Solitary Bloodroot

Today’s post comes from a very special and beautiful place … Ha Ha Tonka State Park, in the Missouri Ozarks. This is where my fiancee, Bobbie, and I first met, in the fall of 2018. These photos were captured a couple of weeks ago, just before our state’s “stay-in-place” mandate.  Ever since then, I’ve wanted to get back to the park, but I’m trying to bide by the rules!

This Bloodroot wildflower was the only one of it’s species I found on this trek through the woods. I almost missed it … it was sitting alone, surrounded by lots of fern fronds, on a large boulder. After climbing up to the top, I captured a few images, these being my favorites:

Bloodroot wildflower


Bloodroot wildflower

Lots more wildflowers during that wonderful morning at the park.  After a few more Florida posts, I’ll share some more beauties found that morning!


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark III body
  • Canon 180mm, f3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with ballhead
  • ISO 400 (both photos)
  • Aperture f/3.5 (both photos)
  • Shutter 1/3000 sec. (top photo) and 1/2000 sec. (bottom photo)




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