Yes. Two posts in a row. I’m on a roll now… I am still catching up from the photos I took last year. This photo of an Autumn Sage was taken at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center last Summer. I struggled to identify it for a while so it went into a holding pattern. Hopefully I got it right!
Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) is a very popular landscape plant. It grows throughout the Southwest. One interesting tidbit about the Saliva species is that the leaves can be used fresh or dried for seasonings and teas, and the flowers are edible. It may be worth a try!
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 6D Mark II using my Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/4, shutter speed at 1/100th of a second and the ISO set at 400. I used a tripod for stability and my Kirk Focusing Rail to obtain 10 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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