McDonald’s has nothing on me … I now have a new “play place” available for prairie wildflower photography! Last summer, the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) purchased a natural prairie remnant not too far from my home. As a member of MPF, I attended a tour of this new prairie a few weeks ago and have since returned to photograph the emerging wildflowers.
Snowball Hill Prairie was purchased last summer. After taking an inventory of the prairie wildflowers/grasses there, the MPF conducted a controlled burn on half of the prairie, this past winter. As is usual, this controlled burn has resulted in a fantastic beginning of wildflower season here! There are many wildflowers either blooming, or emerging (for summer blooms) and I will be featuring a few of them in upcoming posts. Today’s post includes a few Spiderwort wildflower images I captured a few days ago at Snowball Hill Prairie:
As you can see in the last image, there are also lots of great critters that love this prairie, too!
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
- Bogen 3221 tripod, with ballhead
- ISO 500
- Aperture f/5.6 to f/11
- Shutter 1/250 sec. to 1/1250 sec.