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John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World

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November 2014

6 degrees

Delicate frost feathers down along Fargo Brook
Delicate frost feathers down along Fargo Brook

The temperature dropped to 6 degrees last night under a clear sky. The moisture coming off Fargo Brook allowed delicate, feathery ice crystals to form on all sorts of things…

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 1250, f/20, 1/500″ exposure

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A young Black Angus steer looks me over
A young Black Angus steer looks me over

Maple Wind Farm has moved some of their young beef cattle to the meadows around School Street. This Angus was a little skeptic of my camera…

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 86mm, ISO 2000, f/16, 1/160″ exposure

Skim

A skim of ice in Fargo Brook
A skim of ice in Fargo Brook

The cold weather we’ve been enjoying over the past week made for some lovely ice on Fargo Brook!

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 120mm, ISO 1250, f/5, 1/160″ exposure

Last light

The setting sun backlights a dried goldenrod head
The setting sun backlights a dried goldenrod head

Yesterday’s setting sun casts its waning light on dried goldenrod in our front field.

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 160, f/1.8, 1/1600″ exposure.

Bark

Birch bark curls in the sun
Birch bark curls in the sun

Morning sunlight illuminates a curl of birch bark.

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 160, f/1.8, 1/2500″ exposure

Encased

A willow leaf encased in early ice
A willow leaf encased in early ice

The temperatures got down pretty low the other night—into the mid 20s—and the birdbath on the back patio was a solid block of ice.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 800, f/16, 1/40″ exposure

Mink

A different view of the mink in our pond
A different view of the mink in our pond

Here’s a different view of the mink who visited our pond the other morning. He was quite an active critter hardly stopping to pose for the camera!

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 2000, f/5.6, 1/200″ exposure.

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