The False Dayflower (Tinantia anomala) is one of my favorite flowers. I like it mostly because the petals and stamens together give the flower the appearance of having a face. I found a bunch of these flowers during a trip to McKinney Falls State Park with one of my photography friends. We were there specifically to capture the spring crop of Texas Wildflowers. Photographing the False Dayflower was a priority for me as I had not photographed this flower before.
The common name for this flower is the False Dayflower but it is also known as Widow’s-Tears. This plant species is related to the Mexican Wandering Jew (Tinantia pringlei) and it is known only from Texas except for a single specimen from the Mexican state of Durango. You will find it mostly on rocky slopes, ravines, and the edges of woodlands.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark III using my Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 Macro Lens. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/14, shutter speed at 1/200 and the ISO set at ISO 1600. I used my Canon MT-24 Twin Flash unit to light the subject. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro.
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