Peridot Mesa Wildflowers in Arizona

Springtime is on the horizon! Here in Arizona, we had a fairly wet summer (especially compared to previous recent years) and some rains through fall into the New Year, so we will have to see what Mother Nature does for the Peridot Mesa Wildflowers for 2022. Nevertheless, there’s always something to photograph when venturing out this way.

It’s been about 4 years since there have been some super blooms. The pano above was shot with a Rokinon 14mm lens, but my favorite glass to use out here and with wildflowers is a dedicated macro lens. One of my favorite shots over the years from the area is this little friendly spider below, also shot with a macro lens.

Peridot Mesa Spider Macro

I also used the macro lens to get some killer depth of field shots. Shooting with a wide-open aperture also helps open a world of creativity. Use the sunlight and angles to your