A Little Rough Around the Edges

Today’s post comes from one of my fall trips to Snowball Hill Prairie in rural Cass County, Missouri. At the top of the hill, a few Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera) wildflowers were growing when I visited. Here are a few of my favorite images:

Rough Blazing Star wildflowers

Rough Blazing Star wildflowers

And a single Rough Blazing Star composed itself in the middle of this Snowball Hill sunrise:

Rough Blazing Star wildflowers

I have nicknamed this prairie plant “the knobby plant”; when buds appear on the stalk, they resemble a stem with knobs … a unique plant.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 180 mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with ballhead
  • ISO 1250 (top photos, due to windy conditions) and ISO 800 (bottom photo, with little wind to contend with)
  • Aperture f/3.5 (top 2 photos) and f/22 (bottom photo)
  • Shutter 1/60 sec. to 1/200 sec. (top 2 photos) and 1/13 sec. (bottom photo)



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