Putting the Paintbrush in Focus

Today I’m featuring some more wildflowers from my recent trip to Noah Brown’s Prairie in southern Missouri. The Indian Paintbrush has always been one of my favorite wildflowers to find. Since I’ve been working with a few photographers on using selective focus, I thought this would be a good time to compare the basic ways […]

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Fun Friday: Please Don’t Eat the Flowers!

Today’s Fun Friday post comes from 2013, while photographing in the beautiful Glacier National Park in northwest Montana. I came upon this image over the weekend, while working on assembling information for a return trip to the park next summer. This image was captured early in the morning, just a few days after the park […]

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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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Yankee Boy Basin, Colorado

When we jeeped to Yankee Boy Basin, we had a wonderful waterfall (I featured that in a couple of earlier posts), and below the waterfalls, a great little stream with wildflowers lining the bank: This is a focus-stacked image, combining 3 images of varying focus point in Helicon Focus software. In the foreground are some […]

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One of My Fave Prairie Wildflowers

Last week’s photo journey was primarily to find/identify/photograph wildflowers that are growing in Missouri. The first stop was to a large prairie in southwest Missouri, Prairie State Park. You might remember some of my past posts from this spectacular prairie location that I first visited last fall (when photographing northern harriers and short-eared owls). I […]

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