Madison Indiana Photography

Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers


Ok… so I am done with sharing the spring wildflowers from here in Madison Indiana and now it’s on to my all time favorite place to photograph wildflowers and that’s The Great Smoky Mountains National park !!

You would be hard pressed to find a better place anywhere in the United States or world for that matter that has a better bloom than the Great Smoky Mountains.  With the incredible varieties of flowers that bloom in the park it is almost impossible to capture all of them in one trip, but I really enjoy trying,  so I try to head to to the places that I have success in the past.  Porters Creek, Chestnut Top and the Cover Hardwood Nature Trail have all paid off for me in the past and I always try to work these trails every spring.

Here are three flowers form that trip…Shooting Star, Foam Flower and Wild Geranium.

I will share others as I get caught up and also a great bear story as well, hope you enjoy the pics and thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!

                                                                                                                                                                 gsmnp 2013 shooting star 1

gsmnp 2013 foam flower 1

gsmnp 2013 wild geranium  1

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July 15, 2013 - Posted by | art, flower photography, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, macro photography, nature, nature photography, photography, random, Uncategorized, West Street Art Center, Wild Geranium, wildflowers | , , , , , , ,

17 Comments »

  1. Those white shooting stars are really cool! I’ve seen only a very few white ones here. The foamflower is gorgeous! We have a different species here bug I think this one is even prettier.

    Comment by montucky | July 16, 2013 | Reply

  2. These are really gorgeous Bernie. I really like the way the flower portion of the geranium is in focus and the shallow DOF throws everything else out of focus. It really makes that purple flower pop off the page! They are all great…..

    Comment by Howard Grill | July 16, 2013 | Reply

  3. You’ve picked some of the best wildflower trails in the park. Next time you’re down in the spring check out White Oak Sinks. It used to be a hidden gem but more and more people know about it and you’re likely to have lots of company. You won’t find it on the “official” park maps but if you google it you’ll get plenty of information.

    Comment by Richard Siggins | July 16, 2013 | Reply

    • I actually have been to White Oak Sinks a couple times Richard and very time I go I miss the bloom or something else happens….you know how that goes !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | July 22, 2013 | Reply

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  5. Love all these beautiful flowers, Bernie! Great job capturing their delicate nature!

    Comment by Neely Wang | July 16, 2013 | Reply

  6. Absolutely stunning flowers! (and this applies not only to this post, but the others as well!)

    Comment by Reinhardt | July 16, 2013 | Reply

  7. Someday I’ll make it down south in the spring. I especially like the first image because it is of a flower I seldom see.

    Comment by Anita Bower | July 17, 2013 | Reply

  8. Thank you for visiting my blog Bernie. Great picture you have here..!

    Comment by Bambang Gunawan Lauw | July 17, 2013 | Reply

  9. gorgeous 🙂

    Comment by joshi daniel | July 17, 2013 | Reply


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