Saturday, January 18, 2020

Daffodils In January

A decade or so ago, I started planting daffodils all around my yard (carved out of a hardwood forest). And every year they bloom earlier.  This was taken on January 17th after at least a week of extraordinarily warm weather. (It was 60º+ for at least 7 days in a row with a high of 70ºF on January 15th.)  I currently have about 3 dozen daffodils flowering and dozens more poking through the fallen leaves. 


Nikon D7200 -- Nikon 200-500mm 5.6E ED VR
270mm
F5.621/320th
ISO 400

(ROD_0312)
©Don Brown 2020

 


Wednesday, January 08, 2020

First Daffodil -- January 8, 2020

Somewhere back in the bowels of this blog, you'll find other "first daffodils".  You'd be surprised at the progression of Global Warming.  
 


Nikon D7200 -- Nikon 200-500mm 5.6E ED VR
500mm
F5.6@1/2,500th
ISO 400

(ROD_0108)
©Don Brown 2019

 


Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Morning Rush

It was a little hard to find a piece of sky not consumed with the contrails of the morning rush hour.  A pretty sunrise nevertheless.



Nikon D7000 -- Nikon 18-300mm 6.3 ED VR
18mm
F8@1/13th

(BOB_6990)
©Don Brown 2019

 

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Not Rudolph

A whitetail deer showed up on Christmas morning down by the lake.


Nikon D7200 -- Nikon 200-500mm 5.6E ED VR
200mm
F5.6@1/1,600th
ISO 400
Cropped

(ROD_9845 - 2)
©Don Brown 2019

 


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Storm Breaks (Christmas Eve 2019)

After two days of rain, the storm breaks about 30 minutes after sunrise on Christmas Eve.

Just to  make all my frozen friends jealous, it's supposed to get near 70ºF (21ºC) today.  (They all know I'd rather see some snow.)  Merry Christmas to all.



Nikon D7000 -- Nikon 18-300mm 6.3 ED VR
30mm
F8@1/100th
Polarizer

(BOB_6882)
©Don Brown 2019
 

Monday, December 23, 2019

A Familiar Cloud

It was blowing mist out on the lake this morning.  I never have figured out what to photograph on a morning like that.  It only takes seconds for your lens to mist over and nothing will sit still for a few seconds anyway…

Here's the view from a better day, with a familiar cloud. 



Nikon D7000 -- Nikon 18-300mm 6.3 ED VR
18mm 
F8@1/10th

(BOB_5729)
©Don Brown 2019 
 

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Kitchen-Window View

This isn't the view from my kitchen window…it's how I see the view from my kitchen window.  As a matter of fact, it's a window into how I see the world.  

I'm told that a 50mm lens on a 35mm camera became the de facto "normal" lens (think back kids) because that was how people see. Okay then.  I "see" with a lens at least twice that length.  I'll see the hawk on a limb 100 feet away long before I'll see the snake at my feet.  (I didn't say it was a good way to see.)  

Anyway, my house was built in a hardwood forest. It's somewhat unusual for this area — known for pine trees. In the summer, it's a wall of leaves.  In the winter, a wall of tree trunks.  Oddly, I like winter best.


Nikon D7000 -- Nikon 18-300mm 6.3 ED VR
95mm
F8@1/160th

(BOB_6355)
©Don Brown 2019