An Early May

Today’s post features a woodland wildflower that is about a week early in blooming … the May apple (Podophyllum peltatum). We observed many of these plants emerging through the leaf litter over the past few weeks and within the past few days many are now showing off their under-leaf white flowers. It reminds me of an umbrella shading the flower from potential sunburn! Here are a few images we collected during the last trip to the woods:

May Apple wildflower

May Apple wildflower

May Apple wildflower

Coming up … more woodland wildflower images, as well as some emerging prairie wildflowers found at Prairie State Park on my way home from the Stillwater (OK) Arts Festival last weekend.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 180mm macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod and ballhead
  • ISO 800 (all)
  • Aperture f/3.5 (all)
  • Shutter 1/200 sec. to 1/400 sec.



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