Noah Brown’s Prairie, Part 1

“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:

Spiderwort on the prairie

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.



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