This is one of my favorite photos from my trip to Big Bend National Park last fall. The Trailing Windmills flower (Allionia incarnata) is also known as Trailing Four O’Clock, Pink Windmills or Trailing Allionia. I fond this flower while hiking the Ernst Tinaja trail. We were there to photograph the Tinaja at sunrise, but, we were 15 minutes too late. Bad planning on our part…
The Trailing Windmills grows on a vine along the ground. Sometimes the vine can be 10 feet across. The stems, leaves and buds are covered with soft, white hair. The stems and flowers are sticky.
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/2.8, shutter speed at 1/200th of a second and the ISO set at 100. 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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