Category Archives: Wildflowers

Blog posts that describe or contain nature photographs of wildflowers.

Putting the Paintbrush in Focus

Today I’m featuring some more wildflowers from my recent trip to Noah Brown’s Prairie in southern Missouri. The Indian Paintbrush has always been one of my favorite wildflowers to find. Since I’ve been working with a few photographers on using selective focus, I thought this would be a good time to compare the basic ways […]

Also posted in 2018, Blog, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Photography Tips, Travel Photography | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ox-Eye Daisies

Today’s post features some prairie wildflowers from my trip Tuesday to Linden’s Prairie in southern Missouri. Ox-Eye daisies always catch my eye whenever I run across them on the prairie. At Linden’s Prairie, there were multiple, nice masses of these little beauties. Here are a few of my favorite ones: This next image is another […]

Also posted in 2018, Blog, focus stacking, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Noah Brown’s Prairie, Part 1

“Catch up” time! I was unable to prepare a blog post over the past couple of days, due to several activities. On Monday, I traveled to St. Joseph, MO for a private, one day consultation and yesterday I spent the day in southwest Missouri, photographing wildflowers on several Missouri prairies (even finding some orchids!). In […]

Also posted in 2018, Blog, focus stacking, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Variegated False Solomon’s Seal

Meanwhile, back at the ranch … After taking a little time off from the blog, I feel recharged and ready to go! After returning from my Oklahoma art festival, I felt the need to just “kick back” and enjoy life a little bit. In my absence, I have weeded and pruned back my butterfly garden, […]

Also posted in 2018, Blog, Macro Photography, Nature Photography | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Hike to “The Deep Hole”

During the first full day of my recent trip in Myakka River State Park, I got up early and headed to the park office to grab one of the cherished “backwoods permits”. The park has an undeveloped, wilderness area and only allows 30 people per day to hike into this pristine area. After obtaining my […]

Also posted in 2018, Blog, Landscape Photography, Nature Photography, Reptiles and Amphibians, Travel Photography | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Longing For Summer, Yet?

We really haven’t had a winter, yet. But seeing the bright colors of summer, while recently editing some old images, has already got me thinking of next spring! Just seeing the bright and vivid colors of wildflowers, like this Tall Bellflower that readily grows along the woodline of my rural Missouri home, really makes me […]

Also posted in 2017, Blog, Macro Photography, Nature Photography | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Giving Thanks!

It’s that time of the year for us all to think back over the year and remember all the blessings that have been bestowed upon us. Myself, it’s been a tough year at times, but I still have plenty to be thankful for! I’m posting this Thanksgiving Post to all my family, friends, and followers, […]

Also posted in 2017, Bird Photography, Birds, Blog, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Last of 2017?

This past week, I stepped out for a week of photographing the Madison County (Iowa) covered bridges in the peak of fall colors. What a wonderful week it was, shooting sunrises and covered bridges surrounded by fall colors, and spending the late nights photographing the stars and Milky Way over the bridges! Had a wonderful […]

Also posted in 2017, Blog, Butterfly Photography, Insect Photography, Nature Photography | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Artichoke, Anyone?

I always look forward to seeing this tall, yellow border growing around the perimeter of all the wooded areas on my rural Missouri land … the Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus). This wildflower becomes a prominent feature of my rural landscape every summer. So refreshing to look out and see the “sea of yellow”. Here are […]

Also posted in 2017, Blog, Macro Photography, Nature Photography | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Early Summer Spiderwort

Today’s post features a few images I captured back in late June while in the Des Moines, Iowa area, participating in the ArtsFest Midwest Art Show. On one of my free days, I drove to the nearby Neil Smith NWR. While hiking around the area, I found some nice patches of Spiderwort wildflowers in bloom: […]

Also posted in 2017, Blog, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments