“Catch up” time! I was unable to prepare a blog post over the past couple of days, due to several activities. On Monday, I traveled to St. Joseph, MO for a private, one day consultation and yesterday I spent the day in southwest Missouri, photographing wildflowers on several Missouri prairies (even finding some orchids!).
In this post, I’m featuring a beautiful Spiderwort that was growing at the edge of the prairie. I wanted to highlight the incredible beauty of this plant, when inspected at closeup range (i.e., a macro), so I decided to use the advanced technique of focus-stacking. This image was made by capturing 14 images, varying the focal point for each image, then combining them in Helicon Focus software:
Many more wildflowers from Noah Brown, as well as Linden’s Prairie, are coming up!
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark III body
- Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
- Bogen 3021 tripod with Giotto ballhead
- ISO 250
- Aperture f/3.5
- Shutter 1/1000 sec.