Butterweed among colored rocks photographed along the grapevine hills trail in Big Bend National Park in the spring of 2023.
A Big Bend Bluebonnet flower that i photographed along the Grapevine Hills Trail in Big Bend National Park in the spring of 2019.
This COVID-era Blackfoot Daisy was photographed in Northwest Austin in the spring of 2020 prior to the virus spreading around the world.
A Desert Marigold photographed along the Grapevine Hills Trail in Big Bend National Park. The flower was photographed during the spring of 2019.
A Trans-Pecos Senna photographed along the Hot Springs Trail in Big Bend National Park during the Spring of 2019.
Another Big Bend Bluebonnet photographed along the Grapevine Hills Trail in Big Bend National Park in the spring of 2019.
A Chihuahuan Flax (Linum vernale) photographed along Terlingua Creek, North of Terlingua, using the focus stacking method.
The Big Bend Bluebonnet is similar than the bluebonnets we have in the Austin area. The Big Bend variety has fewer leaves and grow much taller.
A Desert Marigold with a bee photographed along Terlingua Creek in West Texas using the focus stack method.
A Brown-Eyed Susan photographed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in the spring of 2018 using the focus stacking method.
A Rock Rose photographed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin during the summer of 2018. Many rattlesnakes in the area. Beware!
A pair of Trailing Windmills photographed in the fall of 2018 in the Earnst Tinaja area of Big Bend National Park.
A Gray Golden Aster (Heterotheca canescens) photographed during my trip to Big Bend National Park in the fall of 2018.
A White Gaura (Oenothera lindheimeri) photographed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in the summer of 2018 using the focus stacking technique.
A mature Texas Gayfeather photogrpahed using the focus stacking technique at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX last week.
A young Texas Gayfeather photographed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. There were many flowers growing in a batch. This was the newest.
The Chocolate Flower is not my favorite wildflower but it is my favorite flower name. The Chocolate Flower does smell like chocolate!
I photographed this Eastern Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea) at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin last April.
The Mealy Blue Sage is an excellent plant for a flower bed, and is often planted in groupings to create an attractive mass of color. It is also a good plant for a rock garden.
It’s the last of the Bluebonnets. Most of the Texas Bluebonnets growing in central Texas have gone to seed. I captured this specimen at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center earlier this spring.
A Hill Country Penstemon photographed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX using the Focus Stacking technique.
I finally made it out to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to photograph some of the wonderful Texas Wildflowers. I was making my way around the grounds when I came across this Eastern Purple Coneflower with dewdrops on its petals.
Spring is moving along much faster than I expected. Wildflowers are springing up everywhere! I decided that I better get outside and make sure I still remember how to photograph Texas Wildflowers. This pair of Prairie Fleabane flowers were ideal to photograph.
I posted the top view if the Rainbow Cactus yesterday. This view shows you the colorful bands of spines that are the reason for its name.
I photographed this Rainbow Cactus along Humphries Peak Road using the focus stack technique during a recent trip to the Big Bend area.
I was out doing some work near a creek on my property when I noticed quite a few Cedar Sage plants so I got my camera and photographed them.
Giant Spiderworts are hard to photograph using the focus stack method. There are too many parts that move in the slightest breeze.
I photographed these Eastern Red Columbines during a trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center using the focus stacking technique.
I photographed this Longspur Columbine at the Cattail Falls in Big Bend National Park during a trip to the area in the spring of 2017.
I captured this photograph of a Feather Dalea (Dalea formosa) while on a drive in the desert to an area called “Agua Fria Springs”.
photographed this Eastern Red Columbine at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin a couple of weeks ago.
I photographed this crooked Gayfeather at the LBJ Wildflower Center last September. The Texas Gayfeather is one of my favorite wildflowers.
The Maximilian Sunflower is a Texas Native prairie perennial. It is a very desirable range plant as it is consumed by livestock.
The Prairie False-Foxglove is another great plant that attracts butterflies. I photographed this flower at the LBJ Wildflower Center.
I photographed this mature Swamp Rose Mallow flower at the LBJ Wildflower Center last week. It is one of the better specimens at the Center.
I photographed this Heartleaf Hibiscus at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center while practicing my manual focus rail technique.
I decided to take a Purple Headed Gomphrenas into my studio light box to photograph a high resolution multi-column macro panorama focus stack image.
It has been raining quite a bit and the ground is soggy so I decided to cut a Calla Lily and take it into my studio to do a detailed focus stack.
Happy Mother’s Day!
On of my favorite Texas Wildflowers is the Mexican Hat. Not only do I think that the name is cool but so is the flower.
There is a pot of begonias in the entry way to the house. I was needing a subject to practice my macro skills and use the new light box that I had just built. So, I plucked one of the begonias and set it up.
I was experimenting with my white box and my 5x macro lens earlier this year. I was also trying to improve my focus stacking technique with high-magnification subjects.
I found this little creature deceased in my back yard. So, I thought I would give it it’s biggest moment on the world stage..