For a few weeks in the spring the semi-arid desert we call
the central valley foothills are alive with wildflowers. Sometimes there
are lots, sometimes not so many. During a heavy rain year there was a particular
lack of poppies.
I suspect the seeds were washed away but I could be wrong.
I have a add-on to my camera that makes macro photography
much easier. This attachment magnifies the LCD screen of the camera so
I can focus on the subject. When using a macro lens (wide angle) I'm
unable to use
the viewfinder and the LCD is too small (for my sight) to focus properly
but this little magnifier corrects that problem nicely. So things are
getting better, now I just have to figure out what the heck the names
of the flowers
Most pictures were taken in the foothills above Fresno at an elevation
between 500'-3000' with some from the high country (6000'-10000'). They
so click on a letter to view.
I also have some that are yet to be identified
so if you know your flowers please have a look at these. If you see some that I have misidentified
please drop me a note.