Summertime Pea

Partridge Peas (Cassia fasciculata) were in full bloom, and dew-covered, the other morning on the nearby prairie. Here are a few of my favorite images:

Partridge Pea wildflower

Partridge Pea wildflower

And in this next image, shot from the backside, you can clearly see the fern-like leaves of this prairie plant:

Partridge Pea wildflower

These prairie plants produce a short pod fruit, and is eaten by quail and other prairie birds.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens, with Canon 1.4x TC (resulting in 252mm total focal length)
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with Graff Studioball SB-QR ballhead
  • ISO 800 (heavy overcast and foggy, shot ~sunrise time)
  • Aperture f/11 to f/36
  • Shutter 1/3 sec. to 1/6 sec.

 

By the way, I have 27 framed prints on display at the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center (MCD) in Blue Springs, MO for the rest of the month. For more details, click on this link:  Burr Oak Woods Nature Center display

 

 

 

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