From Michigan to Missouri

During my hikes around Snowball Hill Prairie, I ran across a couple of Michigan Lilies (Lilium michiganense) that had just begun blooming! This was a new wildflower for me, one I had not seen before. Quite a lovely find in the middle of a prairie! Here are a couple of images I captured:

Michigan Lily wildflower

Michigan Lily wildflower

After capturing a few images, I captured a series of 12 images for focus-stacking:

Michigan Lily wildflower

This beautiful wildflower grows from 3-feet to 8-feet tall. The ones I found were about 3-feet … what a sight seeing 8-foot tall bright orange/red wildflowers would have been! This wildflower likes moister areas of the prairie … I found them on the downhill side of the hilltop prairie, where they can gather more rainwater when the rains run down the hillside.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with ballhead
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/11 and f/16
  • Shutter 1/80 sec. and 1/100 sec.

Focus-stacked image:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with ballhead
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture 3.5
  • Shutter 1/2000 sec.
  • 12 images captured, varying the focus point on the wildflower/images were stacked using Helicon Focus software

 

 

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Posted in 2016, Blog, focus stacking, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
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