An exceptionally colorful spring beauty blooming in the woods

Virginia Spring Beauties (Claytonia virginica) are quite common in our woods this time of year and are one of the very earliest spring ephemeral wildflowers. We’re getting into peak season for them now, and the woods around here are carpeted in places smell sweetly of so many little flowers. This particular blossom popped out to me as it had the brightest and most vibrant pink of any that I saw on my walk yesterday.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/320″ exposure