Over the past few days, I’ve noticed tons of aster wildflowers growing around my rural Missouri land. There seems to be at least two different species, maybe three. Today, I’m featuring some White Heath Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), also know as Aster pilosus. Asters are a sure sign that fall is in the air, and right now they’re everywhere! Here are a few of my favorite images of the white asters:
I probably shot more of these wildflowers than the dark purple or light pink asters. Some of the compositions looked like miniature vases of flowers, so I had a very difficult time narrowing the featured images down to a manageable level :o)
In subsequent posts, I’ll share the deep color asters and the light pink asters that I’ve been finding. I’m not sure if they are the same species (they have a lot of common characteristics), but will share them in different posts.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF 180 macro lens + Canon 1.4x TC
- Vanguard Alta Pro 283CT carbon fiber tripod, with 3 Pod H-3 ballhead
- ISO 400 and ISO 1600
- Aperture f/8 thru f/22
- Shutter 1/13 sec. thru 1/125 sec.