Lupine is a genus of the Fabaceae (pea or legume) family. The name Lupine (Lupinus) came from “lupis” meaning wolf. It was once believed that Lupine were wolf-like by devouring soil nutrients. Actually, like other members of the Pea family, they prefer poor soil and, in their life cycle, enrich or “fix” nitrogen in the soil.

I will be uploading other Lupine photos and close-ups. What I like about this photo is the way the background moves even though it is thrown out of focus.

Taken in the Bitterroot Mountains west of Victor, Montana USA.

Canon EOS 7D, 1/250s, f/7.1, ISO: 200, 52mm

This photo is included in my Lupine card series 1 and is available in prints, posters, etc.


  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Awesome colors in this capture

  • Thank you so much. Lupine have so many different hues in the petals, they are truly amazing.

    – amontanaview

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    great shot lovely image and colors

  • Thank you Maggie. I appreciate your views and comments.

    – amontanaview

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 3 years ago

    Nice shot!! The blue is so brilliant!! I love the background as well! Could you add the location so we can accept it into the group!

  • Goodness, I forgot! Will do.

    – amontanaview

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