I really like this small, colorful ground flower that is very thick in some areas of Anza-Borrego. For this photo, I placed an extension tube on my 17-35 lens. I set the lens at 17mm and f/22 and then laid my camera amongst the flowers and started firing away. It was fun to see what I was getting – I would check images on the back of the camera, and try again. The extension tube allows for very close focus. The flowers in focus are less than an inch away.
This was from a couple of days ago. Unfortunately, hard winds have made the last couple of days unproductive for photography, I feel bad for all the people who came out here to see the amazing bloom.
Update: It is actually raining fairly steady Saturday evening. Few things in life smell as good as a fresh rain in the desert!