It’s Official … Spring is Here!

Today’s post features one of Missouri’s earliest blooming, woodland wildflower … the Harbinger of Spring (aka, “Pepper and Salt”).

While hiking the woodland trails of Ha Ha Tonka State Park (in the Missouri Ozarks) last week, I found this small, and often overlooked wildflower blooming adjacent to the woodland trail I was hiking. I captured 17 images of this clump, varying the focal point on the wildflower. Later, I stacked all 17 images into a single image, using Helicon Focus software:

Harbinger of Spring wildflower

Coming up … more woodland wildflowers that were photographed on this hike.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 camera body
  • Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3021 tripod with ballhead
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/90 sec.
  • 17 images stacked via Helicon Focus software
Posted in Focus Stacking, Macro Photography, Wildflowers
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