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Desert Marigold with Bee

I photographed this Desert Marigold (Baileya multiradiata) with a bee sitting inside of it during yesterday’s hike along Terlingua Creek. The creek is located North of Terlingua near Hen Egg Mountain. It was early in the day and too cold for the bee to fly away so it stood still long enough for me to capture the necessary images for this focus stack.

Terlingua Creek is one of the tributaries to the Rio Grande and played an important role in the area’s mining history. Most sources state that the name “Terlingua” is a corruption of the Spanish “tres lenguas”, meaning “three tongues,” either for the three forks of the creek or for the three languages spoken by the Apache, Comanche, and Shawnee Indians who lived along the creek.

Desert Marigold with Bee
Desert Marigold with Bee

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 1/640th of a second and the ISO set at 800. 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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