Last week on my hike through a woodland area near my Missouri home, I came across a lot of Dog-tooth Violets (Erythronium albidum), also sometimes called the Trout Lily. These are beautiful little wildflowers and I watch for them every spring as they seem to appear overnight and burst into a wonderful, little wildflower. In this image, I captured 15 images, each with a very small depth of field, then combined them together to get a single image with the entire wildflower in sharp focus (“focus stacking”):
This bloom is still in it’s initial stages. Within a very short time, all of the white petals will recurve and fold upwards, like this one I found last spring:
I’m hoping to find more of these beauties when I resume my woodland walks!
Photographic Equipment Used (top image):
- Canon 7D body
- Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
- Gitzo 1258-LVL carbon fiber tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ballhead
- ISO 400
- Aperture f/3.5
- Shutter 1/500 sec.
- 15 images captured and stacked in HeliconFocus software