Let the Blooms Begin!

Last Friday, I found a couple of wildflowers around my rural Missouri home, that were beginning to bloom! So I grabbed my camera and headed back out to capture them.

The first set of images is a Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica), which has only recently emerged from the leaf litter and is beginning to show it’s buds … can’t wait for the bells to form!

Virginia Bluebells

Virginia Bluebells

A couple of days earlier, I had observed a single, white bud from a plant that looked like either a False Rue Anemone or False Garlic wildflower. But by Friday, the small, white flower was blooming and it was obvious it was a False Rue Anemone (Isopyrum biternatum), and the first ever to be seen in my woodland!

False Rue Anemone wildflower

False Rue Anemone wildflower

With these guys getting ready to show their blooms very soon, I’m planning on heading over the large, woodland and check progress there. If things are progressing as nicely there as it is at my home, I’ll be sending out a “shorty” wildflower workshop notice to those on my “Workshop Participant List” and start conducting these mini-workshops very soon!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Handheld
  • ISO 400 (Bluebells) and ISO 800 (False Rue Anemone)
  • Aperture f/3.5 to f/4.5
  • Shutter 1/80 sec. to 1/4000 sec.

 

 

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Posted in 2016, Blog, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
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