Category Archives: Plants

January Snowfall

We have some snow today, and perhaps there will be more to come later in the day.   Still snowing in the afternoon!  These colorful bushes show off the snow really well.

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New Leaves

It’s almost spring here in the Lowcountry, and one of my favorite sights is the developing new leaf display which comes out just after budbreak.  Today I photographed a few clusters of new leaves on our Sunday morning walk here … Continue reading

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Honeyhorn Camellias

I dropped by Honeyhorn Plantation on Hilton Head Island last week to check out the camellia garden.  I had thought I might have missed these beauties this year, but I was pleased to see they were still blooming.  Although I … Continue reading

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Focus Stacking African Violets

I’ve been trying a bit of focus stacking lately with African violet blooms. The violets were lit with compact fluorescent lights, and I took the shots with my Nikon D300 with a 105mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor lens, tripod, using mirror lock-up … Continue reading

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35mm Prime

Got a new lens recently, a very inexpensive one, that should be a big hit as a travel lens–the 35mm f/1.8 Nikkor lens.  Since it’s not a zoom, and since it’s built for DX sensors only, it costs less than … Continue reading

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Close-ups with the 70-200mm f/2.8 Nikkor Lens

The AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED, commonly referred to as the 70-200mm VRII to differentiate it from the original configuration of this VR telephoto, is an exceptional lens with excellent image quality and sharpness.  In addition, the bokeh produced … Continue reading

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Adding the 1.7x Teleconverter to the 105mm Micro-Nikkor

I decided to try to get even closer with the 105mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor, and since it is listed as compatible with the Nikon 1.7x Teleconverter I put them together to see what came out of the mix. The Nikon AF-S … Continue reading

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Shooting with the 105mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor Lens

On June 26 I noticed that the “big rhododendron” were already blooming along the Boone Greenway Trail, so I set out the next day to put my copy of the 105mm f/2.8 MicroNikkor through its paces using my D300 camera … Continue reading

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Calla Lilies

I recently photographed some calla lilies, and the colors and textures of the lilies begged for a treatment of the oil painting filter in Adobe Photoshop CS6.  These lilies were photographed under a bank of fluorescent lights, and the colors … Continue reading

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New Leaves

One of the striking things I noticed on the CNPA Foothills Outing on Saturday was the amount of color that was showing.  And most of the color was not from wildflowers, at least not yet.  Most of the color I … Continue reading

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