Close-Ups & Macros

Close-ups and macro photographs, mostly of plants from the restored native prairie in the St. Louis, MO, area, primarily Shaw Nature Reserve.

On a technical note, many of these were made using focus stacking with Photoshop. Focus stacking is amazing, I think. The macro photos were made using a relatively inexpensive close-up filter attached to a 200mm zoom lens and then processed using focus stacking in Photoshop.

The images link to their own home pages where you can see full-size versions of the photos and notes about some of them.

Shaw Nature Reserve, 6/3/2019 Gray Summit, MissouriShaw Nature Reserve, 6/3/2019 Yucca Plant, 6/12/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriYucca Plant, 6/12/2019 Water Canna, 6/3/2019 Faust Park, Chesterfield, MissouriWater Canna, 6/3/2019 Lead Plant, 5/17/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriLead Plant, 5/17/2019 Pitch Pine, 5/30/2019 Faust Park, Chesterfield, MissouriPitch Pine, 5/30/2019 Parrot Tulip, 4/10/2019 Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MOParrot Tulip, 4/10/2019 At San Rafael Swell Near Green River, Utah, 4/29/2019At San Rafael Swell Near Green River, Utah, 4/29/2019 Carnation Detail, 4/18/2019 Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MissouriCarnation Detail, 4/18/2019 10/1/2018 Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri10/1/2018 Faust Park Corpse Flower, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO 10/3/2018Corpse Flower, 10/3/2018 Oyster, 9/12/2018 Nehalem Bay State Park, OregonOyster, 9/12/2018 Daylily, 7/6/2018 Faust Park, Chesterfield, MissouriDaylily, 7/6/2018 Coneflower Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 7/17/2017Coneflower, 7/17/2017 Half-Frozen Muck in a Half-Frozen Creek, 1/31/2017 Babler State Park, Wildwood, MissouriHalf-Frozen Muck in a Half-Frozen Creek, 1/31/2017 Cactus, Joshua Tree National Park, California 2/16/2016Cactus, 2/16/2016 Daylily, Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 6/7/2015Daylily, 6/7/2015 Wild Onion, Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 6/4/2015Wild Onion, 6/4/2015 Ornamental Cabbage, Bar Harbor, Maine  9/11/2013Ornamental Cabbage, Bar Harbor, Maine 9/11/2013 Fall Leaves, Rockwoods Reservation, Wildwood, Missouri  10/14/2012Fall Leaves, 10/14/2012 Twilight, Creve Coeur Park, Creve Coeur, Missouri 2/29/2012Twilight, 2/29/2012
Common Hepatica, 5/7/2019  Valley of the Gods, UtahCommon Hepatica, 5/7/2019 Wild Blue Iris, 5/17/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriWild Blue Iris, 5/17/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, 5/18/2019 Gray Summit, MissouriShaw Nature Reserve, 5/18/2019 Yellow Hyacinth, 4/10/2019 Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MissouriYellow Hyacinth, 4/10/2019 Tulip, 4/23/2019 Faust Park, Chesterfield, MissouriTulip, 4/23/2019 Milkweed in Bloom, 4/29/2019 San Rafael Swell, Near Green River, UtahMilkweed in Bloom, 4/29/2019 Red Bud Tree, 4/16/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriRed Bud Tree, 4/16/2019 Dogwood, 4/23/2019 Faust Park, Chesterfield, MissouriDogwood, 4/23/2019 Cypress Tree Knees, 11/6/2018 Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriCypress Tree Knees, 11/6/2018 Squash Detail  9/29/2018 Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MissouriSquash Detail, 9/29/2018 Water Hyacinth, 8/31/2018 Sunset Cemetery, Danville, IllinoisWater Hyacinth, 8/31/2018 Milkweed, 7/6/2018 Faust Park, Chesterfield, MissouriMilkweed, 7/6/2018 Hibiscus, 7/3/2018 Faust Park, Chesterfield, MissouriHibiscus, 7/3/2018 Post-Dispersal Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 8/1/2017Post-Dispersal, 8/1/2017 Hibiscus, Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 8/1/2017Hibiscus, 8/1/2017 Peony Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 5/7/2017Peony, 5/7/2017 Daylily, Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 6/8/2016Daylily, 6/8/2016 Eastern Purple Coneflowers, Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 6/7/2015Eastern Purple Coneflowers, 6/7/2015 Spirea, Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 4/22/2015Spirea, 4/22/2015 Yucca Plant, Panamint Springs, Death Valley National Park, California 3/5/2014Yucca Plant, 3/5/2014 Tree Stump, Leaves  Rockwoods Reservation, 10/14/2012Tree Stump, Leaves, 10/14/2012 New Growth, Babler State Park, Missouri 3/6/2012New Growth, 3/6/2012
Shasta Daisy Seed, 6/20/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriShasta Daisy, 6/20/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, 6/17/2019 Gray Summit, MissouriShaw Nature Reserve, 6/17/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, 6/5/2019 Gray Summit, MissouriShaw Nature Reserve, 6/5/2019 Water Canna, 6/8/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriWater Canna, 6/8/2019 Dayflower, 5/16/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriDayflower, 5/16/2019 Ferns, 5/18/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriFerns, 5/18/2019 Maidenhair Ferns, 5/18/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriMaidenhair Ferns, 5/18/2019 Royal Star Magnolia, 4/11/2019  Faust Park, Chesterfield, MissouriRoyal Star Magnolia, 4/11/2019 Blue Phlox, 4/16/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriBlue Phlox, 4/16/2019 Milkweed Seed Dispersal 10/28/2018  Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriMilkweed Seed Dispersal 10/28/2018 9/29/2018 Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri9/29/2018 Missouri Botanical Garden Mimosa Tree, 8/4/2018 Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri Mimosa Tree, 8/4/2018 Cone Flowers 6/17/2018 Faust Park, Chesterfield, MissouriCone Flowers 6/17/2018 Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 8/2/2017Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 8/2/2017 Green Eye Black-Eyed Susan  Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 7/16/2017Green Eye Black-Eyed Susan, 7/16/2017 Swan, Sunset Cemetery, Danville, Illinois 4/2/2017Swan, 4/2/2017 Dew Drop, Spider's Web, Rockwoods Reservation, Wildwood, Missouri 6/11/2016 Dew Drop, Spider's Web, 6/11/2016 Foxglove Beardtongue, Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 5/29/2015Foxglove Beardtongue, 5/29/2015 Frost-Covered Ferns, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 10/10/2019Frost-Covered Ferns, 10/10/2014 Corn Lily, Kings Canyon National Park, California 5/19/2014Corn Lily, 5/19/2014 Palm Tree Fronds& Bark, Indian Canyons, Palm Springs, California 3/28/2012Palm Tree Fronds& Bark, 3/28/2012 Creve Coeur Park, Creve Coeur, Missouri 9/11/2012Creve Coeur Park, 9/11/2012
Shasta Daisy, 6/20/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriShasta Daisy, 6/20/2019 Lead Plant Blooming, 6/13/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriLead Plant Blooming, 6/13/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, 6/4/2019 Gray Summit, MissouriShaw Nature Reserve, 6/4/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, 6/3/2019 Gray Summit, MissouriShaw Nature Reserve, 6/3/2019 Faust Park, 6/1/2019 Chesterfield, MissouriFaust Park, 6/1/2019 Faust Park, 6/1/2019 Chesterfield, MissouriFaust Park, 6/1/2019 Daisies, 5/17/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriDaisies, 5/17/2019 Spider's Web, 5/16/2019 Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriSpider's Web, 5/16/2019 Pink Dogwood, 4/23/2019 Faust Park, Chesterfield, MissouriPink Dogwood, 4/23/2019 Milkweed Seed Cut In Half, 10/28/2018  Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MissouriMilkweed Seed Cut In Half, 10/28/2018 Water Lilies, 9/29/2018 Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MissouriWater Lilies, 9/29/2018 7/13/2018 Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri7/13/2018 Faust Park Doll's Eyes, 6/11/2018 Faust Park, Chesterfield, MissouriDoll's Eyes, 6/11/2018 Shell, St. Louis, MO 12/1/2017Shell, St. Louis, MO 12/1/2017 Kousa Dogwood, Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 5/7/2017Kousa Dogwood, 5/7/2017 Yucca Plant, Joshua Tree National Park, California 2/14/2016Yucca Plant, 2/14/2016 Mimosa Tree Seeds, Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 6/24/2016Mimosa Tree Seeds, 6/24/2016 Peony, Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 5/20/2015Peony, 5/20/2015 Dogwood, Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri 4/29/2014Dogwood, 4/29/2014 Weeds, Creve Coeur Park, Creve Coeur, Missouri 9/12/2012Weeds, 9/12/2012