Madison Indiana Photography

Madison Indiana Columbine

How about this, another post in one week, I had a little time today so I thought I would post this shot of a Wild Columbine shot just outside of my hometown of Madison. This little wildflower was shot up in a “holler” as we call our canyons around here, just outside the city limits.

The hills and “hollers” that surround our community offer a suitable environment to host the numerous wildflowers that appear each spring, many can found growing into the town itself. They actually make a beautiful addition to the more cultivated gardens that dot our city, some adapt very easily and others don’t seem to fare as well.

Flowers such as the Columbine have flourished in many of the local gardens but others such as the Large Flowered Trillium have never been able to adapt, I guess this gives me a reason to get out and hike and shoot a few images each spring.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.


June 19, 2008 - Posted by | Clifty Falls, closeup, columbine, DSLR, floral, flower photography, flowers, garden, hiking, image, indiana wildflowers, macro, Madison Indiana, nature, nature photography, photography, wildflowers


  1. Hello Bernie,
    What a coincidence — I was out just last night photographing wild columbines here in Southcentral Alaska. Looks like exactly the same flower you have there in Indiana. One thing I didn’t get in my shots that you did with this one is the dew, which really adds to the shot. The tiny details beyond lighting and composition can make such a difference. After seeing your shot, I’m thinking I’ll set the alarm for extra early Saturday morning and see if I can’t get back out there and accomplish a little “dew dilligence.”
    Meanwhile, thanks once again for the inspiration.

    Comment by Ken | June 19, 2008 | Reply

  2. Beautiful job, Bernie! I love the way the light plays across the bottom of the blossom and onto the leaf below. Exquisite!

    Comment by HeyJules | June 19, 2008 | Reply

  3. A gorgeously displayed flower in a wonderful photo. Very beautiful.

    Comment by Artist Boyd Greene | June 19, 2008 | Reply

  4. How beautiful! That’s really an inspiring photo Bernie!

    Comment by montucky | June 19, 2008 | Reply

  5. I love Columbine. This one is truly grand. Like a little hat.

    Comment by Bo | June 19, 2008 | Reply

  6. this is amazing. the flower and the photo too. excellent colors

    Comment by vaggelis vlahos | June 19, 2008 | Reply

  7. Very pretty. I love the effect of the dewdrops.

    Comment by Lana | June 19, 2008 | Reply

  8. Very cool Bernie, great styling…

    R(etc… )

    Comment by Ron in L.A. | June 20, 2008 | Reply

  9. This is a beauty, Bernie! What a treat to see ‘how you do it’……and the drops make it more perfect. Your lighting is fantastic and exactly what the flower needed. Thanks!

    Comment by gayejohnson | June 21, 2008 | Reply

  10. Another stunning flower portrait Bernie. Looks like it evolved from the Amazon, it is so exotic.

    Comment by Richard Wong | June 21, 2008 | Reply

  11. The red color is really pretty – I haven’t seen one like that before – well done!

    Comment by photographybykml | June 22, 2008 | Reply

  12. I love the small drops of dew on the wild columbine, and I love the way the light is on the picture. It looks so soft and fresh!

    Comment by Ulla | June 22, 2008 | Reply

  13. When working in the field, do you ever use something for backgrounds – like a chunk of black mat board or whatever – to help isolate the flowers?


    Comment by forestrat | June 22, 2008 | Reply

  14. wow, what a beautiful shot Bernie, the black background goes very well with the colorful subject

    Comment by ankush | June 23, 2008 | Reply

  15. This has the classic “Bernie” look. I love its gentle lines and those droplets are the icing on the cake (or the honey mustard on the hot dog). There’s lots to see in this one image. It’s beautiful, Bernie!

    Comment by Photo Buffet | June 23, 2008 | Reply

  16. Love the mist and the fact that it’s not quite open yet. Great composition!

    Comment by Adam R. Paul | June 23, 2008 | Reply

  17. Very nice image, I like them a bit on the dark side myself.

    Comment by Descartes | June 24, 2008 | Reply

  18. Lovely flower on a solid black background

    Comment by слънчев гряг | June 25, 2008 | Reply

  19. gorgeous shots like nothing I’ve ever seen before. What kind of camera do you use?

    Comment by TeasasTips | June 26, 2008 | Reply

  20. Terrific shot, Bernie — so nicely composed.


    Comment by The Right Blue | June 28, 2008 | Reply

  21. Worthy of many looks. I have not seen these around here. Thanks for the introduction.

    Comment by davidlind | June 29, 2008 | Reply

  22. A very beautiful flower, well captured and the details are very sharp !

    You have a nice series and collection of flowers, allowing us to see and appreciate different flowers across the world !


    Comment by JH | July 1, 2008 | Reply

  23. We’ll that just knocks my socks off. Your level of skill is unapproachable. Thanks for an incredible post.

    Comment by nouveaufauves | July 2, 2008 | Reply

  24. Beautiful photo. Wild Columbine are truly my favorite wild flower.

    Comment by Donna | July 4, 2008 | Reply

  25. Wow. This is just beautiful. Great photo!

    Comment by 2sweetnsaxy | July 11, 2008 | Reply

  26. Bernie, this picture drove me crazy. You didn’t say that you are professional photographer 😦

    You have enough bullets in your hand man. Load it and shoot to the aim… wish you all the success….

    I am copying this picture with your permission, to put as a desktop in my Blackberry..

    Sherin –

    (the above address I given in an intention to made a back link. If you don’t like, just inform me and I will remove the same 🙂 ) I know this pic will get lots of attention… nice work friend. You are blessed with a good skill. I am thanking to god for that on behalf of you…


    Comment by Sherin | July 20, 2008 | Reply

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