Monday, June 7, 2010
On the Road
Purple Cone Flower, Echinacea purpurea -- Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Pauhuska, Oklahoma: On most any day of the year the prairie is one of two colors, green or brown, but during late June and early July the prairie comes alive with color. Wildflowers burst onto the scenery turning the prairie blue, yellow, red and white. Purple Cone Flowers open the latter part of June and grow to be almost a foot and a half tall. This cone flower was photographed using a long telephoto lens. The long lens provides a narrow depth-of-field that isolates the flower against an out-of-focus background.
Nikon D300, Nikkor 500mm f4, Digital Capture ISO 200