Standing Tall & Proud

Today’s post comes from a visit to nearby Dorsett Hill Prairie, about a week ago. Tall Bellflowers (Campanula americana) are beautiful wildflowers that tend to grow at the edge of woodlands. While hiking this prairie, I found a nice stand of these wildflowers growing in the meadow near the entrance to the wooded trail. Often, the flowers are torn or not filled out very well, but this day’s find was in extraordinary condition. Here are a few of my favorite images:

Tall Bellflower wildflower

Tall Bellflower wildflower

Tall Bellflower wildflower

I hope to be back on a more regular basis, sharing some of my natural surroundings, in a short time. I’ve been busy getting things organized for a “Celebration of Life” memorial service for my late wife, which is scheduled for this weekend.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark 2 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with ballhead
  • ISO 500 and ISO 1250
  • Aperture f/3.5 to f/11
  • Shutter 1/8 sec. to 1/1600 sec.

 

 

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