……on a bright, sunny, cloudless day. The Live Oak dominates Center Grove in the middle of the fields here. It is home to a private cemetery for North Carolina Infantry Veterans of the American Civil War. Thanks for the look and have a great evening.
I haven’t posted a bird shot in a while. I caught this little Carolina Chickadee last week. He had flown back to this River Birch Tree to crack open his Sunflower Seed and uncharacteristically paused a few seconds before eating it. This little birds are very hyper and seldom perch for more than a nanosecond before moving on so this was a real treat. Have a great week and thanks for the look. Nikon D7100, 300mm lens.
This has a rather haunting quality about it I think. Look close and you can just barely make out the golden disc of the Sun coming from behind a cloud and burning through the fog. We always leave the last crop of Sunflowers for the wildlife which explains the dead sunflower stalks still standing in the field. Click on the photograph for a larger view. Thanks for the Visit and have a great evening. Nikon D700/ 18-35mm lens
One of the cotton fields just before sunrise on the 1st of December. It was almost completely overcast when I got to the field and I started to chuck the whole thing and head home but a gleam of orange sky along the horizon hinted that a light show might be forthcoming. It was. Looks kinda like pink lightning high in the clouds. Within a couple of minutes, it was gone. Click on the Photograph for a larger view.
Nikon D600, 24-120mm f/4 lens.
Thanks for the look and have a great evening.
I’ve taken thousands of pictures on the Outer Banks but this one ranks as among my wife’s favorites. Me too. It’s a time exposure with the Nikon D90 Camera and a Sigma 10 to 20 mm lens. It’s proof that you really don’t need to spend three thousand dollars for huge megapixels to get a decent shot which can be blown up to a hefty print size. The secret is to frame the shot in the camera to avoid cropping later. Hope everyone stateside had a great Thanksgiving and to everyone everywhere, have a great weekend.
Sunrise in the Bradford Pear Trees here on the farm. These are always good for several shots each year: in the fall when the leaves turn a brilliant orange and red, in the Winter when it snows and in the Spring when they’re covered in white blooms. High calorie eye candy. Nikon D700 35mm lens.