Shepherd’s Purse

Today’s post comes from my hike a few days ago on the local, natural prairie. I don’t recall every seeing this wildflower on the prairie before, but I found a small patch of them growing along the edge of the woods:

Shepherd's Purse wildflower

This is a Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris), a member of the mustard family, and is a native of Europe. It can be found at nearly any open habitat within the state.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with Graf Studioball ballhead
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/200 sec.



Posted in Landscape Photography, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
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