While hiking a local Missouri woodland the other morning, I came upon a couple of Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica) wildflower plants. These little guys are sometimes difficult to spot, as they grow to only about 5-inches tall, often hidden by taller grasses/plants. But I love the colors of these little guys … white with pink/lavendar veins running through the petals:
I then captured a 9-image sequence and combined them in HeliconFocus software to get a nice focus-stacked image:
The root of the Spring Beauty is an edible corm, which was often used as food by early American Indians.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D body
- Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
- Bogen 3221 tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ballhead
- ISO 400
- Aperture f/3.5
- Shutter 1/100 sec. to 1/320 sec.