Beautiful and delicate flower that loves deep shade and cool, moist conditions. This is such a precious flower of the mountain west. The photo was taken just south of Sweathouse Creek in the Bitterroot Mountains of western Montana, USA. As you can see, the sun was peeking through the thick canopy of the forest.
Canon EOS 7D SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Aspherical DF Macro SLD Autofocus Lens
1/100s, f/10, ISO: 320, 60 mm
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