Montana Outdoors

June 15, 2018

Three-spot Mariposa Lily (or) Pointed Tip Mariposa Lily

Three-spot Mariposa Lily, Pointed Tip Mariposa Lily

Pointed Tip Mariposa Lily ~ calochortus apiculatus

I have photographed this species many times but was never able to capture all of the different colors at its center until today. This one was growing in deep shade and I used some rather ridiculous camera settings: aperture priority with an aperture of f/32 and a -2 EV exposure bias and the on-board flash with flash compensation also set at -2.

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