You may have figured out that the Texas Gayfeather is one of my favorite Texas Wildflowers. I have many, of course, but this Crooked Gayfeather caught my attention during a recent trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. I especially liked the fact that the scene had a color-filled background of other Texas Gayfeather and Maximilian Sunflowers. The separation between the crooked Gayfeather and the other plants was a big plus as it allowed me to create a nice soft background.
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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