“Dutchman’s Breeches”

The wildflowers here in Southern Indiana are really starting to put on a show, now if I could ever get the wind to stop blowing long enough to where I could a few more shots I would be more than happy, but I will take what I can get.

I shot these little flowers the other night at Clifty Falls and I don’t think they turned out to bad for such a windy evening. The Dutchman’s Breeches are a funky little flower that resemble someones trouser’s, hence the name I guess, but when the wind blows they are a beast to shoot and I try not spend a whole lot of time trying to shoot one.

Hopefully I will be able to get a wider variety of wildflowers the next couple of weeks and share them with you. It is great time to be outdoors right now so even if I don’t get a bunch of keeper shots I will still be happy to be outside.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look !


29 thoughts on ““Dutchman’s Breeches”

  1. Minna

    It is so good to see some flowers again! We still have over a foot of snow, but the first flowers are starting to show up in the sunny spots.

    This is a great picture of a fascinating flower, but those green leaves really make this for me!

  2. HeyJules

    Great job, Bernie! I wish we had these around Missouri…I’ve never run across them in any of our forests or parks but they are such a unique wildflower!

  3. Adam R. Paul

    Beautiful shot of an interesting flower! Love the muted greens in the background. Wind often frustrates me when photographing wildflowers, but as you say, at least I’m outside!

  4. conchlife

    Nice to see and hear you are out and about. Don’t suffer from Vitamin D overload with too much sunlight. I am about to pull the trigger on my first digital SLR..a baby d40 and am geting the training wheels with a 55-200 VR lens. I will let you know when it arrives ..so you can make fun of my first shots…….No I am not near brave enough to get some these awesome macro lenses that you are using. I’ll just suffer lens envy for a while. Cool looking little flowers in your picture….well shot.

  5. paintingartist

    Fine, fine, fine … image. Not only is it beautiful but it has a great storyline or emotional connection to the viewer. Well placed flower I think it creates a nice flow through the photo.

  6. Richard Wong

    Some really exotic looking wildflowers you got in Indiana Bernie. I like how the background drops to black and the quality of light on the green foliage. Masterfully executed shot!

  7. Max

    I enjoy Indiana in the spring also.Nicely shot photo. I believe the flower is in the same family as a common cultivated one called “bleeding heart” but I could be mistaken.

  8. kml

    WOW – they are very different – they look like little hands reaching up. They appear very delicate – thanks for sharing them with us!

  9. aullori

    This is a beautiful shot Bernie and I’m completely looking forward to the April treasures in your area! (i completely understand the wind issue…. I’m finding it to be a problem myself.) This little plant is a beauty it amazes me the shapes sizes and variety that nature produces! Mind-blowing!

  10. cruxphoto

    I think it’s great how the flowers are in the forground, and their supporting leaves are clearly in the background. I think it does a good job seperating the subject, as well as setting up their relationship, the leaves being a supporting structure for the flowers.


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