A Chihuahuan Flax (Linum vernale) photographed earlier this week along Terlingua Creek, North of Terlingua, using the focus stacking method. It almost appears to levitate above the ground but the reality is that the wiry stem is directly underneath the flower.
This plant grows in Southern New Mexico, Western Texas and Northern Mexico. I have only spotted one flower in previous trips. This week’s trip yielded hundreds of flowers in many locations.
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 1/400th of a second and the ISO set at 400. I used a tripod for stability and my Kirk Focusing Rail to obtain 11 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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