During my photo outing on Snowball Hill Prairie last week, I captured a new wildflower for me. After researching it, I believe it to be a prairie phlox, but not sure of the species. I thought it might be Phlox paniculata, but my wildflower book shows it blooms from July to October … and we’re a long way from that timeframe! So, if one of my readers knows the proper identification, please let me know.
Whatever it is, it is quite a beauty on the prairie! And especially so, whenever a clump of several plants is found. Here are a few of my favorite images I captured last week (note the early morning dewdrops on many of the flowers … the reason I love to get on the prairie before the sun gets too high in the sky):
Coming up, some more wildflowers captured on Snowball Hill Prairie, including a slight variation of the prairie phlox highlighted in this post.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
- Bogen 3221 tripod, with ballhead
- ISO 500 (all images)
- Aperture f/8 to f/18
- Shutter 1/100 sec. to 1/1000 sec.