Bloodroot is beginning to bloom in southwest PA. On warm days, pollinators take advantage of the fresh pollen.
The photo was taken in situ and following NatureFirst principles.
The background is a small lightbox housing a Nikon Speedlight. Two small speedlights provide the frontal light. All speedlights are in manual mode. Flash output is adjusted with a Vello wireless controller.
To avoid damage to the wildflowers’ immediate area, I select subjects next to well-worn trails. That way, I can lie prone to compose and focus.