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John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World

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April 2014

Ghosts

Winter bleached beech leaves
Winter bleached beech leaves

After a winter of bleaching, tissue-like beech leaves are ghosts of their former selves.

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Bloodroot

Bloodroot flowering down by Fargo Brook
Bloodroot flowering down by Fargo Brook

One of the first of the spring ephemerals, bloodroot is blooming down near Fargo Brook!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 800, f/18, 1/125″ exposure

Horizontal

Raindrops...
Raindrops on branches

Sometimes a shaky camera can yield interesting results… Raindrops cling to branches and my hand is unsteady…

White throat

A white throated sparrow in April snow
A white throated sparrow in April snow

The white throated sparrows are back and singing their clear, piping songs. I wonder if this one is as perplexed by the April snow as we are…

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 800, f/7.1, 1/1600″ exposure

On a wire

A tree swallow on a wire
A tree swallow on a wire

Tree swallows have made their spring return. This guy was perched on a roadside wire in the rain.

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 400, f/7.1, 1/1600″ exposure

Blue is back!

The bluebirds have returned!
The bluebirds have returned!

A pair of bluebirds have arrived in our front field this morning. Here, the male poses in all his glory. Interestingly, a tree swallow showed up at the same time! I saw them eyeing the same box…

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 400, f/7.1, 1/640″ exposure

This far

A tiny vine on a wire
A tiny vine on a wire

A tiny vine made it this far along a fence wire.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 120mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/1000″ exposure

Breaking

High water in Fargo Brook
High water in Fargo Brook

Spring flood waters break around stream side trees along Fargo Brook

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 70mm, ISO 125, f/22, 1/10″ exposure

I got my eye on you…

A flock of wild turkeys on Taft Hill
A flock of wild turkeys on Taft Hill

One of the flock of wild turkeys keeps a wary eye on me as I take a shot on Taft Hill yesterday.

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 400, f/25, 1/640″ exposure

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