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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Fun Friday: Mystery Object

Today’s post features an interesting macro image I captured a couple of days ago along a woodland hiking trail at Clifty Creek Conservation Area, in mid-central Missouri. Do you know what it is? (Answer is shown below the photo) This macro image shows moss actively growing on a large rock, along the woodland hiking trail […]

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Jack’s Back!

Today’s post features one of my favorite spring, woodland wildflowers, the Jack-in-the-Pulpit. Every spring, when I begin making my almost-daily woodland hikes in search of finding wildflowers to photograph, I always spend some time checking out the hilly slopes, in hopes of finding the Jack-in-the-Pulpit. This unusual wildflower can be quite difficult to spot. In […]

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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, […]

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Spring Color Arrives

Whew, been quite busy getting new prints ready for my upcoming first-of-year art show. I’ll be in Stillwater, Oklahoma soon for the Stillwater Arts Festival (if you live nearby, hope to see you there!). And I’ve been busy teaching a 6-week class in digital SLR photography; I have a wonderful group of photographers that are […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Brrrrrrrr!!! Another cold day in the Heartland! Got up this morning, with much hesitation, with the outside temperatures at -3F. That reminded me of one of my trips to Alaska’s “Valley of Eagles”, located outside Haines, Alaska. So I decided it was very appropriate to go back and post a few of my favorite images […]

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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 […]

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Fun Friday: Reaching the Summit

Another image captured in October in a nearby butterfly garden … a small beetle successfully reaches the top of a Celosia stalk: Can’t you picture what he must be thinking: “Oh, no. I left my flag on the ground!”  :o) Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon 180mm f/3.5 macro lens Handheld, with […]

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