Noah Brown’s Prairie, Part 1

“Catch up” time! I was unable to prepare a blog post over the past couple of days, due to several activities. On Monday, I traveled to St. Joseph, MO for a private, one day consultation and yesterday I spent the day in southwest Missouri, photographing wildflowers on several Missouri prairies (even finding some orchids!).

In this post, I’m featuring a beautiful Spiderwort that was growing at the edge of the prairie. I wanted to highlight the incredible beauty of this plant, when inspected at closeup range (i.e., a macro), so I decided to use the advanced technique of focus-stacking. This image was made by capturing 14 images, varying the focal point for each image, then combining them in Helicon Focus software:

Spiderwort on the prairie

Many more wildflowers from Noah Brown, as well as Linden’s Prairie, are coming up!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark III body
  • Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3021 tripod with Giotto ballhead
  • ISO 250
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter 1/1000 sec.

 

 

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  • BillBlogs

    Hi Jim…I’m back..chuckling…the last 18 months has been something else! Settled now in Winlock Wa. This photo is so beautiful..I am not a ‘photographer’ per se ..so whatever you did in the description..is wonderful…..thank you so much <3

    I had to have Cookie put to sleep on April 27th..just coming to the other side of it all ..it was Hep B and a liver tumour…ugh….he was a trooper until I could see he needed to move on..I feel him around me in spirit as I am sure you do Karen(sp).

    Anyway a bit of a catch up and I look forward to seeing many many more beautiful photos from you…

    Fondest love Wendy, and Cookie in spirit..he has seen a lot of your work sitting on my lap :) <3

  • Wendy, Sorry it took me so long to get back! Been busy with quite a few different things and I just totally forgot … guess I’m not getting any younger!

    Sorry to hear about Cookie. I have a cat that’s getting up there, so I expect he’ll not be around too much longer. Always hard to lose them! I’m sure Cookie will be there in spirit, for a long time. Seems they just don’t “go away”.

    Hope you are doing well and having a great week!

    Jim