About

References:

Many books and websites are used to identify the plants, including:

"Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi

"Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey

“Rare Plants of Texas” by Poole, Carr, Price and Singhurst

“Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country” by Marshall Enquist

“Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas" by Shinner & Mahler

USDA Plants - plants.usda.gov/java/

Integrated Taxonomic Information System - www.itis.gov

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center  - www.wildflower.org 

Southwest Environmental Information Network - swbiodiversity.org

Wildflower Search - www.wildflowersearch.com

Southwest Desert Flora - southwestdesertflora.com/index.html

The American Southwest - www.americansouthwest.net

Image Archive of Central Texas Plants - www.sbs.utexas.edu

Catnapin Collections - www.catnapin.com

Texas Cacti - thehibbitts.net/Cactus

Wildflowers of Texas - www.wildflowersoftexas.com

Gary Regner Photography - www.texaswildflowerpictures.com

Bennie Simpson’s Texas Native Shrubs - aggie horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs

Wildflowers of the Southern Rocky Mountains - www.rockymountainsflora.com

Southeastern Arizaona Wildflowers and Plants - www.fireflyforest.com

Southwest Desert Flora - southwestdesertflora.com


Equipment:

Beginning in 2016, a Nikon D810 camera was introduced to the equipment arsenal. Prior to that most of the photos were taken with a Nikon D300S camera, and before that a Nikon D200. The closeups were taken primarily with the Nikkor Micro 70-180mm zoom lens and a Nikkor 18-200mm was used for landscapes. In addition, a few photos were taken with a Nikon P7000, iPhone 4S and 6, and Sony RSX100-III.  


Photo Processing: 

I am currently using a MacBook Pro computer with Aperture (formerly) and Lightroom (now) software. The processing steps consist of first identifying the plants and organizing them with keywords for location and species, color, etc. 

For the actual processing, the images are usually cropped, exposures adjusted, dirt spots removed (never can seem to avoid them), and contrasts adjusted. This last step is done usually using NIK Color Efex Pro 4. 

Photoshop  Elements is used on rare occasions for some retouching that Lightroom can’t handle.  


Contact:

If you would like to contact me about the site, please click here. Corrections to identifications are most appreciated.

© Tom Lebsack 2017