ISO100, 35mm (prime lens), f/1.8, 1/25 sec

El Dorado Hills (CA), Blue-Eyed Grass, Shallow DOF

ISO100, 35mm (prime lens), f/1.8, 1/25 sec
El Dorado Hills (CA), Blue-Eyed Grass, Shallow DOF

This post continues with the wildflowers encountered while hiking along the mountain bike trails along the southeastern shores at Folsom Lake.  Today’s discovery is a perennial grass named the Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) used in borders of gardens and quickly growing to 12-18″ in the spring and topped with a blue petaled flower with a yellow center.

Shooting Notes: I am naturally inclined to photograph small flowers from directly above the flower.  The problem with this approach is the center style and stigma becomes flat and we are unable to see it rise above the petals.  In the future, I will bring the camera lower and slightly off to the side.  There needs to be a bit more experimentation with the aperture to bring more part of the flower into focus as there are multiple elements on different focal planes.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, spot metering mode, ISO100, 35mm (prime lens), f/1.8, 1/25 sec

El Dorado Hills (CA), Blue-Eyed Grass, Shallow DOF.  Browns Ravine, Folsom Lake, El Dorado Hills, CA. March 26, 2017. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.

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