Spring is here


After a cold, windy and dry winter, spring has finally arrived in Central Texas and the opportunity to capture some new wildflower species with it. Last week on three separate photo shoots I was able to get several new-to-me species in the area around Brenham, Texas, Pace Bend Park on Lake Travis, and here in Austin. 

You can see all of the shots here, but some samples of the more photogenic new species are below. They were taken with a Nikon D300S and Nikkor-Micro 70-180mm lens. Click on the image to enlarge.

Flaxleaf Pimpernel (Anagallis monelli), Pace Bend Park [180mm, ISO 400, f/18, 1/25 sec]


Berlandieri’s Anemone (Anemone berlandieri, Pace Bend Park [180mm, ISO 400, f/29, 1/15 sec]


Fringed Puccoon (Lithospermum incisum), Austin [180mm, ISO 400, f/22, 1/25 sec]


Celestials (Nemastylis geminiflora), Pace Bend Park [180mm, ISO 800, f/18, 1/30 sec]


Creeping Woodsorrel (Oxalis corniculata), Washington-on-the-Brazos [180mm, ISO 400, f/18, 1/125 sec]


Windmill Catchfly (Silene Gallica), Washington-on-the-Brazos [180mm, ISO 400, f/29, 1/40 sec]


Narrow-leaf Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), Winedale [180mm, ISO 400, f/20, 1/200 sec]


On a side note, I finished re-developing the photos on the Scenic Places website. Makes me want to go back to these places and get some new shots.

© Tom Lebsack 2018