Jun. 14, 2017

racemed milkwort, Polygala polygama

These milkworts are small, this total flower head is about 3/4 inch. How did I get so close with good focus? I didn't. The computer did. Depth of field, which is much the same as clear focus, depends on capturing light rays that are as close to parallel as possible. One way to do that is to be farther away. You'll see what that means here if you refer to the raw image on the blog page. I took advantage of those more parallel rays by cropping the raw image on the computer. If you successfully manipulate good light, aperture, and ISO, the shot will have enough pixels to make this work. The drawbacks are that it limits how much you can enlarge the image. And better photographers will sneer at the failure to get this result in the first place with just the camera. This milkwort grows in poor open soils in AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA(E), IL, IN, KS, KY(T), LA, MA, MD(T), ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH(T), OK, PA(E), RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, NS, ON, and QC(L). Kitty Todd Preserve, Lucas Co OH, 6/13/17.