Kluane Poppy (Papaver radicatum subsp. kluanensis)

These are very rare in Summit County; I found them on Hoosier Ridge, July 6, 2008 (and July 4, 2009, and June 25, 2013, and July 10, 2015, and July 4, 2016). Coordinates are: 39° 21’ 32.5”, 106° 2’ 20” (36.35985, 106.04256).

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My new lens can get close. This is the closest possible shot with the lens (100 mm, fixed focal length, macro).

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Here are two unpopped poppies.

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A backlit poppy.

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All the preceding are from July 4, 2016. One below are with older more standard lens.

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Here is a better photo, from the Continental Divide ridge north of North Mt Massive, July 20, 2008.

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And on July 19, 2009, we found many clumps like the following on the eastern slopes of North Mt. Massive, just below the summit.

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And again from North Mt Massive, on July 5, 2010. This was early and we saw many pods and many with green veils, as they had just popped.

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And again from N Mt. Massive, on July 20, 2011, at about 14100 feet.

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Below: Hoosier Ridge, July 4, 2014. They were quite numerous.

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