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I, Robert Flogaus-Faust, took all of my British Columbia/Washington state wildflower photos in 1986 using a simple reflex camera with a zoom lens (focal length 35-70 mm), extension tubes (13, 21 and 31 mm, respectively), ISO 100 film for color slides, a tripod, and a cable release. I had been living at Dreieich/Germany since 1987, however, without ever returning to America. I spent almost 4 weeks of holidays in British Columbia in May and June, 2006, however. Some of them are on the web.
All my photographs taken in British Columbia during my 2006 holidays are from a 7.1 megapixel digital camera with a lens that is equivalent to a 35-140 mm lens in the usual cameras for 35 mm film. Of course the real focal length was much shorter because the camera light sensor is much smaller than a 35 mm slide.
In addition to this I sometimes used one out of several ancillary lenses for closeups (ca. 4 and 10 dpt.) and tele photos (enlargement by a factor of 1.5). In most cases only parts of the photographs are shown (just as with my 1986 photographs).
All the plant photos published on this website are © Robert Flogaus-Faust. They may be used according to a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Most of the images taken in 1986 are from the surroundings of Vancouver, B.C.; a few of the photos are from Vancouver Island (Victoria area) but there are also quite a lot of images from the Cascades, mostly from Paradise, WA (Mount Rainier National Park).
Unfortunately the field guides that I used for looking up the names of the flowers were sometimes rather difficult to understand for me and some were even incomplete. And my knowledge of English botanical terms and of the flowers in the Pacific Northwest has always been much less than perfect. This means that errors are much more likely here than in my European wildflower photo pages (in German). Please do not hesitate to tell me about all the errors which you find.
Even though I recently discovered some booklets with date, location and plant name for most of the flower photographs that I took in 1986, I am not convinced, however, that all data may be considered accurate. Location is usually not very accurate. E. g. I just wrote "Mt. Seymour Provincial Park" when I went for a walk from North Vancouver into this park. Some of the images were allegedly not taken on week-ends. This is extremely unlikely because I usually went to work then (except when there was a public holiday and except for my holidays on Vancouver Island and in Washington State). So I did not have the time to look for flowers except, may be, in the University Endowment Lands or in Stanley Park. Probably I also ocassionally forgot to write down the date or the location. But it is impossible to correct these mistakes after so many years. So I'll just leave them as they are and I hope that most of the data will be helpful and not a source of additional confusion.
I am happy, of course, if you tell me by email how you think about my website and whether you have suggestions for further improvements.
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