Windy Day at the Grasslands

Today’s outdoor challenge:  cold wind.

I went home feeling ambivalent about my photos.  It’s hard to photograph plants in the wind.  But then I examined them on my laptop.  Take a look.


I did not use a tripod for the shot below.  Everything seemed to stay still long enough for the click of the shutter button.

A close-up of the eye.  Admittedly, a tripod would have been useful  But I’m happy.

Here’s a shot to give you perspective and to show how I achieved a white background.  This area is very pale and sandy.  It makes a wonderful backdrop.

Date:  April 22, 2017
Location:  LBJ National Grasslands
Camera:  Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)
Lens:  My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS)