Madison Indiana Photography

Great Smoky Mountain National Park Wildflowers


Here are a few more wildflower pics from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, I shot these in late March and actually came away with a large amount of images from this trip, conditions were just about perfect from this spring and it was a wonderful trip to the park.

I think I just about captured every species that was in bloom at the time of visit, I am sure I missed a few though, there are far too many to keep up with but it was a pleasure trying.

I wanted to share a few with you starting with Fire Pink then Foam Flower and finally Wild Columbine. All three were shot within yards of each other along the Bud Ogle Nature Trail right off The Roaring Fork, this is a beautiful road that you can drive along and find great trails along it’s length, there are many outstanding views of The Roaring Fork and it’s many wonderful cascades all thru out your trip.

All three of these flowers were very easy to shoot there was hardly any wind to speak of thru my entire trip and the wildflowers were at peak bloom thru my stay.  If you ever get a chance to go to the Park, definitely make sure you get out of your car and hike a bit, it’s incredible to me that most people who travel there might drive thru the park and then spend most of their time shopping in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg.  If shopping is your thing thats fine, but by all means take the time to take a walk thru the woods it can truly be a life altering experience for you, especially in the spring or fall !!

So here are the flowers that you can see all along your hike and there too many more to post now but I will try to share then every no  and then for you to see, thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!

And don’t forget to click on the images for best results.

 

 

Fire Pink

                                                                                                                                                            

Foam Flower

                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Wild Columbine

                                                                                                                                                                              

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13 Comments »

  1. Beautiful images Bernie. I really like the bottom one with the black background. I know you enjoy spending time in this park. We need to get back there again. Maybe camp out. I have a 3 man tent now. Maybe we can meet there sometime.

    Comment by Davidlind | July 18, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks David that would be great, I really miss the park !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | July 19, 2012 | Reply

  2. Nice to see you back posting again. Have re-activated your link on my blog roll. Always enjoy the colors you capture.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography | July 18, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks Scott..I have been so busy with my portraits that it gets tough to get back on here, but I am trying !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | July 19, 2012 | Reply

  3. Three great shots Bernie!

    Comment by montucky | July 19, 2012 | Reply

  4. All beautiful – it’s great to see you posting again!

    Comment by tomwhelan | July 21, 2012 | Reply

    • Nice to able to get out and post a bit Tom !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | July 24, 2012 | Reply

  5. simply beautiful 🙂

    Comment by joshi daniel | July 22, 2012 | Reply

  6. Gorgeous wildflower portraits! Thank you for the information on where and when you took these photos. The end of March would be a good time to get away for a bit of flower photography.

    Comment by Anita Bower | July 24, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks Anita…the plus is the Cove Hardwood trail is one of the easiest trails in the park and you can’t walk without stepping on a flower !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | July 24, 2012 | Reply

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