Three Forks, Montana

I'm Happy with these eight images from Acton Arboretum

May 19, 2021

It's been a year since I've taken any flower photos anywhere other than in our yard.  The Acton Arboretum was open last year but reports of out-sized crowds and with me also dealing with a shoulder injury (which ultimately resulted in surgery last October) that made holding a camera tiresome at best, and I had nothing to show but images of mostly wild and random flowers around the yard.

I made things real simple last week at the Arboretum.  I took an extra battery and one camera with lens.  It was the Olympus E-M1 and the 40-150mm F2.8 zoom.  It gets pretty close to a 1:2 (35mm equivalent) macro capability from a descent enough distance that I could stay on the trails and avoid brushing up against bushes and ticks.

These eight images were all processed in Lightroom and boosted a bit with Luminar. Two were the result of photo stacking 8 and 9 images, respectively.  I've indicated this in the description.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
"Peony"
May 14, 2021
Olympus E-M1
Olympus 45-150mm F2.8 @67mm (134mm equiv)
F5.6 - 1/160sec - ISO200


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

"Trillium"
May 14, 2021
Olympus E-M1
Olympus 45-150mm F2.8 @ 130mm (260mm equiv)
F5.6 - 1/250sec - ISO500


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
"Narcissus" (a.k.a. daffodil)
May 14, 2021
Olympus E-M1
Olympus 45-150mm F2.8 @ 150mm (300mm equiv)
F2.8 - 1/2,500sec - ISO200


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
"Opening Cone Flower"
May 14, 2021
Olympus E-M1
Olympus 45-150mm F2.8 @ 150mm (300mm equiv)
F5.6 - 1/400sec - ISO200



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
"Tulip"
May 14, 2021
Olympus E-M1
Olympus 45-150mm F2.8 @ 150mm (300mm equiv)
F2.8 - 1/4,000sec - ISO200


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

"Iris"
May 14, 2021
Olympus E-M1
Olympus 45-150mm F2.8 @ 106mm (212mm equiv)
F2.8 - 1/500sec - ISO200
Focus stack of 9 images in Photoshop



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

"Azalea"
May 14, 2021
Olympus E-M1
Olympus 45-150mm F2.8 @ 106mm (212mm equiv)
F2.8 - 1/500sec - ISO200
Focus stack of 8 images in Photoshop


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

"Columbine"
May 14, 2021
Olympus E-M1
Olympus 45-150mm F2.8 @ 100mm (200mm equiv)
F5.6 - 1/200sec - ISO200

 


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