A Mellow Yellow

Yesterday morning, just after the sun was rising over the western horizon, I ventured out into one of my rural Missouri prairie gardens to look for some dragonflies. I did find a few, but it was still early and lots of dew, so most of them were still hunkered down. But the landscape is developing into some nice colors right now. In this post, I’m featuring some images of some Gray-headed Coneflowers (Ratibida pinnata) that are in nice bloom right now:

Black-eyed Susan Wildflowers

Black-eyed Susan Wildflowers

Black-eyed Susan Wildflowers

Coming up … some more wildflowers from yesterday’s morning photo session.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark II body
  • Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f.5.6 IS lens, shot at 190mm to 400mm
  •  Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 400 (all)
  • Aperture f/5 (top photo), f/5.6 (bottom two photos)
  • Shutter 1/200 sec. (top photo), 1/125 sec. (middle photo), 1/100 sec. (bottom photo)

 

 

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