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Category Archives: Black-eyed Susans

The Gloriosa Daisies are in full bloom on the farm. I’m not sure why I have these growing in my prairie. What I think happened is I have a cluster of Black-eyed Susan’s planted in the yard. They are all the color of the daisy in the last photo but quite a bit smaller. At the end of the season I cut them back and dump them out in the prairie. I think these came up from seed and when they did they seemed to have taken on different characteristics.

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We walked a different section of the Red Cedar Trail this week and found some different flowers and other objects to photograph.

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan

Blue Vervain

Blue Vervain

Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee

Canada Hawkweed

Canada Hawkweed

Dame's Rocket

Dame’s Rocket

Grape Leaf

Grape Leaf

After a snowfall I walked out through the prairie to get some photos of last summer’s flowers.

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan

Heal-all

Heal-all

Daisy Fleabane

Daisy Fleabane

I don’t do a lot of abstract photography with the exception of water reflections. Generally I resort to abstract photography when I don’t have anything else to photograph or I’m bored.

Black River Harbor – is one of my favorite places to photograph water reflections. I can easily spend hours under the bridge over the Black River photographing the fall reflections.

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The Woods – Several times during the year I walk out into the woods to create some abstract photos. In this case I used a slow speed combined with a neutral density filter. By pointing the camera at the ground and slowly raising it I’m able to capture a different view of the woods.

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Duluth Harbor – This photograph was an accident. I was taking some extended exposure photographs of the Duluth Harbor at night. I was on my last photograph when I noticed someone flying a drone and got excited and picked up the camera before the photograph was completed. The blue on the right side of the photograph are from the Bentleyville Tour of Lights.

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Little Carp River Leaf Trails – was created when I found a small eddy in the stream where the leaves were moving in a variety of directions. A long exposure created the patterns.

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Wildflowers – This photo was created using a low ISO setting and a neutral density filter. I used a telephoto lens and focused on one part of the photo, poused briefly before moving the lens to take a wider view and then paused again.

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I’ve been out trying to get some of the last midsummer flowers photographed before they are gone. Soon there will not be any flowers on the farm.

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan

Wild Bergmot

Wild Bergmot

 

Prairie Blazing Star

Prairie Blazing Star

 

On a quick one day visit to Crex Meadows we found a large number of wildflowers blooming.

Blue Flag Iris

Blue Flag Iris

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan

Sulphur Cinquefoil

Sulphur Cinquefoil

Lupine

Lupine

Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush

Canada Hawkweed

Canada Hawkweed

 

A walk around the farm turned up a number of late season flowers in bloom. With all of the bad weather we have been having I decided to bring them into my studio to photograph them.

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan

Bull-Thistle

Bull-Thistle

Cosmos

Cosmos

Rag Weed

Rag Weed

 

I’ve been photographing some of the insects that have been making use of a large patch of Black-eyed Susans that are growing in the front yard.

Orange-belted Bumble Bee

Orange-belted Bumble Bee

Two-Striped Grasshopper

Two-Striped Grasshopper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

Flower Fly

Flower Fly

Bee Wolfe

Bee Wolfe

We’ve had a number of very humid days and when I woke up in the morning the windows were covered with condensation. I have a large patch of Black-eyed Susans growing outside one of my windows so I took the opportunity to photograph them through the condensation.

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Flower photos from recent walks around the farm.

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan

Crimson Clover

Crimson Clover

sulfur cinquefoil

sulfur cinquefoil

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan