Saturday, April 6 Claire and I visited the Thompson Wildlife Management Area in western VA. The Appalachian Trail passes through the Wildlife Area and this section is known for numerous Trillium blooms in the Spring. It was still a little early and only a few Trillium were in bloom but there were a few alongside the AT. I used Byran Peterson's story telling technique with a wide angle lens. I mounted the Tamron [email protected] on my D300 and set the focus ring to 1 meter and the aperture to f20 which gives tremendous DOF. The Trillium was about a foot away. The ISO was set to 800 because it was breezy and I wanted the shutter speed (1/250) fast enough to "freeze" the flower. And of course, I lay on the trail to get a low perspective.