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 melting quickly. After having found a lot of daffodils and even some early wildflowers with their heads peaking through the leaf litter a few days earlier, I was hoping to find some interesting shots. I wasn’t disappointed!

Here are a few images I captured early yesterday afternoon:

Daffodil with snow

Daffodil with snow

And I found a flower preparing to open, so I grabbed 28 images for “focus stacking”. After combining the 28 images, here is the resulting image:

Daffodil flower about to open

Coming up, a couple of images of some Virginia Bluebell wildflowers I found with buds, and snow, on them.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark III body
  • Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with ballhead
  • ISO 200
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter 1/200 sec. to 1/1250 sec.



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