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.
- 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.