The Name Says It All

On my recent trip to Prairie State Park in southwest Missouri, I found some Bird’s-foot Violets (Viola pedata) still blooming, so I made some images of the leaves of this plant, where the common name originated. You might remember my original post on these beauties, about 4 weeks ago (“A Little Birdie Told Me”), where I discovered the identity of these lovely flowers.

Here is a photo of the flower of the Bird’s-foot Violet (the leaves are in the blurred background in these 2 photos):

Bird's-foot Violet

Bird's-foot Violet

And here is an image that better captures the leaves of this beautiful plant:

Bird's-foot Violet

Using a bit of an imagination, you can see the “bird’s foot” :o)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ballhead
  • ISO 800
  • Aperture not available
  • Shutter not available




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