Little Pink Bells

From a little over a week ago, after we had a snowfall, I found these cute little pink, bell-shaped flowers in one of our wildflower gardens. They resemble the blue harebell wildflowers a lot, but I’m pretty sure these are not wildflowers. My wife planted a lot of non-natives in the area, mostly iris and lillies, but I think she probably planted these early bloomers, too. They are growing about 18″ tall. If anyone knows what they are, please let me know :o)

Pink Bell-shaped spring flowers

I then captured 16 images, varying the focus point, and later combined these images using the focus-stacking technique:
Pink Bell-shaped spring flowers

Even though these haven’t yet been identified, they sure were a cheerful sight after the late-spring snow!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark III body
  • Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with ballhead
  • ISO 200
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter 1/400 sec.
  • Bottom image: a focus-stacked image, combining 16 images (processed in Helicon Focus)



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