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 Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro.
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