“Pink Lady Slipper”


I found this “Pink Lady Slipper” in the Great Smoky Mountains with the help of my good friend David Akoubian. My hat’s off to David because it is a real treat now days that two professionals can work and share information as well as we do!

I shot 5 images at different focal points then stacked the 5 images using Helicon Focus to maintain as much sharpness in the flowers as I could while still blurring my background.


  • Nikon D810
  • Tamron Lens –(New) SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC
  • Gitzo GT3542xls tripod
  • Lexar CF Card
  • Helicon Focus
  • Exposure – 1/90 seconds
  • Aperture – f/3.8
  • ISO – 64
  • Manual Mode

Best of Light,