Scouting Report Smokies March 28

This day was spent up in Greenbriar area. With numerous spots to pull off and shoot the Little Pigeon River or go up to the confluence of the Little Pigeon River with the Middle Prong, the shooting was great. I walked up the trail, past Porter’s Flats and up Porter Creek trail. After Porter’s Flats, the flowers were much more sparse than down below. There are a preponderance of Yellow Trillium around, with Large Flowered Trillium also. This was the first place I’ve seen Dwarf Crested Iris blooming and also found some Little Brown Jug. Little Brown Jug is fun because the flowers lie on the ground and are actually pollinated by crawling insects such as ants. Sometimes you have to move some leaf debris to see the “Jugs”. I think they got this name because the shape of the flower is similar to a brown jug which you used to get “White Lightning” in before the Mason Jar become the prominent way of dispensing this Mountain delicacy.

       

Tomorrow I will be posting on different vantage points and lenses for flower/ forest composition.

2 Responses to “Scouting Report Smokies March 28”

  1. Nice photo series, Bill. Did you use a polarizer on the river rapids? Looks like you did….

    • Frank, Sorry this one slipped by me.. Yes, I did use a polarizer. I almost always use a polarizer when shooting water and have gotten to the point of using it most times in the Smokies for just about everything. My trick is to hold the filter up to my eye and turn it. If I like what it does, then I put it on the lens and use it..

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