The Big Bend Bluebonnet is similar to the bluebonnets we have in the Austin area. The main difference between the two is the size of the plant. The bluebonnets in Big Bend National Park grow very tall and are very thin. They also have fewer leaves. This is a byproduct of growing in an arid environment like the Chihuahuan Desert.
This year the bluebonnets were spectacular. They are just about gone so if you want to see this year’s crop you may want to hurry out and see them now, otherwise, you may not see them for a while…
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 160. 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.
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