Blue-Eyed Mary

Another woodland wildflower I’ve been finding is the Blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia verna). This small wildflower is usually one of the first I see when hiking the woodland trails. The trademark of this little fellow is the white, upper lobes and the blue, lower lobes:

Blue-eyed Mary Wildflower

And to get even greater detail, I made this focus-stacked photo (a composite made from 6 images, in HeliconFocus):

Blue-eyed Mary Wildflower

This is always a wonderful wildflower to find in the spring. But you must look carefully, as they are pretty small, especially when growing in an area with other tall grasses/wildflowers.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ballhead
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter 1/320 sec.



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