Growing Rampant!

On Saturday morning, I made another trip to the woodland near my rural Missouri home, where I conduct my “shorty” wildflower workshops. I was pleasantly surprised at the big changes in things that have occurred since my last trip there, just 4 days earlier! Besides seeing some new FOY wildflowers, the Virginia bluebells are now at peak, giving the woodland floor a nice, blue color! Also, thousands of trout lily plants are now up and a very nice bloom should be seen in a few days. And the Blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia verna) wildflowers, which I posted on a few days ago, are now growing at a high rate. In some areas, there were huge colonies of this lovely little flower. Here are a few images I captured on Saturday:

Blue-eyed Mary wildflower

Blue-eyed Mary wildflower

Blue-eyed Mary wildflower

Blue-eyed Mary wildflower

In tomorrow’s post, I’ll share a wildflower that has just started blooming in the woodland.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod and ballhead
  • ISO 800
  • Aperture f/3.5 to f/11
  • Shutter 1/80 sec. to 1/800 sec.

 

 

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