The Prairie False-Foxglove is another great plant that attracts butterflies. I photographed this flower at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center a couple of weeks ago. I found this flower very interesting. The flower’s color, shape and hairy edges makes it a great photography candidate.
The plant is a plant found mostly in prairies, grasslands and fields from Missouri through Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas. It is a known larval host for the Buckeye butterfly and the Orange Sallow moth, and a very attractive nectar source for Bumblebees and other long-tongued bees.
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 1/250th 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 seven 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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