I love your idea. I do have one question. I got a picture of a golden poppy that I would like to include but the poppy is found throughout California not just in the Sierra Nevada like you state. Can I go ahead and include it?
I was surprised to see you linked to a photo I captured of a columbine on Shepherd Creek. I will post others in my album and you can link to them if you see fit. I do not know the names of the ones I will be posting, so if others can identify, please do.
I welcome your photos. You can add them directly to this page if you want. In fact, you have the ability to attach them to as many different pages as you like with the Attach feature. Thanks very much!
Thanks for setting up the album! I love flowers & looking at flower pictures.
Thanks! Check back from time to time. Hopefully this page will grow into a nice collection of Sierra flowers!
Next time I'm out I'll try to turn on my macro vision. I'd love to contribute to your album.
Great idea and I'll enjoy using and adding to this as a resource. Another handy link for flower ID is UC Berkeley's Digital photo library.
Thanks Scott. I look forward to your additions. I have used the CalPhotos website for reference and will add the link to this page. Too bad they don't have thumbnail images in their listings. It would make flower identification much easier for amateurs like me.
The book I'd most recommend for people interested in Sierra Wildflowers is "Wildflowers of the Eastern Sierra and Adjoining Mojave Desert and Great Basin" by Laird Blackwell. His guide has great photos and descriptions of flowers not only from the High Sierra, but from the lower elevations of the Eastern Sierra. I've enjoyed grabbing this guide and wandering through the sagebrush near whatever campground I'm at--Four Jeffrey, Tinemaha Creek, Upper Sage Flat...If you encounter a wildflower, you'll probably find it in this guide.
There are a lot of other good wildflower guides, but I like how this one covers a wide variety of elevations.
Nice page. If you would like to add a link, most of these are found in the Sierra...
Thanks for the link and for your additions. You have some wonderful photos!
Thank you, finding and photographing wildflowers is one of my passions :) Thanks again for creating this page!
By the way, thanks for adding my picture of sky pilots to it. I added two more.
Glad you enjoyed the album. Thanks for the additions and for the vote!
There are definitely some excellent photographers on SP, as evidenced by the photos in this album. Thanks for the vote!
I added a bunch that haven't previously been included, though some are not the best shots. If people want to use this as a resource, it's better to just add anything new, regardless of how good a composed photo it is. I haven't found many websites that help identify flowers by looking at photos, but maybe I don't know where to look.
Also, I think it helps if the location of the photo is submitted as well. Some of these are hard to find, so if people know where to look, then it makes it easier to find.
Thanks for the additions! There is still a ton of flowers missing but every bit helps. FYI - the links at the top of this page will take you to some very good Sierra flower galleries.
Yeah, those links are really good resources, but what I like to see is just a photographic catalog of plants/flowers broken down into groups...colors, family, whatever. Like this page...where there are several thumbnails to preview. I'm not so interested in the scientific aspect, I'm just a novice trying to determine names of ones I see, and the easiest way for me is to just browse photos. But there don't seem to be very many websites laid out like that.