Taken with my favorite lens, the Nikon AF FX Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8D. Sugar Maple leaf in the late afternoon autumn sun. The leaf was held perpendicular to the sun in order give definition to the texture of the leaf. Note the sympathetic colors in the autumn foliage in the background. Nikon D90. f/8. Processed in […]
November sky. The color pallet is quite reduced now that the last of the leaves and the flowers have fallen. Nikon D90; Nikkor 70-300mm AF-S ED.
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.
Hey, baby! An American toad calls to attract females at the pond. It’s party time at the pond. For the third time this year. The wood frogs and spring peepers have already taken their turns. Now the toads take over. I estimate their numbers approached 300, and that was mostly the males waiting for females. […]
I enjoy taking pictures of spring wildflowers. I have been doing it a long time, though. It can be challenging to capture the flowers some way that brings something new. Standard, straight-on shots of these flowers are common, and I have plenty in my catalog already. I enjoy them. Technical perfection is always a worthy […]
Our white flowering magnolia was in peak form on a sunny morning. Camera was a Nikon D90; lens was the Nikon 18-55mm AF-S VR DX. I used a Nikon Circular Polarizer. (The Nikon polarizer is expensive as filters go, but I use one 77mm filter with step-up rings so that I have one filter for […]
Our flowering white magnolia is blooming. Every year this process is touch and go. This magnolia flowers very early. Often as not, it gets frosted. It seems to want to bloom about one warm spell sooner than it ought. And, like many flowering trees, it seems to be at its peak alternate years. In thirteen […]
Surf’s up at McConnells Mill State Park after heavy spring rains this week. The water gauge on the side of the mill read almost six feet, one foot from the top at seven feet. Last month when I photographed the mill with snow and ice still visible, the water was below the gauge entirely. This […]
One Picture a Day for today is a very fast shot of a very cold Lake Erie. I hopped out of the car, took the picture, and hopped back in. Today’s schedule didn’t afford time to fuss. In fact, as I write this post, I have not even downloaded it from my camera! I only […]
Yesterday, no sign of Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis). Today, it has popped up everywhere and will be in full bloom by tomorrow. Our sudden spring–extended stretch of thirties for the previous three weeks, seventies this week–has spring working over time to catch up. The profound change has taken many species from nothing to bloom in a matter […]