Been busy doing some detailed research for an upcoming photo trip to beautiful Glacier National Park (Montana). There will be numerous photo ops … beautiful sunrises and sunsets, breathtaking scenery, mountain wildflowers and clear lakes, abundant wildlife (mountain goats, bighorn sheep, marmots, pika, Colombia ground squirrels, and possibly a brown bear or two), and (with a little luck) nice, clear, dark skies filled with stars at night! Gee, I need to go back and reschedule my time so I can find some “sleep time”! :o)
As I continue planning and preparing for this visit, I’m reminded of some mountain wildflowers I captured a few years ago in the mountains of southeast Colorado. I don’t think I’ll find any of these beauties in Glacier, but I’m sure there will be plenty of other welcome finds!
Here are a few macro images of Corn Lilies, or False Hellebore (Veratrum californicum) from the mountainsides near Ouray, Colorado:
A closeup shows the Crane Fly that is perched on one of the Corn Lilies:
This next image is one of my favorites. So simple, yet so powerful!
What surprises will the Glacier NP trip yield? I’ll be at Mother Nature’s mercy … and I’m sure she will have something special planned for me … Life is Good! Meanwhile, back to more planning!
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
- Bogen 3021 tripod with Graff Studioball ballhead
- ISO 400 (top photo), ISO 800 (middle photo), ISO 100 (bottom photo)
- Aperture f/5.6 (top and bottom photos) and f/8 (middle photo)
- Shutter 1/320 sec. (top photo), Shutter 1/100 (middle photo), Shutter 1/10 sec. (bottom photo)