Heavenly Blue Morning Glory

I think this Morning Glory flower is called Heavenly Blue, and I see lots of them at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. These flowers are growing on the edge of the corn and soybean fields. The flowers open in the morning and fade in the afternoon.

I read that the Morning Glory produces new flowers daily and blooms continuously from early summer to early fall.

Heavenly Blue Morning Glory
Heavenly Blue Morning Glory

How I Got The Photo:

I was able to photograph this flower from my pickup. My camera and lens were resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/320 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 1000
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
2022-12-22T18:39:17-06:00September 27, 2021|Categories: Landscapes|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Heavenly Blue Morning Glory

North American Beaver Tree Art

When I saw this tree with damage from a Beaver, I thought it looked like unfinished art. This tree was in an area known as Miner’s Cove which is at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Tree With Beaver Damage
Tree With Beaver Damage

I parked on the road and photographed this tree from my pickup. I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over an open window.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: April 18, 2021 (08:02 A. M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/680 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 2000
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: -1.0
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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  1. Tree Fungus Covering Sign
  2. Tree Near Stream
  3. Gall On Oak Tree
  4. Hole Through Tree
2023-01-31T00:44:23-06:00May 1, 2021|Categories: Landscapes|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on North American Beaver Tree Art

A Single Dandelion

I came across this single Dandelion while walking the Sandtown Trail at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Dandelion
Dandelion

I sat on the ground hand-holding my camera and lens to get this photo.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: April 11, 2021 (09:08 A. M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 800
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 360 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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  1. Calostoma Lutescens
  2. An Acorn On An Oak Tree
  3. Two Mushrooms In The Ouachita National Forest
  4. Tree Fungi With Insect
  5. Daffodil A Sign Of Winter’s End
2023-01-31T01:11:41-06:00April 16, 2021|Categories: Landscapes|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A Single Dandelion

Calostoma Lutescens

This Fungus (Calostoma Lutescens) is fairly common in the southern Appalachians so it was cool that I found these while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I had no clue what these were but someone on Flickr educated me.

Calostoma Lutescens
Calostoma Lutescens

How I Got The Photo: Calostoma Lutescens

Like I mention above, I was hiking in the Ouachita National Forest when I came across this fungus. I got low to the ground and braced my camera and lens on a log.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Fujifilm XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS

Technical:

  • Location: Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: December 16, 2018 (09:43 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/14 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 160
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 55 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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  1. Tree Fungus Covering Sign
  2. Cobweb Disease On Mushroom?
  3. Two Mushrooms In The Ouachita National Forest
2020-10-20T11:08:14-05:00December 16, 2020|Categories: Landscapes|Tags: , |Comments Off on Calostoma Lutescens

Barn And Donkey

I drive by this Barn going to my place in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I photographed it several times but never liked what I captured. I saw this Donkey standing inside and now I like it.

Barn and Donkey
Barn and Donkey

How I Got The Shot: Barn and Donkey

I pulled over to the side of the road and braced my camera and lens on the door frame of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)

Technical:

  • Location: Oden (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: November 9, 2020 (3:01 P. M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/210 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 800
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 100 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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2020-11-16T03:50:26-06:00November 17, 2020|Categories: Landscapes|Tags: |Comments Off on Barn And Donkey
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