Went to visit my wife’s uncle – their backyard is a wonderland of plants. Packed the macro lens this time and had some fun seeing what I could see. This month’s image is an alpine geranium (I think). Which makes me wonder – if an alpine flower grows at sea level, is it still an alpine flower?
The details: Fujifilm X-E2 with Nikkor 55mm. 1/250th @f2.8 ISO 400
Made a trip to a reptile zoo this month, but the photos I ended up with were rather uninspiring. I was hoping for a photo of the lunar eclipse, but despite being able to see the moon before going to bed last night, the skies were thoroughly clouded over this morning.
So… what do I have in the yard I can make a picture of? The spruce tree in the front dropped these cones which kinda looks like a reptile and I found a couple boughs out of the Douglas Fir on the back yard to rest them on, let’s see how this looks…
The details: Fujifilm X-E2 with Nikkor 55mm. 1/10th @f2.8 ISO 200
As I was taking photos of budding cherry blossoms on the tree in the backyard, my Wife came out and told me “I challenge you to make an interesting picture out of the rhubarb plant. I want rhubarb on my desktop this month.” Well, I guess I do requests now 😉
The sun was a little bright on the plant so I dashed off to the garage to grab one of my reflectors to create a little shade. The plant itself had only recently re-emerged after winter’s slumber and the space under the new leaves made for a very alien landscape.
The details: FujiFilm X-E2/Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f2.8 macro, 1/40th at f /4, ISO 200
Quite predictably, the Fall weather has filled the small corners in the woods with these denizens of decay. I went to the Arboretum looking for mushrooms and was not disappointed. I found several that were easily photographable and spent some time playing with compositions.
This month’s wallpaper is the one that I spent the least amount of time setting up, but I like it for the delicate gills on this group of mushrooms. They were so fragile that it looked like rain and falling leaves were damaging the caps.
Shot with a Fujifilm X-E2 and a Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm lens. Exposure 1/60th @f4, ISO 200.