Spring Fever!

Well, the last 2 days of spring was nice! Now it’s back to winter for 3-4 days, including a chance of snow … as I slip deeper into the burning sensations of spring fever, I pulled today’s images from the vault … during a true spring/summer season! Buds are beginning to appear on a lot of my shrubs and trees right now. Crocus are now poking through the grass and fallen leaves … no buds yet, but another teasing moment from Mother Nature! Oh well, let’s enjoy what spring and summer will actually look like … if they actually get here!

These images are one of my favorite prairie wildflowers, the Spiderwort, captured at a local prairie just 20 minutes from my house:

GMK3-1698-SpiderwortWFLg

GMK3-5033-SpiderwortClusterLg

Spiderwort wildflower

GMK3-4917-SpiderwortPlantLg

Bumble Bee on Spiderwort bloom

Spiderwort with dew

You get the idea. Now let’s bring on spring! Oh, and I hope my fever isn’t contagious to you … if it is, take 2 aspirin and [don’t] call me in the morning! :o)

Photography Equipment Used:

  • Canon 1D Mark 3 and Canon 7D bodies
  • Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC, and
  • Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens (+ Canon 1.4x TC, in some cases)
  • Gitzo 1258-LVL carbon fiber tripod, with Kirk Enterprises HD ballhead
  • ISO (various, depending on conditions at time of shoot)
  • Aperture (variable, but mostly f/3.5 – f/8)
  • Shutter (variable, depending on conditions at time of shoot)

 

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Posted in 2014, Blog, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
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