Woodland…

Fillmore Glen Autumn

…goldenrod…

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…macros.

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Leaf…

Fillmore Glen Autumn

…macros…

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…with moss.

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Fungal…

Fillmore Glen Autumn

…interlude….

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…perfect autumn weather.

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Golden Paths…

Fillmore Glen Autumn

…in autumn….

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…distant sounds, falling water.

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Woodland Shelters…

Fillmore Glen Autumn

…on the Dam Pond at Fillmore Glen.

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…vines running free.

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Dam Pond

Fillmore Glen Autumn

Views from a concrete dam across Dry Creek….

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…water flow control.

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Backlit

Fillmore Glen Autumn

Walking Up A Leaf Strewn Dry Creek to find….

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…a backlit fern frond.

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Among Fallen Leaves

Fillmore Glen Autumn

Equipped with a Canon dslr / variable lens and Manfrotto carbon fiber (light) tripod, these macro still life were possible by keeping to shadow pools on a cloudless early October weekday

Mysterious flower going to seed.

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Jack-in-the-Pulpit Corm

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Correction

Eranthis hyemalis

A fellow blogger, Audrey Driscoll’s Blog, provided the correct and exact species name for the post “Wildflowers Late Winter / Early Spring.” The posts are updated. Thank You, Audrey.

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Happy March Wedding Anniversary

Unexpected Beauty

Coronavirus is raging this March 20th (I schedule posts several weeks ahead now), on this day of our anniversary, easy for me to remember falling close to or on the Spring equinox. Earliest spring flowers were up for a week when I spied this group of crocus blooms on a hill. We do not remember them being there, so I called Pam to enjoy them.

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These are extra special, Pam’s parents planted them years ago. The above images are the same photograph. On the left, white balance is set to “cloudy.” At the time, late afternoon, the sun was behind low clouds, providing back light. Perfect lighting for flowers, which is why I interrupted springtime yard cleanup to run inside for the camera.

My intent was to increase the f-stop to over 20 for the following photograph. Metadata on the photograph shows I was only successful in increasing it from 5 to 5.7. ISO was increased from 100 to 400. There was an intermittent breeze and my intent was to avoid blur.

In retrospect, I neglected to change to Aperture mode so any change to F-stop I made was reset. This is a beginners mistake, so photograph turned out well. The colors are richer in the f/5.7 shot.

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