This is the Pasque Flower - the state flower of South Dakota. I've searched for this flower for a few years, but often I was too late as this flower pops up in very early spring. Found this at the Altamount Prairie, a Nature Conservancy site. We had a steady rain earlier in the day and this clump was bent over with the moisture - but I loved the way it held on to the water drops.
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, f/11 @ 60 mm, 1/60, ISO 800, No Flash
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Keywords:Altamont Prairie, Nature Conservancy, Pasque, Show, South Dakota