Dog-tooth Violets in Full Bloom

A few days ago, I posted some images of Dog-tooth Violets that were recently found in a Missouri woodland (Dog-tooth Violets Beginning to Bloom). These images showed the violets in a state of “partial bloom”, with the flower visible, but the petals are still hanging down. As the blooms mature, these petals arch upward, resulting in a splendid display. Here is one of these beauties in full bloom, with the petals upright around the bloom (this is a focus-stacked image of 5 separate images, to get a greater depth of field, while still rendering the background out-of-focus): Dog-tooth Violet in full bloom I also found a few more violets that were captured “stuck in time” with the petals making their upward move, but not quite there: Dog-tooth Violet wildflower as it begins to bloom Dog-tooth Violet wildflower as it begins to bloom I absolutely love seeing these guys as they announce spring is in full-swing! 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/4
  • Shutter 1/500 sec. to 1/3200 sec.


Posted in Focus Stacking, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
Tags: , , , , , , , , .
Permalink bookmark.
Follow comments: RSS feed for this post.
Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.