Today’s post can be used as my personal tribute to Prince. On my way back home from the Stillwater, Oklahoma Art Festival, I stopped by Prairie State Park in southwest Missouri for a couple of days of wildflower photography. As the entire region was in a “monsoon season”, we had lots of rain. Fortunately, there were a few breaks between downbursts and I tried to make the most of them. I was fortunate to find a lot of one of my favorite prairie wildflowers, the Bird’s-foot Violet (Viola pedata), also known as Pansy Violet or Hens and Roosters. The name Bird’s-foot Violet comes from the leaf shape; the deeply dissected leaves does seem to resemble a bird’s foot. If you look closely in today’s images, you can see these “bird’s foot-like” leaves in some of the images. Here are some of my favorite images:
Nothing more enchanting than finding wildflowers covered with rain droplets! And thanks, Prince, for all the great music!
In another post, I’ll feature a focus-stacked image of a Bird’s-foot Violet covered with rain droplets.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon 180mm macro lens
- Bogen 3221 tripod and ballhead
- ISO 500 to ISO 1250 (variable due to the constantly changing light, or lack of)
- Aperture f/3.5 to f/18 (depending on how much of the image I wanted to remain in focus)
- Shutter 1/80 sec. to 1/3200 sec. (depending on the ISO and Aperture used)