Goldenrod seeds fly into the air like gnats on a breezy November afternoon in the meadow before a dormant bluebird box. Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 70-300mm AF-S ED.
Cedar Waxwings harvest fall berries. Sorry, this is all the bigger I can provide. It is soft to begin with and heavily cropped after that, but I still like it.
I titled this “New Autumn Hillside” because it’s new to me. Thanks to some recently cut trees, I can see this hillside from my backyard. I could not see it before the loss of the trees. It happens to catch light from the setting sun quite nicely on a fall evening. Taken with a Nikkor […]
A white-tailed deer doe has been raising her two fawns among the backyards in our neighborhood all summer. The fawns have lost their spots now. They are nearly full-grown. The mother saw me with my camera, and actually took several steps toward me. I presume she was keeping herself between me and the youngsters, though […]
The first pumpkin of the season has entered the house. I’m going for a texture here. This was taken with a Nikkor 70-300mm zoom at 300mm to flatten it out.
This might remind you of a grainy Bigfoot picture. It has something in common with that, actually.
The goldenrod (Solidago species) is peaking here now. A few whites and purples of other flowers are here and there, but golden yellow is the color to be. I used my Nikkor 70-300mm AF-S VR at 300mm to flatten the perspective. It was taken from a hill overlooking the field. In Aperture I fought with […]
I chose this image because it caught the iridescent blue of the underside of the hindwing on the Pipevine Swallowtail. I see these butterflies often locally; pipe vines themselves, the host plant for this butterfly, I’m not positive I have ever noticed. They must be nearby somewhere. This image taken with a Nikkor 70-300mm AF-S […]
Green maple leaves in the golden hour of sunset. Foreshortened with a telephoto lens. Norway maple, if you want to know the species. Related articles Searching for 2013 red japanese maple leaves Postcards Customer Ratings Adventures in Composting… Garland One Tree Hill
Another old friend makes an appearance at the pond. I have been waiting for the Spread-winged Damselflies to arrive. I first noticed them several years ago here after the pond had been drained and dredged. Dragonfly populations increased significantly after that work. The spread-winged damselfly spreads its wings somewhat like a dragonfly, rather than folding […]