Is Spring Here Yet?

Here it is, early December and already that question is coming to mind! Actually, no cabin fever yet … in fact, I enjoy winter! I’m working on scheduling a wintering bald eagle photo outing for around the first of the year. But spring came into my mind as I just ran across some wild Columbine (Aguilegia canadensis) wildflowers that I photographed near my rural home this past spring, and I’m longing for wildflowers to once again grace the woodlands! About 2 miles from my home, there is always a dependable patch of these wildflowers growing in the spring, situated along a rocky outcrop that sits on top of a hill. A short climb always brings a big smile to my face! I also have a few of my photography students that are interested in doing some fieldwork with me with wildflowers, so this is one area I plan on taking them.

Here are a couple of my favorite images captured one morning on the hilltop:

Columbine wildflower

Columbine wildflower

By the way, I’ve just added my spring semester photography classes to my website, which you can find at this link: 2015 Spring Photo Classes   The school has not given me the pricing, but I will add that info as soon as it is available (typically, the 1-night class tuition is ~$18-$20 and the 6-week classes are ~$55).

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with ballhead
  • ISO 800
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/640 sec.



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