Category Archives: focus stacking

Almost Spring




… but not quite! A look at the calendar says that spring is only 5 days away. But yesterday’s snow puts that into question! After a morning of snow, I hiked around my rural Missouri land to see what photo opportunities existed. The snowfall was quite “trivial”, but with temperatures below freezing, it sure wasn’t […]

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Prairie Featherweight




Another image captured on Snowball Hill Prairie a week ago. I’m always fascinated finding something like this, wondering who it belonged to, how it arrived at it’s location, and how it looks so peaceful: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens Bogen 3221 tripod with Ballhead ISO 800 Aperture […]

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Fall Aster Color




The fall landscape is beginning to show it’s fall colors on my rural Missouri land. Today’s post features one of my many fall asters that are now brilliantly showing their fall colors: This was a focus-stacked image I captured a few days ago. Using a very large aperture (f/3.5), I captured 21 images, varying the […]

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Wonderful Blues on the Prairie




Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been photographing some new prairie wildflowers for me … the Downy Gentian. These wildflowers are a very deep blue and very mesmerizing. And in some conditions, the flowers look nearly purple. All the Gentians I’ve been finding are quite small, ranging from about 8-inches to 16-inches tall, and […]

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Ladies’ Tresses




I hiked around Snowball Hill Prairie yesterday morning and found quite a few neat things. In today’s post, I’m featuring a focus-stacked image (combining 9 individual images) of a Ladies’ Tresses wildflower (Spiranthes cernua), a member of the Orchid family. I actually saw 14 of these small beauties (they grow to about 14″ to 18″ […]

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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: After capturing […]

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Purple Rain, Part 2




Yesterday, I got a chance to combine together some images I captured of the Bird’s-foot Violet for focus-stacking. Using Helicon Focus software, I combined 10 images into a single image, to get a single image with increased depth of field on the subject, but without influencing the background focus. It ended up pretty nice, but […]

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Fun Friday: FOY Clearwing Moth




This past week, while photographing wildflowers in a rainy mist at Prairie State Park, I was hiking through a thick bed of wet clover while making my way towards some Flowering Dogwood trees that were in bloom. While maneuvering the thick clover, I scared up a Clearwing Moth. Being wet and a rainy mist still […]

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More Frosty Bluebells




Today I’m featuring some more Virginia Bluebell (Mertensia virginica) wildflowers, captured in frosty conditions this past Monday morning: And a couple more focus-stacked images. This first one was prepared by combining 28 individual images: And another focus-stacked image, prepared by combining 29 individual images: Coming up, a few more wildflowers that are currently blooming on […]

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The Beauty of a Hard Freeze




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