A mysterious dark alpine flower

A mysterious dark braun Summer flower

A mysterious dark alpine flower
November 26, 2011 Johan Peijnenburg
In Photography
Close-up of a mysterious alpine dark brown  flower (Johan Peijnenburg)
105mm – f/8.0 – 1/40 – ISO400

When I go for a hike in Summer, I often can’t resist the temptation to pack a macro lens. You never know what you run into and it provides a great alternative for when the light is not ideal for shooting landscapes!

I shot the above alpine flower close-up mid August, when I was hiking along an Alpine meadow near Schönried in the Swiss canton of Bern. To be honest, I don’t have a clue what type of flower it is and in what flowering state it was. It did stand out amongst the neighbouring colored flowers though and I really liked it, so I was happy I brought the macro lens for the hike.

Please do drop me a comment if you know what type of alpine flower it is!