New Growth in the Woodlot – 7 May 2014

Alder Catkin

 

A quick walk back into our woodlot this afternoon to look for new life. There’s always something to find in a woodlot!

Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro  – ISO 200 – f11 – 1/90

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Along the Stream – 3 May 2014

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The trout might not have been biting, but I didn’t come home empty-handed. Skunk Cabbage is coming along nicely, the mosses and ferns are green and the tree buds are finally starting to break.

Sony DSC-RX100 – Zeiss Vario-Sonnar – 28mm – ISO 400 – f4 – 1/60

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Crocus in Spring – April 2014

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Spring is finally deciding to show its face and with it come the early spring flowers like this crocus which attract honey bees, newly awakened from their winter slumber.

Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro  – ISO 200 – f8 – 1/500

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Red Sky in Morning

Red Sky in Morning - March 2014

An early morning in March brings a red sky, harbinger of stormy weather to come.

Sony A-900 – Sigma 24 – 70 f2.8  – ISO 200 – f6.7 – 1/90

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Hope Springs Eternal – 24 February 2014

Snowdrop - 24 February 2014

 

Despairing at the weather forecast for the next five days I went outside to be greeted by the first Snowdrops of Spring! What better way to revive hope that Spring is finally close! Long live Snowdrops!

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Nest in Bush

I love it when the leaves finally fall off all the trees and bushes, finally revealing the secrets that they concealed. This tiny nest is a wonder of plant material and natural ingenuity, kept hidden and safe when needed most.

Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro  – ISO 200 – f4.5 – 1/90

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Last Gasp of Fall

Last Gasp of Fall

These Hydrangea flowers take on a delicate, web-like structure as they near their end every fall, giving their last measure of beauty to a garden.

Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro  – ISO 200 – f9.5 – 1/90

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First Hoar Frost – 30 October 2013

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We’re well into Autumn now and the first serious hoar frost appeared this morning, covering the ground and the gardens like a crystalline, white vail. Hearty flowers have so far resisted the low temperatures and strong winds that sweep across southwestern Nova Scotia, but few can resist the sting of frost. Farewell friends! We look forward to your triumphant return in the spring!

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Autumn Mare’s Tails – 10 October 2013

Autumn Mare's Tails

 

Autumn is now with us, and with it comes more intense weather. This morning’s sky was a busy place indeed.

Sony A-900 – Tamron 17 – 24mm 2.8 – 17mm  – ISO 200 – f11 – 1/125

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Misty Morning – Lake Vaughan

Lake Vaughan

 

One of the best aspects of nature and landscape photography is serendipity. Regardless of the planning, you just never know when an unexpected image will present itself, completely without warning. Such was the case last week when I went on a day long photo shoot, two hours up the South Shore of Nova Scotia. It turned into a bright, cloudless day, yielding mostly flat, uninspiring shots. Yet, on the early morning drive to meet up with the other two photographers, I turned a corner, driving along a road that follows the shore of Lake Vaughan, a man-made lake resulting from a dam on the Tusket River, only to see this image. I quickly stopped, walked out on a wharf, lay down to get the camera just inches above the water, and took several images as the sun slowly rose, burning off the early morning mist. This was the one I was most pleased with.

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