Wildflower photography is a little different in Central Florida than some other areas of the country (for example, see: http://ca.myphotoscout.com/2010/04/07/wildflower-routes-through-southern-california/). Some might say it’s more challenging here, and I doubt anyone comes to Central Florida specifically to photograph wildflowers. None the less, wildflower photo ops are around here too if you keep your eyes open.
I’ve posted previously about wildflower and roadside flower photography in Central Florida. If you haven’t read these before, check them out:
- https://edrosack.com/2009/05/09/roadside-flowers-2/ is about roadside flowers on the way to Mount Dora.
- https://edrosack.com/2007/10/07/storm-and-flowers/ and https://edrosack.com/2009/10/10/lake-jessup-conservation-area-wildflowers/ are about wildflowers around Lake Jessop
- https://edrosack.com/2009/05/09/wetland-wildflowers/ mentions wildflowers at Orlando Wetlands Park.
My drive yesterday reminded me that the Turnpike and Interstates in Florida break out in bloom this time of year too. I’ve seen this before – here’s a photo I made way back in 2001 on the side of I-75 near Ocala, Florida:
So if you’re in Yosemite or some other photogenic place during wildflower season that’s great. If not, don’t worry about it. Stop and smell the flowers wherever you are and make some interesting photos too.
Note: You can click the photos above to go to Flickr where you can see a larger version.
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