Lupine and Raindrops

Lupine and Raindrops.

When we bought the house in Bear Woods we didn’t know about all the gems that were here. Every year we discover more and more. A couple of years ago I found a couple patches of Lupine growing beside the front of the house. I know it is not native to the area but is one of my favorite wildflowers out west. I am impressed it hangs in there every year and thrives pretty well. One of my favorite times to photograph it is with raindrops covering the leaves. This is sort of a great way to practice for when the flower actually appears.

Tamron SP 180mm Di Macro lens on a Sony a7R via the Novoflex adapter, extra stabilization using the Sirui TY-350 bracket, Aperture Priority, f16, -.7 stops of exposure compensation, ISO 400, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, Sirui T2205X tripod and B40X ballhead, processed in Lightroom, tweaked in Topaz Clarity.

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