Phall Pholiage Photos! October 10, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: Autumn, barn, beaver pond, Bennington VT, bittersweet, Canon 24-105mm f/4 L US ISM lens, Canon 24mm f3.5L TS-E II lens, Canon 400mm f/5.6 L series lens, Conway MA, deerfield river, Elliot, fall foliage, Gizmo, Hawley MA, Massachusetts, Monroe MA, October, Ollie, Searsburg VT, Vermont, Vt Route 9
More colors from this sub-optimal (but still pretty cool) season.
Locally, some back roads:
A Conway beaver pond:
Bittersweet on a barn in Hawley:
A few Deerfield river shots:
The real color, though, was higher up in the hills. I’d seen The Change coming to Southern Vermont and headed that-a-way, passing through the heights of Rowe, MA on the drive, and stopped off at a seldom-visited beaver pond for a couple of quickies:
I especially liked this shot of orange jelly fungus popping out of a fallen spruce along the pond’s edge:
All of these are from Elliot, bless his little mechanisms.
In Vermont, the best colors were along Route 9 between Searsburg on the east and Bennington on the west:
Of that last bunch, the more expansive views were captured by Ollie, the last two are from Gizmo.
This year, Autumn has been a finicky visitor and seems anxious to be moving on.
Oh well, let her go, I say. Can’t stop her anyway.
I may head farther afield in the next few days, searching for a few last kisses before Bleak November arrives.
A Hummingbird. May 24, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: alliums, Canon 400mm f/5.6 L series lens, Gizmo, hummingbirds
I wasn’t satisfied with last evening’s photo of a hummingbird in our dooryard. It was dark and slow, due largely to the waning light of evening.
So today I set up again on the porch, expecting our hummingbird to make frequent visits in somewhat better light.
I’m still not satisfied with what I came away with, but it’s a step in the right direction:
That second one is my favorite, as it speaks to the joy of drinking nectar right from the blossom.
I’ll keep trying to get these right, and hope that you’ll keep rooting for me to succeed.