I captured this Texas Gayfeather at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center earlier this month. This is one of my favorite flowers. I really like the colors and the shape. The flowers are in full bloom from August through October. There are quite a few different species of Gayfeathers growing across Texas. Their tall, unbranching spikes start green, then erupt with many small, purple flowers, followed by browning as they dry.
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 Aperture Priority mode with the aperture set at f/8, shutter speed at 1/40th of a second and the ISO set at 400. I used only natural light to light the subject. I captured six images and brought them together into a single image using Photoshop and the focus stacking technique. I finalized the image in Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro.
You can access the datasheet for this flower by clicking here or access my Texas Wildflower database by clicking here. You can also view my favorite Texas Wildflower photographs by clicking here. Please use the section below to post your comments, questions, or suggestions.
Thanks Tom! One of my favorite flowers to stack. Lots of challenges.