Yellow Violets

Not to be out-shown by the purple (Common) violet wildflowers, we also found some tiny, Yellow Violets (Viola pubescens) during our in-the-field workshop the other day. These are really awesome wildflowers, and very colorful. The purple veins on the flower petals contrast very nicely with the bright yellow leaves. This is the only yellow-flowered violet that grows in Missouri. Here are a couple of macro photographs I captured during our workshop:

Yellow Violet wildflower

After photographing several images, I combined 3 of them into a single image, using the focus-stacking technique:

Yellow Violet wildflower

I’ve got another workshop at this location tomorrow morning. Wonder what we will find!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with Giottos ballhead
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter 1/640 sec. to 1/800 sec.
  • Bottom image made by combining 3 images, via Helicon Focus software



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