Awesome Wildflowers

When hiking the meadows in the Wichita Mountains (SW Oklahoma) recently, I came upon a small clump of some wonderful wildflowers:

Unidentified star-shaped wildflower

Unidentified star-shaped wildflower

Unidentified star-shaped wildflower

With some help from some nature friends, I found out these are Eastern Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana). They were pretty similar to the Wild Hyacinth we have on our prairies back in Missouri, but were a bit larger and the flowers seemed to be a bit different, more “star shaped”. But they were awesome, in the midst of an otherwise yellow meadow.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 1D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Gitzo 1258-LVL carbon-fiber tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ballhead
  • ISO 800 (due to strong winds)
  • Aperture f/3.5 to f/8
  • Shutter 1/5000 sec. to 1/400 sec.



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