Aspen Daisy

While I was at Schwabacher Landing I was trying to capture a few more shots of the Teton peaks with the Snake River, but the river was high and muddy and just wasn’t feeling the muse, so I decided to cut my losses and head back to the truck.  Along the way I noticed the fauna was quite beautiful.  Along the path there were some Aspen Daisies and Indian Paintbrush and the color was quite vibrant.  I didn’t bring a macro lens with me on this trip so I pulled out my trusty Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L which had some macro capability to see what I could produce.  The wind blowing along the river bank was just enough to move the flowers and prevent me from capturing shots.  I almost packed it up thinking this was a loss when I captured  a couple of shots that looked acceptable on the lcd screen.  It wasn’t until tonight I realized I had something I could work in my dark room.

This aspen daisy came out quite nice!  I’m not much of a macro photographer, but after producing this shot I may have to consider shooting up close more often.  The center yellow is a little more blown out than I had hoped, but the detail of the petals comes out nicely.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

Aspen Daisy - ©Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.
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Capture Notes:

  • Camera:  Canon EOS 5D Mk II
  • Lens:  Canon EF 24-70 mm f/2.8L USM
  • ISO: 400
  • Focal Length:  70mm
  • Aperture:  f/5.6
  • Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec.
  • Post Processing:  Aperture – Apple® – various curve adjustments, cropped, sized for web.

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