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I’m not sure what this desert flower is called (it may be called a yellow double pod) but it is definitely a tough little plant. Not only was it growing in rock and dry sand it was back under a rock overhang so when it rained it would only get water if the wind was blowing in the right direction. Captured in the canyon below Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah.
Nikon D-300, Nikkor 18-70mm lens.

My photographs are not always technically correct, I tend to break the rules but I do that knowing what the rules are and having a reason to do so. My photographic images are what and how I see the world around me in my minds eye—they are who I am.

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  • Lisa G. Putman
    Lisa G. Putmanover 4 years ago

    I love the contrast of this shot, Bryan! Beautifully composed!

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateover 4 years ago

    Great shot

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 4 years ago

    Great contrast of the subject. Well taken

  • Eivor Kuchta
    Eivor Kuchtaover 4 years ago

    Aren’t they amazing, how they grow out in the desert? A wonderful composition! I like the contrast against the rock. I had hoped you were able to identify this wildflower for me, since I have one in my gallery, too, Jasper and flower
    I suppose it’s in the mustard family, with four petals. Someone suggested Double bladderpod, but I’m not sure.

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  • Stephen Ruane
    Stephen Ruaneover 3 years ago

    Well captured Bryan, excellent colour and detail.

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