Madison Indiana Photography

“Wild Phlox”


Shot at Clifty Falls Park, there has been an abundance of wildflowers this year, especially abundant is the Wild Phlox a beautiful purple to light blue wildflower that grows in deep rich woodlands and gorges that dot our countryside.

They can grow in individual little clumps are in clusters as large as 20-30 plants, they grow to about 12 inches tall and their sweet fragrance will spread all around the forest they grow in. They are a great flower to photograph because of their saturated colors and their tendency to grow in open areas in the forest that are easy to photograph. They tend to bloom here in the Madison Indiana area around the middle to late April and they weather the elements well.

So if you ever out in the woods and want to photograph a neat little wildflower, give these a guys a shot you might be happy with the results.

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April 28, 2008 - Posted by | Clifty Falls, closeup, floral, flowers, hiking, image, indiana wildflowers, macro, Madison Indiana, nature, outdoors, photography, pictures, random, wildflowers

14 Comments »

  1. Very nice. They look like they are ready to spin around with the first breeze. I don’t remember seeing them around here but will be more aware now.

    Comment by davidlind | April 28, 2008 | Reply

  2. Bernie, you did a great job on this one. Beautiful! It’s a flower we don’t have here, so I’ll just enjoy your photo!

    Comment by montucky | April 28, 2008 | Reply

  3. I also like the DOF you’ve been getting on these shots Bernie. That is something that I have struggled with.

    Comment by Richard Wong | April 28, 2008 | Reply

  4. Looks like they’re floating Bernie, very nice.

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    Comment by Ron in L.A. | April 28, 2008 | Reply

  5. Lovely photo. I don’t know why, but I’ve always liked the word “phlox.”

    Comment by Lana | April 28, 2008 | Reply

  6. awwwwwwwwww….these are SO beautiful!

    Comment by Sumedh | April 30, 2008 | Reply

  7. nice focus blur, beautiful colors as well

    Comment by ankush | April 30, 2008 | Reply

  8. Pretty shot! Your pictures are always so beautiful.

    Comment by RecycleCindy | April 30, 2008 | Reply

  9. Beautifully done Bernie. Big things come in small packages. I love the color.

    Comment by paintingartist | April 30, 2008 | Reply

  10. wonderful capture!!!

    Comment by vaggelis vlahos | April 30, 2008 | Reply

  11. Lovely photo! It looks not very much like the wild phloxes we have in these parts.

    Comment by Adam R. Paul | May 1, 2008 | Reply

  12. Bernie, I love Wild Phlox. This image looks like a luscious painting!

    Comment by Photo Buffet | May 6, 2008 | Reply

  13. I’ve looked over this photograph at least six times and I think it is just breathtakingly lovely. I had wondered how you got such a stunning example of the perfect depth of focus. (Only so I can completely emulate it.) Brilliant!

    Comment by aullori | May 12, 2008 | Reply

  14. Very nice! I really like the shot. I’m very interested in photography, but really no VERY little. But shots like these are inspiration. Thanks.

    Comment by Ant Sir Pest | May 20, 2008 | Reply


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