Elusive Wildflowers Part 3 – Wild Columbine
Do you remember me stalking a plant that wasn’t blooming and me not knowing what it was? Well today was my lucky day and I finally found it blooming. It’s columbine! Yay!! Another one I’d never shot before. I don’t remember even seeing it outside of books. Sa-weet.
The light was really spectacular, but the terrain was challenging. When I read in my guide book that these flowers thrive on rocky, wooded slopes I knew they weren’t kidding. I was at better than a 30 degree angle shooting these and on a barely covered granite slab; pretty unsteady. But oh, it was lovely.
I’m not 100% happy with the results, but I gained some valuable experience on my first attempt. I need a slightly deeper depth of field than I achieved here, and I’d like to change it up with some landscape oriented shots. Luckily there’s another plant in the vicinity that isn’t blooming yet, but will most likely do so next week. I also spotted tons of another wildflower I’ve never shot before, so it will be a double bonus. I think I’ll have to get there a little earlier than I did today though, so I can play longer. Oh and you can probably guess which lens I used. : )