Category Archives: focus stacking

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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30 Days and Counting!




Been watching my calendar closely lately … it won’t be long until Missouri’s spring woodland wildflowers are blooming! In fact, 30 days from today is when I began photographing the woodland wildflowers last year. Today’s image was captured during my 2015 pre-workshop scouting trips. This Bluebell wildflower with buds showing is making me anxious to […]

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Do the Dew




When photographing on the prairies, I always arrive early. Arriving early not only gives me that great, soft light, but more often than not, I’m treated to a “dewy wonderland”! Here are a few images I’ve captured over the past few years that help making getting up so early a bit more tolerable!  :o) The […]

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2015 Faves, Part 3




In Part 3 of my 2015 Favorite images/trips, I’m highlighting a small portion of the many beautiful spring woodland wildflowers that I photographed this past spring. Woodland wildflowers begin emerging in early spring, typically March-April, and their timing is wonderful for curing my “cabin fever” that has built up over the winter! Here are some […]

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Blackberry Lily Wildflowers




After returning home from my weekend art show in Des Moines, Iowa, I noticed some of my Blackberry Lily wildflowers (Belamcanda chinensis) were beginning to bloom. Being close to the house, so I wouldn’t need to exert much energy to capture some images (I’ll share more on my progress at the end of this post), […]

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Yellow Violets




Not to be out-shown by the purple (Common) violet wildflowers, we also found some tiny, Yellow Violets (Viola pubescens) during our in-the-field workshop the other day. These are really awesome wildflowers, and very colorful. The purple veins on the flower petals contrast very nicely with the bright yellow leaves. This is the only yellow-flowered violet […]

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Common Violet Wildflower




Yesterday, I held my first of several, scheduled in-the-field workshops for wildflower photography. One of the many wildflowers we found blooming was the Common Violet (Viola sororia). Here are a few images I captured, alongside a student: And this next image was created by “focus-stacking” 10 images into one image: The Common Violet grows to […]

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A “Lifer” Wildflower: Bloodroot




While hiking and photographing woodland wildflowers yesterday, I found a “lifer” wildflower … one I have often hoped to run across, but until this trip, had never seen. I’m talking about Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis). Here are a few of  my favorite images of the Bloodroot wildflowers: Here are some “young” plants, emerging from the leaf […]

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First Spring Beauties of 2015




Yesterday morning, I first checked out the woodland where I will be conducting some in-the-field wildflower photography workshops (starting next week), then decided to check out a woodland area that is behind another friend’s house, right across the road from my home. I wasn’t too optimistic about finding much there, but boy was I wrong! […]

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