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Mexican Hat

One of my favorite Texas Wildflowers is the Mexican Hat. Not only do I think that the name is cool but so is the flower. I found this flower in a lot across the street from my house. It’s not the best specimen but it’s the best one I could find. I clipped it and took it into my studio and shot it in my lightbox. This flower is a member of the Aster family. I think this is my favorite family as another one of my favorite flowers, the Indian Blanket, is a member as well.

Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat

This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark III using my EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/8, and shutter speed at 1/20 at ISO 100. This is a focus stack image. I took a total of 12 images and processed them in Helicon Focus. Final processing was done in Lightroom and Photoshop.

You can access the datasheet for this flower by clicking here or view my Texas Wildflower database by clicking here. You can view my favorite Texas Wildflower photographs by clicking here. Please use the section below to post your comments, questions or suggestions.

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