Blue Phlox

During my recent wildflower trek on the Natural Bridge Trail, in Ha Ha Tonka State Park (MO), I ran across several patches of Blue Phlox (aka, Wild Sweet William) just starting to bloom. Here are a couple of images of these blue beauties:

Blue Phlox wildflowers

I always love seeing the unfurled petals of the phlox, as it begins to open (above). And a few phlox were observed that had just opened:

Blue Phlox wildflower

Coming up … more wildflowers from my wildflower trek at Ha Ha Tonka State Park.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Induro Stealth Carbon Fiber tripod + 3 Pod, Model H3 ballhead (I’m evaluating this setup as a new, lightweight macro setup for hiking)
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter 1/500 sec. and 1/1000 sec.



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