Thanks for the comments Greg. The fairy slippers were photographed late in the evening with fading light. Since the flowers are only inches above the forest floor, backgrounds tend to be very busy. Compared to last year at this same time of the season, wild orchid numbers seem to be down this year due to less snow melt and runoff. We will be checking out another favorite site for fairy slippers in a few days.
Birdie, Bruce, and Conrad: Thanks for stopping by. I'll have some more wildflowers (larkspur, prarie smoke, Oregon grape, last of the fairy slippers, and others) posted later in the week. Cheers! Steve