On my last visit to the local natural prairie, I saw several Rose Verbena (Verbena canadensis) plants beginning to show their bold colors. I always love seeing this plant in bloom as it usually draws lots of butterflies. Unfortunately, our recent cool temperatures have kept the butterflies away. But I’m hoping for warmer temps very soon, so that I will have butterflies to photograph!
Here are some of my favorite Rose Verbena images I captured recently:
Here is a 14-image focus-stacked image that I put together, using HeliconFocus software:
Now, just waiting for the butterflies to appear!
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D body
- Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
- Bogen 3221 tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ballhead
- ISO 800 (had to shoot with high ISO due to very gusty winds on the open prairie)
- Aperture f/3.5
- Shutter 1/1000 sec. to 1/2500 sec.