Nature Photography – Walking in Wildflowers

I’m almost afraid to post this week. I hate to post cheerful, colorful springtime images when my friends in the Northeast are still under a blanket of snow and those in the Pacific Northwest are experiencing their usual winter of rain, rain, and more rain!

Springtime comes swiftly in Southeast Texas and this weekend the wildflowers were in full bloom. Thousands of folks from all around the US visit the little towns of Chappell Hill and Brenham, Texas this time of year, eagerly awaiting the perfect moment to photograph the Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes in full bloom. These three visitors were kind enough to let me take a few shots as they walked through the wildflowers. Springtime in Texas is something you have to experience to believe.

Walking in Wildflowers

Walking in Wildflowers
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 50D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4 IS USM hand-held. The exposure was taken at 100mm, f/5.6 for 1/750th of a second at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional UDMA digital film. Post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

10 thoughts on “Nature Photography – Walking in Wildflowers

  1. Jeff, I’d love to try some wide angle close-ups in that field. Alas, I’m in Pennsylvania!

  2. Those look great. I’m in Lampassas tonight on my way to a conference in San Antonio. Friday I’m Free, 5 days to find lots of wildflowers. I came from Tulsa this morning and have seen no wildflowers. I’m getting anxious. Thanks for posting those.

    • Mike,

      Thanks for reading. This months issue of Texas Highways magazine includes a great route around Chappell Hill and Brenham where youcan find thousands and thousands of wildflowers.

      Jeff

  3. No snow here in NJ, Jeff. That was a one-dayer on Friday. Not really warm yet, but we’re getting there.

    Gorgeous, lush shot. Did you get the one gal in mid-step or did you Photoshop out a rock?

    • Matt,

      After Hurricane Ike and the drought in central Texas, many folks thought the wildflowers might be a little scarce this year but nothing could be farther from the truth. More images coming later this week. I wonder if Blue Bell ships worldwide?

      Jeff

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