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