Dog-tooth Violets Beginning to Bloom

Last week on my hike through a woodland area near my Missouri home, I came across a lot of Dog-tooth Violets (Erythronium albidum), also sometimes called the Trout Lily. These are beautiful little wildflowers and I watch for them every spring as they seem to appear overnight and burst into a wonderful, little wildflower. In this image, I captured 15 images, each with a very small depth of field, then combined them together to get a single image with the entire wildflower in sharp focus (“focus stacking”):

Dog-tooth Violet wildflower as it begins to bloom

 

This bloom is still in it’s initial stages. Within a very short time, all of the white petals will recurve and fold upwards, like this one I found last spring:

Dog-eared Violet

Dog-toothed Violet (Trout Lily)

I’m hoping to find more of these beauties when I resume my woodland walks!

Photographic Equipment Used (top image):

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Gitzo 1258-LVL carbon fiber tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ballhead
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter 1/500 sec.
  • 15 images captured and stacked in HeliconFocus software

 

 

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Posted in 2014, Blog, focus stacking, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
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