Found: A ‘Lifer’ Wildflower

Last week I was quiet … I went on a camping trip to one of my favorite Missouri State Parks, Johnson’s Shut-Ins. Nothing like camping in April, with temperatures like January!!! A cold front came through and I was camping in night temperatures in the mid-20’s … awakening to find a gallon of water frozen, ice buildup on my camp stove … such an eerie scene in mid-April in the Missouri Ozarks!

But I did find a new “lifer” wildflower … the Golden Seal. Here are a couple of images I captured of this new wildflower.

This plant is quite small, reaching a height of about 6-inches, or so:

Golden Seal wildflower blooming

A macro photograph showing the white stamens and pistils:

Golden Seal wildflower blooming

It’s always fun to find a “lifer”! Coming up … more woodland glade wildflowers from my trip, as well as some more woodland wildflowers from around my home in the Missouri Ozarks.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 28-135mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens (top photo), and Canon 180 mm, f/3.5 macro lens (bottom photo)
  • Bogen 3221 tripod
  • ISO 200 (top photo) and ISO 3200 (bottom photo, due to windy conditions on the small wildflower)
  • Aperture f/5.6 (top photo) and f/8 (bottom photo)
  • Shutter Speed 1/125 sec. (top photo) and 1/2000 sec. (bottom photo)



Posted in Flower, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Travel Photography, Wildflowers.
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