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Caught In Passing. March 7, 2012

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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Passing through the center of little Cummington this evening, a short ways south of here, I spied this wonderful scene of an atypically-colored maple sap bucket hanging from a tap on an atypically-colored sugar maple, and just had to share it with you:

The orange lichen on the tree bark added just the element to get me lying down on the snowmelt-soaked sidewalk, aiming Ollie skyward and muttering as passers-by slowed and shielded their children’s eyes.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall for the ensuing explanations…

I was pleased with this shot from my non-tilt zoom, probably set at around 80mm.  At f/16 the depth of field is acceptable, and at ISO 1000 my D5’s on-board noise reduction was sufficient so that I didn’t have to deal with it in post-processing, so all’s good in the world!