Madison Indiana Photography

“Common Blue Violets”

It has been a while since I posted anything…. Basketball is now over ending on a very sour note, I may get into the details with all of you some time in the future but for now I would rather just let it go.

I am completely over winter as well, as I sit here now we are under a ice storm warning with sleet and freezing rain covering everything with a sheet of ice tonight. I will be so glad when spring finally arrives and I can get out and about with my camera.

This violet was shot last year here at Clifty Falls State Park outside Madison Indiana, I am hoping for a repeat of the early warm spring which brought out all the wildflowers much earlier than usual I just don’t want to see a repeat of the late winter blast that put such a damper on the wonderful conditions we were enjoying.

So I hopefully will be able to catch up with everyones blogs over the next few days and get back into something not nearly as stressful and emotional that basketball has become around here.

And BTW…. If I here anything on about how bad our weather sucks around here from my dear friend in South Florida I may just suggest a return trip for his In-Laws back to his little paradise !!!



February 22, 2008 - Posted by | art, Clifty Falls, closeup, flora, floral, flower photography, flowers, image, images, indiana wildflowers, macro, Madison Indiana, nature, outdoors, photography, pictures


  1. Bernie, that is incredibly beautiful! It’s good to see you back and see more of your great photos!

    Comment by montucky | February 22, 2008 | Reply

  2. Welcome back Bernie…

    Beautiful image, love the lines and color…

    And, correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t in-laws automatically from Florida? 😉


    Comment by Ron in L.A. | February 22, 2008 | Reply

  3. Love your violets! Bravo!

    Comment by mon@rch | February 22, 2008 | Reply

  4. Great grouping, splendid DOF, pretty deep blues.

    Comment by tomwhelan | February 22, 2008 | Reply

  5. Beautiful detail and color in those flowers! I know what you mean about winter….it is just so difficult for me to get out and shoot in the freezing cold. I also can’t wait for the wildflowers to return>

    Comment by Howard Grill | February 22, 2008 | Reply

  6. That’s too bad about the basketball season Bernie. I’m sure this image makes you feel much better. I know many times when photography has kept my sanity particularly in the past two years with the stuff I have gone thru.

    Comment by Richard | February 22, 2008 | Reply

  7. This is a fantastic shots. great colors

    Comment by vaggelis vlahos | February 22, 2008 | Reply

  8. Great saturation for this Viola sororia. I have found it very difficult for digital cameras to accurately produce the color of the petals of the flower of this plant. Have you noticed this as well?

    Here Here for the early spring. Here in Columbus, we had wildflowers in full bloom by March 29th.


    Comment by Tom @ Ohio Nature | February 22, 2008 | Reply

  9. You take wonderful pictures. What kind of camera do you use?

    Comment by ImaNicePerson | February 22, 2008 | Reply

  10. I am using a Nikon D200 with a Sigma 150 macro lens, thanks for the comments guys.

    Comment by Bernie Kasper | February 22, 2008 | Reply

  11. Now THAT’S what I’ve been waiting for…

    (Sorry about the B-Ball season.)

    Comment by HeyJules | February 22, 2008 | Reply

  12. wow, what color….:)

    Comment by Czecho | February 22, 2008 | Reply

  13. I think it was Aristotle who once said; “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” And this poetic thought is really the only idea that gives this shot justice. Your highly detailed and brilliantly colored violets certainly provide the perfect example to that statement.

    Comment by aullori | February 22, 2008 | Reply

  14. I must admit it has been great down here in south GA. We have had rain the past couple of days. Glad you are moving past the season’s end. It will be good for you to get behind the camera. I wish I was right next to you in my usual spot. I can’t wait till we can shoot together again. My time here is rapidly coming to a close and I will be crossing the pond Mar 2/3/4 for Kuwaiit and then on to Iraq. I feel pretty good about where we are at right now and am looking forward to getting on with it. The misses will be down by Sun and the kids in on Wed. The rest of the family late wed n fri. It will be good to see everyone one more time. Keep me in you thoughts and drop me an email when you can. I will try to post when I get a chance. Later, JT PS Great shot!

    Comment by armyman | February 23, 2008 | Reply

  15. Bernie an amazingly beautiful photo! I think I can touch it you captured it so well. I love the depth you have captured.

    Comment by paintingartist | February 23, 2008 | Reply

  16. Groups of three always seem to make a shot more dynamic. That combined with the vibrance make this have a lot of impact. I am looking forward to the end of winter also Bernie. This shot just makes me more anxious!

    Comment by Mark | February 23, 2008 | Reply

  17. Don’t give up hope Bernie spring is on its way!

    I love these little flowers, and you did a wonderful job in capturing their true beauty!

    (((Side Note: Do you suppose it is worth the expence to upgrade from a D80 to the D200?))

    Comment by truddle | February 23, 2008 | Reply

  18. Even the simplest of flowers, dear violets, are missed in February. I’m with you and ready for spring.

    Comment by barbara | February 23, 2008 | Reply

  19. Truddle I have no experience with the d80 but I love my d200 and it was definitely worth every dollar I paid for it !!

    Comment by Bernie Kasper | February 23, 2008 | Reply

  20. Welcome back to blogland! Your little violets are most beautiful!

    Comment by kml | February 24, 2008 | Reply

  21. It is crrently 86 deg. and sunny. I am sure it would do nothing to cure your winter blues. Can’t invite you down strongly enough. Load up the veicle and follow I-75 to the end of the road. Turn Right. Pretty easy. We are heading out on a fishing trip with a quasi-famous guide next weekend. In honor of your memory, I will work on taking a few pictures. By the way, that picture is damn crisp and detailed, nearly looks fake. Getting too good with photoshop are we? Kidding of course. Hope you had fun in the snow yesterday!

    Comment by Dear Friend | February 24, 2008 | Reply

  22. Take a hike! Literally 🙂

    Or is the weather still too bad?

    Comment by Claire | February 25, 2008 | Reply

  23. Ooooh! They’re so pretty!

    Comment by Lana | February 26, 2008 | Reply

  24. Lov-er-ly, Bernie! The colors are spectacular.

    Comment by Photo Buffet | February 27, 2008 | Reply

  25. beautiful flower shot Bernie, good to see you back in the blogosphere posting arena…:)

    Comment by ankush | February 27, 2008 | Reply

  26. Lovely photo, Bernie – keep ’em coming!

    To motivate you, I hereby tag you for the 6-word-memoir meme – see for details.

    Comment by Adam R. Paul | February 27, 2008 | Reply

  27. Great colour and beautiful shot

    Comment by visuallens | March 21, 2008 | Reply

  28. my name is violet too!
    could you give more info aobut this flower, like how it grows and what are the uses for it.
    I need the information for a school powerpoint so i could really use your help!
    by the way i’m 11 in grade 6

    Comment by Violet | March 19, 2009 | Reply

  29. Amazing photo!
    Did you know you could learn an easy trick how to improve any photo at ?

    Comment by George Yotov | April 6, 2010 | Reply

  30. Beautiful!

    Comment by mflahertyphoto | November 21, 2012 | Reply

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