May Is Near!

On my last woodland wildflower workshop, we found some May Apples (Podophyllum peltatum) that were beginning to show their flower bud … although it is still May.  If you are not familiar with the May Apple, also sometimes called Mandrake, is a rather large plant, up to 12″-18″ tall, with a single white flower. The flower develops only on plants with 2 leaves. The flower grows just below the 2 leaves and I have read that this flower is botanically a fruit! Here are a few of the “early risers”:

May Apple wildflower

May Apple wildflower

May Apple wildflower

May Apple wildflower

May Apple wildflower

As May gets closer, I’ll be capturing some of the lovely white flowers from the May Apple. And here is an image from last year, showing the flower below the leaves of a May Apple:

May Apple wildflower

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with Graf Studioball ballhead
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter 1/640 sec. to 1/1000 sec.

Reminder:  I will be participating in the Stillwater Arts Festival this coming weekend, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. If you live in the area, or will be in the area this weekend, stop in and say “Hi”. Details can be found at this link: http://stillwater.org/stillwater_arts_festival/index.php

 

 

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