillium with Sorrel

This particular bloom was growing on top of an old fallen tree, and offered a chance to show it in its environment in the forest understory.

Trillium in the Forest

For the horizontal frame, I preferred the aperture to be open, really setting off the flower from the backdrop. But in the vertical composition, stopping down to f/11 really put it more in its place among the giants behind it.

Trillium among Redwoods


  1. Love the last shot since the trillium is like a child and wants to hang with all the adults around it.

  2. Beautiful ! The last one is wonderful ! Seems to cry "wanna see the sun too" ;)

  3. Hello friends,

    Delightful! All flowers look so attractive and wonderful. Thanks a lot......

    Wildlife Photographer