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Calochortus tiburonensis (Tiburon Mariposa Lily)

Image taken at Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve, Tiburon, Marin County, California

  • Karen Phillips 7y

    Wow - I am soooo jealous! Lovely photo!
  • birdgal5 PRO 7y

    Thanks.....mark your calendar now, and come down next year.....around June 1st is best, or maybe the week before. Let me know, and I will meet you there....
  • Dawn Endico PRO 7y

    This was taken today, right? I'm visiting marin this weekend and was hoping to see these but was afraid it might be too late.
  • birdgal5 PRO 7y

    Well.....I was beginning to think that, too! I found this one and about 4-5 others just up the trail from Westwood Drive. Don't bother hiking to the top for these.....but, do hike up there for the gorgeous views and many other wildflowers. And.....yes, it was taken today.....good luck!
  • forestbloom PRO 7y

    Ahhh, that is so beautiful and perfect still at the end of it's season. You captured all it's details so nicely. I now have a new favorite flower that I've never seen. Wonderful!
  • birdgal5 PRO 7y

    It is found only on Ring Mountain, so you will have to travel to see it! However, the site is beautiful for not only the plants there, but also the stunning views of the entire northern San Francisco Bay.
  • OC Hiker PRO 7y

    Thank you for showning us this flower. Your picture shows nice warm light-yellow tone. Also a brown triangle in the flower is clearly visible. After I look at your picture, I searched for Tiburon. Year, this flower is found only on Ring Mountain. Now, I have another reason to fly to the Northern California.
  • birdgal5 PRO 7y

    OC Hiker....the trailhead for this site is located about 15 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge. My husband had something to go to in San Francisco, so I had him drop me off/pick me up, giving me for 4 hours of hiking, enjoying the stunning views, and photographing beautiful flowers!
  • Darenator 7y

    Wiow, that's beautiful!
  • Pam Sutton Photography 7y

    WOW! That is one hairy looking lilly....great detail!!

    I saw your great picture on "The Best Of Nikon"
    The Best Of Nikon
  • outdoorPDK PRO 7y

    Very unique beautiful capture!
  • birdgal5 PRO 7y

    It is very unique.....found only on Ring Mountain!
  • Gail Jones 7y

    Beautiful shot!!
  • birdgal5 PRO 7y

    Thanks....this is my favorite flower! If you buy a macro lens before June, we could make a trip to Ring Mountain. You get 360-degree views of the Bay, so wonderful landscape shots are also possible.
  • Gail Jones 7y

    Ok - now that's a great reason to buy a new lens!!!
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Taken on June 7, 2008
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  • 106.8 mm
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