A Big Bend Bluebonnet flower photographed along the Grapevine Hills Trail in Big Bend National Park. I was on my way back from photographing the sunrise at Balanced Rock when I spotted a patch of Texas Wildflowers. This one particular flower stood above the rest. I used a wide aperture and the focus stacking technique to achieve the blurry background.
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/4.5, shutter speed at 1/350th of a second and the ISO set at 400. I used a tripod for stability and my Kirk Focusing Rail to obtain 18 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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