arrow left arrow right
photo contest slideshow
Potsdam, New York. A food area.
Path to Nowhere
Wildflowers in bloom and rock formations in Northern New Mexico
Road 《街道》
Milky Way over Boot Arch
The insect that grabbed the stem during the wind
Jeep Tour
Sun sets behind the Dallas Skyline
Buddhist monks are getting ready for prayer
Can you smile like my friend?
The flow of happiness
Chisos Bluebonnets in the superbloom of 2019 in Big Bend National Park
Inside and outside of the alley 《巷内巷外》
A lamp of leftover wax
Bald Cypress tree in fall colors at Caddo Lake in East Texas
Kannondoori
'The Night' outside my window
A Swan in Sunlight
Cow and Garbage bin
Me and 'My Friend'
A View of LA
A 'Little Cobbler' with his tools
End of the Road
17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Chisos Bluebonnets in the superbloom of 2019 in Big Bend National Park

I tried to find something that would capture the grandeur of the Big Bend Bluebonnet, also called Chisos Bluebonnet blooming all over the sides of the hills and out in front of me in the valley. This was the first time I have seen the tall, dark and handsome Lupinus havardii. At 4 feet tall in some places, it is much bigger than the Lupinus texensis which we see commonly. I noticed that the rather stately Chisos Bluebonnet is also darker in color and has more purple as opposed to bluebonnets we normally get to enjoy. If there was any regret this morning, it was that the sky was overcast and the sun broke through the clouds only very briefly. On the other hand, the overcast diffused light conditions also brought out the special color of the State Flower of Texas.

TAGS: Bluebonnets, Nature, Texas

photographer avatar
Murphy, Texas, United States of America
Member since 2017
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Rajesh Jyothiswaran.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2019
Total Views: 12
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 24, 2019, 2:18 a.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/5
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO50
Report This
SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE COLLECTIONS
PHOTO LOCATION Terlingua, Texas, United States of America