Unfurling in the Woods

… But Only Momentarily! Today’s post features another woodland wildflower that was beginning to bloom along one of the woodland trails of Ha Ha Tonka State Park (Missouri Ozarks) last week … the Bloodroot wildflower.

When the Bloodroot wildflower is about ready to bloom, the plant’s leaf, which is originally wrapped around the stem of the flower, begins unfurling as the flower begins to open. The Bloodroot flower lasts only one day, so no dilly-dallying around!

In this image, the Bloodroot’s bud is about ready to open:

Bloodroot wildflower prepares to open it's flower

In the following image, the flower begins blooming:

Bloodroot wildflower opening up

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 camera body
  • Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3021 tripod with ballhead
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter 1/1500 sec. and 1/3000 sec.
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