On a recent visit to one of the nearby, natural Missouri prairies, there were a lot of Horsemint (Monarda bradburiana), also known as Wild Bergamot, blooming. Usually, hummingbird moths can be found foraging among these wildflowers, but none were observed during that outing.  I didn’t capture a lot of images of this beautiful wildflower as I was trying to cover the entire prairie in a limited amount of time, so I’ll have to get back out and see if I can find any of the hummingbird moths soon. Here is one of the images I captured of the Horsemint:

Horesemint (Wild Bergamot) wildflowers in bloom

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark 2 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with ballhead
  • ISO 800
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter 1/640 sec.



Posted in Nature Photography, Wildflowers
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , .
Permalink bookmark.
Follow comments: RSS feed for this post.
Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.