Out-of-State Visitor

Today I’m featuring a “lifer” wildflower for me, the Oklahoma Grass Pink Orchid. This little beauty was found on Noah Brown’s Prairie (southern Missouri) a couple of weeks ago. Very small, very dainty, and somewhat difficult to photograph among the taller prairie grasses and plants. I captured a sequence of 22 images, using the focus-stacking […]

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Collecting the Sweets

Last week, when photographing some of the prairies in southern Missouri, I captured this nectar-hungry fly working on an Ox-eye Daisy wildflower: It’s always amazing to see what and how many different types of insects depend on our natural prairies. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark III body Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens Bogen 3021 […]

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I Was Singin’ the Blues!

Today’s post features some pale blue Prairie Larkspur wildflowers I found on Linden’s Prairie, in southern Missouri last week. Usually when I find larkspur on the prairie, it is white. But this pale blue really caught my attention … and had me singin’ the blues! Here are a couple of my favorite images: Coming up […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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