I posted a near perfect Jimsonweed flower last week and I wrote about its severe toxicity to both humans and animals. I returned to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center a few days later where I photographed this somewhat imperfect Jimsonweed flower. I’m not sure why it lost some of its coating but perhaps bugs got to it. It was still a formidable flower. I also tried to get more of the leafy background so you could see the leaf structure of the plant.
This image was taken with my Sony A7R II Digital Camera using my Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/8, shutter speed at 1/60th of a second and the ISO set at 400. I used only natural light to light the subject. I used the Kirk FR-2 Focusing Rail to capture 12 photographs and brought them together into one image using Photoshop and the Focus Stacking technique. I finished the image in Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro.
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