Another wildflower growing in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma is the Sensitive Briar (Schrankia uncinata). This unique flower is a creeping or trailing plant of dry areas, entirely covered by hooked barbs. Here are a few of my favorite images, showing both the plant structure and a closeup of the flower:
Almost looks like a bath sponge, doesn’t it!
Photographic Equipment Used:
Top 2 Photos:
- Canon 7D body
- Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6, IS lens, shot at 400mm
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 250
- Aperture f/5.6 and f/11
- Shutter 1/800 sec. and 1/320 sec.
- Canon 1D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
- ISO 640
- Aperture f/6.3
- Shutter 1/800 sec.