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John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World

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June 2015

Lining up

Raindrops bead on a red maple leaf in our front field
Raindrops bead on a red maple leaf in our front field

The frequent rains have provided ample opportunity to study raindrops. The line up of droplets on the stem of this red maple leaf caught my eye from a distance and drew me right in.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 1250, f/8, 1/2500″ exposure.

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Knock-knock

  

An old door rests against a rotting pile of lumber. 

iPhone 5s

Bashful Susan

A black-eyed Susan bud emerging
A black-eyed Susan bud emerging

The first of the black-eyed Susans are starting to flower. This bud looks a bit bashful to me…

Happy Summer Solstice!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 1250, f/8, 1/800″ exposure.

Dazey

Shasta daisies at the pond's edge
Shasta daisies at the pond’s edge

We have several clumps of Shasta daisies blooming around the pond. The reflection of trees in the water makes them seem to float in space.

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 400, f/3.5, 1/2000″ exposure.

More rain…

And a little more rain in Fargo Brook
And a little more rain in Fargo Brook

Another inch or two of rain and Fargo Brook jumps its banks. Standing on the bridge taking this shot was an interesting experience…

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 24mm, ISO 400, f/7.1, 1/13″ exposure.

High and muddy

Fargo Brook running high and muddy this morning
Fargo Brook running high and muddy this morning

We’ve gotten over 2.5″ of rain in the past 36 hours and Fargo Brook is running high and muddy.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 24mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 64, f/22, 3″ exposure.

Drop

Waiting to fall...
Waiting to fall…

A raindrop at the end of a blade of grass waits to fall…

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/10, 1/200″ exposure.

Bearded Iris

Bearded iris blooming
Bearded iris blooming

The bearded irises are blooming in several spots around our place. A morning rain bespeckled this bloom as it wafted its grape-like scent in the air.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 1250, f/10, 1/320″ exposure.

Beaded

Beads of rain cling to Lady's Mantle leaves on a damp morning.
Beads of rain cling to Lady’s Mantle leaves on a damp morning.

Lady’s Mantle leaves have an interesting ability to allow raindrops to bead along the serrated edges of their leaves. I take at least one shot like this every season and never grow tired of it!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/125″ exposure.

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