I thought I might share another wildflower image from the Madison Indiana area, this one is a Virginia Bluebell and was shot at Clifty Falls Sate Park, I captured it on a beautiful spring morning in early April. Bluebells are one my favorite flowers to photograph not only for their wonderful color but also because of the wonderful fragrance that they emit when they grow in large patches.
Standing on a hillside covered with these spring beauties is definitely a wonderful experience that any photographer are any one else who loves the outdoors should enjoy, the beautiful blue and green color contrast between the bloom and the foliage is a definite must see if you ever have a chance to hike out into a large patch of this early season wildflower.
So here you go another post within a couple days maybe this is a pattern I can keep up with !!
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I thought I might post another wildflower image, this one has a unique look and name Squirrel Corn, found growing right along and among Dutchman’s Breeches this flower must be related to the Bleeding Heart family because of it’s look and pink coloring on the tips.
You really have to be looking for this little specimen because of it’s ability to hide among the foliage of other plants, most of the time you will walk right by this flower never knowing of it’s existence. The blooms are around 1.5 inches in size and have a surprisingly pleasant odor for such a small flower.
They have a strange shape too them as well, they do resemble a kernel of corn, but where the squirell fits into the equation I guess I will never know. In Clifty Falls State Park, near Madison indiana, this wildflower and the Dutchman’s Breeches grow in huge scattered patches on boulders and all over the forest floor. Some areas are so thick it almost looks like a skiff of freshly fallen snow.
This is just another of the many wildflowers you can witness in the woods and canyons of Madison and Southern Indiana, thanks for taking a look and stopping by !!
I thought I might share some more wildflower images with you, so far this has been a great year except for the little cold front we got two days ago that kinda of slowed the bloom down a bit, but other than that the flowers have been beautiful and have made for some great subjects.
Just yesterday I found the trillium’s have started to bloom, I believe this is the White Erect Trillium, this is one of the larger species and with it’s very nature they make a great subject too shoot because of their propensity to stand tall and erect to expose the bloom to photographers and flower aficionados. They grow on hillsides and moist forest floors making for a great contrast against the ever expanding green color of the environment they flourish in.
I shot this one in Clifty Falls State Park, where I shoot most of my wildflowers anymore, this one I found standing on a boulder overlooking the forest like a King over it’s domain. Its easy to spot these beautiful giants because of their large size and unique appearance they stand out well against the forest floor.
Clifty Falls Sate park has been a blaze of color from the wildflowers this year, but the show won’t last long so if you are close and would like to travel somewhere to see a small marvel of nature try Clifty Falls it’s close to Historic Madison Indiana and it would well worth your time.
Thanks for stopping by !!
I got the real ID on this from Tom Arbour, Thanks for helping out.
Clifty Falls State Park located near Madison Indiana, is best known for it’s beautiful Waterfalls and tree lined canyons, but a little known secret lies beneath the woodland canopy. Every spring an immense variety of wildflowers grace it’s woods and canyons with a beautiful display of of color and shape.
From the early season Bloodroot to the late arriving Wild Columbine a diverse number of flowers will make your hike thru the park a pleasurable outing, the flowers could be located in an isolated cluster or a patch the size of house. The color palette will range from white to blue to red and every shade of green you could imagine.
Many flowers will take on intricate shapes and textures. The Dutchman’s Breeches (pictured here) resemble a pair of upside down trousers hence the name, and Squirrel Corn has an odd likeness to a kernel of corn, but I have no idea where the squirrel comes in. Trout Lily has a pattern on it’s leaves that resemble the patterns on a trout and of course bluebells have an uncanny likeness to bells.
There are too many more for me to list here but as I gather more images I will keep sharing a little more of my outings in the park and surrounding areas to give you somewhat of an idea as to what a beautiful area I live in. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!
I thought I might post something a little warmer than I have lately, things have quieted down recently but the cold has returned, this is a shot of a lily stamen shot in macro mode. I used my Sigma 150 with an additional ext. tube to get the desired result for this image. It was shot 2.8 to get the blurred background along with the soft appearance in the color.
I figure in about another month the temperatures should increase enough to bring on early wildflowers. I don’t think moisture will be a problem this year as we have gotten quite a bit of rain and snow over the winter. Now if the temperatures would start to warm things would be well on their way to spring, I have noticed quite a few geese and cranes flying back north, hopefully that is a good sign.
Hope you enjoy the image it was a nice diversion from the cold winter we are experiencing, thanks for stopping by !!