Here’s another up close and personal with a Pink Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium acaule).
As you can see, we are in a pine woods this morning. The sky was bright with thin clouds, good for lighting the plant but a bit bright for the background. One of the bigger shallenges (channeling my inner Clouseau) of photographing these flowers with the Venus Laowa 15mm macro at ground level is keeping the tripod legs out of the frame. I also used a small reflector to light the bloom and a few frames had it photobombing the flower although from the front rather than behind. I used a circular polarizer to remove the glare from the leaves.
This is a great location. First there are quite a few painted trilliums and now there are many dozens of pink lady’s slippers. The problem was finding a plant without holes in the leaves. Somebody’s been taking nibbles.