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Fuzzy Wuzzys

Fuzzy Wuzzys
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/1500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My Top Favorite Photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-23 21:18
Viewed: 3430
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found these fuzzy flower heads on the way up the Pinnacle Peak trail at Mount Rainier National Park. I loved their fuzzy heads reminding me of "Cousin It" on the old "Adams Family" television show from my childhood.

They're Anemone occidentalis (Western Pasqueflower, Western Anemone)

The large, white flowers on these tall plants come and go early, leaving fuzzy, feathery seed-heads that almost beg to be caressed as they nod above meadows of lupine or magenta paintbrush. The shapes inspire all sorts of common names, including "mop top" "tow-headed babies" and "mouse on a stick".

This pasqueflower is quite common throughout the Park, and is found from 4500 feet in subalpine meadows up to alpine elevations of 6500 feet. Note the lacy appearance of the much-divided leaves.

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To mbasil: NoiseEvelynn 1 08-25 11:54
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Nicely seen and capture, Lori. Two great subjects on a wonderfully clear day. I think we are both very lucky to have seen these. There are some great wildflowers just peeking out in the background, too. I am OK with the centered composition, though I think it might have also worked using two corners (flowers bottom left, mountain top right). There's just a bit of noise in the sky that would be best with a selective filter.

Hi Lori,

Great landscape. Well done, having the FG (flowers) and BG (mountain) well differentiated by colour, yet both sharp!
You must be in love with this place. I know I will, if I'll ever see in with my own eyes.

Cheers, Petru

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-08-24 1:59]

These days there many photos of Mont Rainier on TN, and I like it ;-) Your composition, with this famous mountain and nice flowers, is a pleasure for my eyes. Congratulations Lori and thanks for sharing.

great picture, it lokks like brushes. thanks, Ori

Hello Lori,
Beautiful scenery, I like your original foreground interest!
Lovely late summer colours, the majestic mountain is very well depicted!
Pablo -

Hi Lori

Very pretty scenery. Nicely composed shot. I like how the eye travels from the flower heads to the snow capped mountains Well done! :-)

Hi Lori,
Interesting composition you have here. I like the blue sky matched with snowy mountain and greens.


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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-08-24 6:41]

Hi LOri,
This is 2 in 1, a very special plant in the foreground and a beautiful mountain landscape as background. So we have a good idea of the habitat of the plant. Excelent colours and details.
Well done and tFS

What a nice view! I have been there, but such a nice view I don't remember. Well composed with excellent exposure.

Hello Lori, excllent landscape, perefct details, bg, POV DOF Pefect POV and Framing, TFS KYLE

This is a nice image, Lori. I feel that the composition is a little static; centered mountain and centered flowers. Also 4 of anything is more static than 3 or 5. This is the type of subject that would benefit from a graduated neutral density filter in the field or simulated one in pp, to balance out the esposure of foreground and mountain/sky areas.

Looks like the wildflowers are still blooming at Rainier. I've been there in July for the staggering wildflower displays but I can see I need to spend more time there.


Evelynn : )

Hello Lori,
this is a great landscape. Excellent POV, framing, great sharpness and brillant colours. This is a great composition. Thank you for posting.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-08-25 6:03]

Bonjour Lori!

Félicitation pour cette prise de vue originale avec les gros ponpons devant le paysage.


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-02-12 20:02]

Hello Lori,
I like this shot with fuzzy flowers in foreground and the majestic mountain in the back. Good colours and nice composition.
Best greetings,

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