Spring is moving along much faster than I expected. Wildflowers are springing up everywhere! I decided that I better get outside and make sure I still remember how to photograph Texas Wildflowers. Kneeling and squatting is no longer as easy as it used to be due to two knee surgeries so I had to find a way to photograph flowers that are close to the ground without hurting myself. A friend of mine made me aware of a very portable seat made by Walkstool, a Swedish company which allows me to sit versus kneel. So, I bought one and it is great. I also had to change the camera that I use to one with an adjustable screen. I had to make a few dry runs before my next Texas Wildflower photo shoot. The Prairie Fleabane pair was a good candidate for this test. Check out my Instagram feed to see this new setup.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 6D Mark II using my Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/8, shutter speed at 1/20th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I used a tripod for stability and my Kirk Focusing Rail to obtain 9 images which I brought together into one image using Photoshop and the focus stacking technique. I then finalized the image in Photoshop.
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