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Aug 21, 2019 14:46:34   #
rich1hart (a regular here)
 
Back in 2005 we took a tour with an organization then called Elderhostel of the US Canyonlands. Our tour guide was a teacher of botany. She told us that if we returned to the area again in the near future not to expect nearly as many flowers that we were seeing then. The exceptional snow melt and spring rains had caused an exceptional blooming in the desert. I took the following images with my first DSLR, a Nikon D70.


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Aug 21, 2019 14:48:25   #
Retired CPO (a regular here)
 
Really nice!

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Aug 21, 2019 14:52:32   #
Mario22
 
Love your first photo. Nice depth and beautiful color!

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Aug 21, 2019 15:12:29   #
Curmudgeon (a regular here)
 
A really nice set. The Arizona desert surprises people with it's lushness after good winter rains. I think most people equate desert with rolling sand dunes or dry, rocky landscapes with a few bushes. If you want to do the trip again by yourself the State of Arizona posts wildflower reports each spring.

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Aug 21, 2019 15:20:34   #
rich1hart (a regular here)
 
Retired CPO wrote:
Really nice!


Thanks, glad you enjoyed them.

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Aug 21, 2019 15:21:35   #
rich1hart (a regular here)
 
Mario22 wrote:
Love your first photo. Nice depth and beautiful color!


Thanks, one of my favorites.

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Aug 21, 2019 15:24:20   #
rich1hart (a regular here)
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
A really nice set. The Arizona desert surprises people with it's lushness after good winter rains. I think most people equate desert with rolling sand dunes or dry, rocky landscapes with a few bushes. If you want to do the trip again by yourself the State of Arizona posts wildflower reports each spring.
A really nice set. The Arizona desert surprises pe... (show quote)


Thanks for the comment and for the information. I'll keep it in mind for a possible future trip.

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Aug 21, 2019 17:47:48   #
UTMike (a regular here)
 
Excellent set!

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Aug 21, 2019 17:51:28   #
rich1hart (a regular here)
 
UTMike wrote:
Excellent set!


Thanks, glad you liked it.

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Aug 21, 2019 19:44:21   #
Hal81 (a regular here)
 
Nice set.

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Aug 22, 2019 05:37:58   #
J-SPEIGHT (a regular here)
 
rich1hart wrote:
Back in 2005 we took a tour with an organization then called Elderhostel of the US Canyonlands. Our tour guide was a teacher of botany. She told us that if we returned to the area again in the near future not to expect nearly as many flowers that we were seeing then. The exceptional snow melt and spring rains had caused an exceptional blooming in the desert. I took the following images with my first DSLR, a Nikon D70.



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Aug 22, 2019 06:25:07   #
sb (a regular here)
 
Nice set! Now that I am an "elder" I think that Elderhostel is no longer in existence. They offered unbelievable educational vacations.

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Aug 22, 2019 08:22:56   #
jaymatt (a regular here)
 
Nice work there.

My uncle (in Phoenix) always told me about the beautiful deserts in bloom, but Ii have never been fortunate enough to be out west at the right time to see them.

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Aug 22, 2019 11:56:00   #
Earnest Botello (a regular here)
 
Very good series, Rich.

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Aug 22, 2019 14:18:46   #
cambriaman (a regular here)
 
Great results from a great venue! Thanks for sharing.

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