Cotton Top CactusPlants & Planet
Image details - Cotton Top Cactus
My goal was to find a cluster of Echinocactus polycephalus (cotton top or many headed barrel) cactus to photograph - ideally against the backdrop of the Milky Way.
I stumbled up on this cluster during the day whilst scouting. Eventually I settled upon a vertorama (vertical panorama). The sky frames were stacked to improve signal-to-noise ratio whereas the ones for the middle ground and foreground were focus stacked for increased depth of field.