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Eastern Red Columbines

I photographed these Eastern Red Columbines during a trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center last month. It was a perfectly still day so I was able to create very sharp images using the focus stacking technique. It was also drizzling from off-and-on so the raindrops added additional flare to the photograph. I mentioned in my Longspur Columbine post earlier this week that columbines are some of my favorite flowers. I need to go find more species to add to my collection.

Some of you have mentioned that yesterday’s Milky Way photograph was a little dark. It looked good in Lightroom but not on the site. So, I’ve lightened it a bit. Click here to see the updated photo.

Eastern Red Columbines

Eastern Red Columbines

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 17 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.

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