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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Eye Candy




While hiking the nearby prairie meadow the other morning, I came upon a wonderful subject for using the focus-stacking technique, a thistle in full bloom. With all the nooks and crannies of this lovely wildflower, focus-stacking was a good choice to capture most all of the flower in focus, while still keeping the background out-of-focus. […]

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California Pass




While editing images last evening, I found this landscape from “the top of the world”. This image was made from the top of California Pass (elev. 12,960 ft.), in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. Wildflowers were literally everywhere as we jeeped up and over California Pass. I decided to play with focus-stacking with […]

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King of the Mountain




Another mountain favorite of mine is the King’s Crown (Rhodiola integrifolia). Growing only 4-12″ tall, and with flower heads to 1-inch wide, when you find a nice clump of them growing, it can be a wonderful sight! Here are a few of my favorite images: And here is an 8 image focus-stacked macro I combined: […]

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Shades of Red




During my Colorado wildflower road trip, I saw several species of Indian Paintbrush, each being a different color. Today’s post features one of the reddish varieties: I captured 15 images of the last image, varying the focus point and combining them together to get a nice, in-focus image (focus-stacking): I’ll share some of the other […]

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