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POTD: Red Columbine

red columbine flower
Red columbine flower, Crested Butte, CO

The Colors of Colorado in Summer

There’s nothing like the colors that you’ll find high in the Colorado rockies in the summer. This year’s winter delivered the much-needed snowpack in the high country, so I’m optimistic about this summer’s wildflower blooms. One of the best locations to find wildflowers in Colorado is around the town of Crested Butte. While there are certainly many famous locations for Colorado wildflowers, many of them require serious 4WD vehicles to reach. At Crested Butte, I’ve scouted the surrounding areas and pretty much every site I visit can be reached by a standard vehicle.

Shooting Specs

  • Nikon D810 with Niko 105mm f/2.8 AFS G VR micro-Nikkor
  • 1/125s f/16 ISO 1100

You can join me here in July 2019 to photograph these wonderful blooms and learn all about creative close-up photography.

Colorado Wildflowers 2019 with Jason P. Odell

POTD: Colorado Pollinator

Bumblebee on sneezeweed, Crested Butte, CO

I love it when I can capture interactions in nature. This bumblebee had no issues with being photographed on my 2018 Colorado Wildflower Safari. Spaces are available to join me there on this year’s workshop, where you’ll learn creative close-up techniques and photograph the summer wildflower blooms in the Rocky Mountains.

Photograph Colorado Wildflowers July 9-12

Instructional Photo Safari in Crested Butte, CO

Lupine, Kebler Pass, CO

My third annual Rocky Mountain Wildflower photo safari will be held July 9-12 in Crested Butte, Colorado. I have two seats available for photographers who wish to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Rockies while photographing the colorful wildflower blooms there. I’ve designed this safari to be low-impact. No hiking or off-roading is required. We will focus our efforts on creative close-up/macro techniques, as well as other creative ways of capturing Colorado’s summer colors.

Booking deadline is June 24th, so reserve your seat soon!

Tickets available here

Opening for Colorado Wildflower Workshop

Colorado wildflower & macro workshop July 20-23, 2016

Due to a cancellation, I now have an open seat for my Colorado Wildflower & Macro Workshop, July 20-23, 2016 in Crested Butte, Colorado. Summer wildflowers are always a wonderful subject here in Colorado; I hope you can join me!

Update 10 May: The workshop is currently full. Contact me to be added to the waiting list.

Register here via Meetup.com 

Colorado Wildflower Safari July 20-23, 2016

Columbines at sunrise near Crested Butte, Colorado. Join Jason Odell in July 2016 for a chance to photograph wildflowers and learn close-up photography techniques.
Columbines at sunrise near Crested Butte, Colorado. Join Jason Odell in July 2016 for a chance to photograph wildflowers and learn close-up photography techniques.

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be returning to Crested Butte, Colorado in July 2016 to lead a small-group wildflower/macro photo safari and workshop! You’ll photograph the beautiful wildflowers in a high alpine setting and learn macro and close-up photography techniques. Participants will also receive hands-on field instruction, post-processing help, and image critiques.

This tour is open to a maximum of 10 photographers.

Reserve your seat on this trip by placing a deposit through the event page.