When hiking the meadows in the Wichita Mountains (SW Oklahoma) recently, I came upon a small clump of some wonderful wildflowers:
With some help from some nature friends, I found out these are Eastern Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana). They were pretty similar to the Wild Hyacinth we have on our prairies back in Missouri, but were a bit larger and the flowers seemed to be a bit different, more “star shaped”. But they were awesome, in the midst of an otherwise yellow meadow.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 1D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
- Gitzo 1258-LVL carbon-fiber tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ballhead
- ISO 800 (due to strong winds)
- Aperture f/3.5 to f/8
- Shutter 1/5000 sec. to 1/400 sec.