Out-of-State Visitor

Today I’m featuring a “lifer” wildflower for me, the Oklahoma Grass Pink Orchid. This little beauty was found on Noah Brown’s Prairie (southern Missouri) a couple of weeks ago. Very small, very dainty, and somewhat difficult to photograph among the taller prairie grasses and plants.

I captured a sequence of 22 images, using the focus-stacking technique, but at least a couple in that sequence captured some movement, caused by the wind. I’m still working on the focus-stacked image, trying to identify which one(s) of the 22 images were captured swaying in the wind. I’m hoping that once I find them, I can exclude them from the focus-stacking and maybe I will come up with a decent one. Until then, here is a single image I captured, using a deeper depth of field (f/16):

Oklahoma Grass Pink Orchid

Although not real bad, the background is more distracting to me than I like. Hopefully, I can get a decent result with focus-stacking (which I captured at f/3.5) that will soften the background even more!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark III body
  • Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3021 tripod with Giotto ballhead
  • ISO 200
  • Aperture f/16
  • Shutter 1/90 sec.

 

 

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Posted in 2018, Blog, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Travel Photography, Wildflowers
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