Madison Indiana Photography

Wild Columbine | Clifty Falls State Park…Madison Indiana

More wildflowers, today’s post is about a another hard one to photograph and that is the Wild Columbine.  The Columbine is a beautiful example of a hanging wildflower that tends to grow out of large boulders and cliffs that are found in Clifty falls State Park.

The color and structure of this specimen are amazing,  red and yellow colors and the hanging bell shape bloom make for a wonderful composition. The tend to bloom in late April and I find most my shoot-able subjects amongst the rocks and boulders in the canyons and gorges of Southern Indiana.

They are a wonderful subject to photograph but they tend to also be a very hard one to photograph as well. Once again a slight breeze will cause the stem to sway making for blurred images even with a tripod, so a fast shutter speed is is a must to get sharp images. Even though they can be a bear to shoot sometimes they are definitely worth the trouble and always make for a great composition.

So here are couple images of the Wild Columbine, I hope you enjoy the pics and if you get a chance to find some next spring they are definitely worth the effort to photograph them.


wild columbine 1 2014 clifty falls state park madison indiana




wild columbine 2 2014 clifty falls state park madison indiana


July 3, 2014 - Posted by | Clifty Falls, Clifty Falls State Park, columbine, flower photography, flowers, hiking, indiana photographers, indiana wildflowers, life, macro, macro photography, Madison Indiana, madison indiana photography, nature, nature photography, photography, thoughts, West Street Art Center, wildflowers | , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Wow, those are gorgeous!

    Comment by montucky | July 4, 2014 | Reply

  2. You are absolutely correct, Bernie. They are tough but you did a fine job finding a coupleisolated against a dark background. The drop of water on the anthers is a great added feature.

    Comment by Steve Gingold | July 4, 2014 | Reply

  3. The water drops add the perfect touch to these lovely Columbine.

    Comment by Anita Bower | July 6, 2014 | Reply

  4. So very lovely…..

    Comment by dweezer19 | July 7, 2014 | Reply

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