Category Archives: Macro Photography

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Doing the ‘Uncurl’

Today’s post features a woodland fern as it begins it’s spring awakening, captured during my recent photo outing at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, in the Missouri Ozarks. Hiking the woodland glade trail, looking for wildflowers, I came upon a small patch of ferns that were starting to uncurl and come to life. Here is a […]

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A Small Beauty

Well, I’m back in the (indoors) office! Missed not posting last week, but had a plethora of things going on … maintaining my Ozarks (Missouri) butterfly garden, shopping and planting new plants, and having some real fun watching our Canada Goose dock nest (yes, a pair of geese nested in a large flower pot on […]

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Hot Pink

Today’s post features another woodland glade wildflower that I saw on my hikes through Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park (in the Missouri Ozarks). The Fire Pink wildflowers are always great to see, although I only saw a single clump of them during my glade hikes. As spring is beginning to show leaves on trees/plants, and some […]

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Not Exactly the Cat’s Meow

Today’s post features a couple of macro images I captured last week during my camping trip to Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park (located in the Missouri Ozarks). While hiking some of the woodland glade trails, there were abundant colonies of Pussytoes wildflowers growing. Pussytoes were given this name due to the fuzzy flowerheads. Pussytoes are also […]

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Found: A ‘Lifer’ Wildflower

Last week I was quiet … I went on a camping trip to one of my favorite Missouri State Parks, Johnson’s Shut-Ins. Nothing like camping in April, with temperatures like January!!! A cold front came through and I was camping in night temperatures in the mid-20’s … awakening to find a gallon of water frozen, […]

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The Bellworts Are Back

Today’s post features some spring woodland wildflowers that I photographed a week ago at Fiery Fork CA, in the Missouri Ozarks … the Bellwort wildflower. I always enjoy finding these beauties, usually growing in small groups along the rich, woodland slopes. Here are a few of my favorites. Many Bellwort flowers emerging from the woodland […]

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Mature Trillium

Today’s post features some macro photographs of mature Trillium wildflowers, captured recently along the Natural Bridge Trail of Ha Ha Tonka State Park (in the Missouri Ozarks). Trillium, or “Wake Robin” are wildflowers that grow in spring in many of Missouri’s woodlands. Earlier, I featured some young plants … today’s post features some mature plants, […]

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Ending the Week With a Little Beauty

Today’s post features some of Missouri’s earliest wildflowers that I find every year … Spring Beauties. The images in this post came from both Ha Ha Tonka State Park, and Fiery Fork Conservation Area, both in the Missouri Ozarks. Here are some of my favorites: These wildflowers are small and cheery, and make a bold […]

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Ringing in the Bluebells

Today’s post features one of my favorite, springtime woodland wildflowers … the Virginia Bluebells. While hiking at a new location I discovered last week, Burnt Mill Cave Conservation Area (in the Missouri Ozarks), I came upon my first Bluebell plants of the year. Although no bells were formed yet, they are certainly are on their […]

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Airing Dirty Laundry

Today’s post features some springtime, woodland wildflowers I found and photographed last week … Dutchman’s Breeches. While hiking at Ha Ha Tonka State Park (Missouri), I was happy to find quite a few breeches waving in the air! Here are some of my favorite images: I’m planning on making another trip to Burnt Mill Cave […]

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