Chocolate Lily near Seward, Alaska.
I photographed this chocolate lily in the same field as the sparrows in the last two posts.
I framed this wildflower through a tiny opening in the surrounding vegetation, while using my 600 and a 2x converter. I like to use this 1200mm super telephoto setup for wildflowers because it allows me to put everything in front of and behind the wildflower completely out of focus, creating what I think is kind of a neat effect.
Like everything else around here, these guys are blooming really late this year. It was nice to find some that were just opening and still pointing upwards – usually they hang down.