Ox-Eye Daisies

Today’s post features some prairie wildflowers from my trip Tuesday to Linden’s Prairie in southern Missouri. Ox-Eye daisies always catch my eye whenever I run across them on the prairie. At Linden’s Prairie, there were multiple, nice masses of these little beauties. Here are a few of my favorite ones:

Ox-Eye Daisy wildflowers

Ox-Eye Daisy wildflowers

This next image is another “focus-stacked” image, made by stacking 7 individual images to get a greater depth of field image, and without sacrificing the blurry background. In this instance, a “mild” gust of wind came up midway through the 7 captures, as can be seen by the obvious movement near the center of this image, as well as around several of the flower petals. Wind … one of the most harshest enemies of macro photography!

Ox-Eye Daisy wildflowers

Coming up … more wildflowers from Noah Brown’s Prairie and Linden’s Prairie, both in southern Missouri (and including my first every wild orchid captures)  :o)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark III body
  • Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3021 tripod with Giotto ballhead
  • ISO 200 (all)
  • Aperture f/3.5 (top and bottom images) and f/11 (middle image)
  • Shutter 1/750 sec. to 1/6000 sec.



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