Copperhead!

Copperhead, St. Francois Mountains, MO. 520 mm focal length equivalent, f/5.6, 1/400 sec., ISO – 1000

Hawn State Park – Orchid Valley

Orchid Valley – 20 mm focal length equivalent, 1/60 sec., ISO-160, Aperture value not recorded
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit- 20 mm focal length equivalent, 1/15 sec., ISO-640, Aperture value not recorded
Rhododendron prinophyllum (roseshell azalea) – 20 mm focal length equivalent, 1/40 sec., f/11, ISO-250

Orchids of Missouri – Green Adder’s Mouth (Malaxis unifolia)

Green Adder’s Mouth Orchid, 234 mm focal length equivalent, f/16, 1/60 sec., ISO-640
Green Adder’s Mouth Orchid, 234 mm focal length equivalent, f/16, 1/60 sec., ISO-640
Green Adder’s Mouth Orchid, 20 mm focal length equivalent, f/8, 1/80 sec., ISO-640
Green Adder’s Mouth Orchid, 403 mm focal length equivalent, f/16, 1/80 sec., ISO-640
Green Adder’s Mouth Orchid, 403 mm focal length equivalent, f/18, 1/80 sec., ISO-640

Eastern Collared Lizard

Eastern Collared Lizard – female. 520 mm focal length equivalent, f/11, 1/160 sec. ISO-200

These photos were taken on a WGNSS Nature Photography Group field trip into the St. Francois Mountains in early June, 2019.

Eastern Collared Lizard – female. 520 mm focal length equivalent, f/8, 1/200 sec. ISO-160

Along with a couple of female eastern collared lizards, we found quite a few other herps of interest.

Eastern Collared Lizard – female. 406 mm focal length equivalent, f/6.3, 1/320 sec. ISO-200

These lizards are really great photographic subjects. They are relatively easy to photograph, allowing for watching while they bask in the sunlight of a clear day without much manipulation or interference necessary.