I mentioned in yesterday’s post featuring a Big Bend Bluebonnet that I photographed the flower next to a bunch of Desert Marigolds. So, here is a Desert Marigold that was near the Bluebonnet. Photographing a Desert Marigold is best done from above as it showcases the features of this beautiful flower. That is why I chose this vantage point for this photo. Zoom-in to see some of the features as well as the dew on the petals.
This photograph was taken along the Grapevine Hills Trail in Big Bend National Park. I had just photographed Balanced Rock against the Milky Way Galaxy and a sunrise panorama when I decided to leverage the calm conditions and good lighting to photograph some of the wildflowers along the trail.
This image was taken with my Sony A7 IV using my Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/2.8, shutter speed at 1/60th of a second, and ISO set at 100. I used a tripod and my focus rail to capture nine images which I stitched together using Adobe Photoshop using the focus stacking feature. I finished processing the image in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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