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Eastern Red Columbine

I photographed this Eastern Red Columbine at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin a couple of weeks ago. The winds were perfectly calm and I was able to capture 15 perfectly still images in order to stitch together my stack. I was surprised to see this Columbine at the Wildflower Center because I did not think it was endemic to Texas. I brought one of these Columbines back with me last summer after visiting family in Arkansas but it died in the summer heat. I will now look for some to plant in the back yard as I think that their flowers are beautiful. I really like Columbines in general but I especially like this variety.

Eastern Red Columbine
Eastern Red Columbine

This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark III using my Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/8, shutter speed at 1/30th of a second and the ISO set at 800. I used a tripod for stability and my Kirk Focusing Rail to obtain 15 images which I brought together into one image using Photoshop and the focus stacking technique. I then finalized the image in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.

You can find the profile for this flower by clicking here and my favorite Texas Wildflower photos by clicking here. Please use the section below to post your comments, questions or suggestions.

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