John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World


October 2015


A well poised sandpiper
A poised sandpiper

On a late afternoon paddle up an estuary, we came across a few sandpipers (I’m not very good with my shorebird identification…) This little fellow stuck around for quite a while allowing me to get in fairly close for some shots.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/400″ exposure.


Yellow flower and contrail
Yellow flower and contrail

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There’s a story behind these photos: Robin & I were in Boothbay Harbor the other evening. We had noticed two young women—dressed very fashionably and sporting carefully applied makeup—taking selfie after selfie of themselves in various places around town. We were on the footbridge across the harbor, and the two women were there, taking selfies of course. As they passed us, a yellow flower fell out of one woman’s hair and onto the bridge. Robin picked up the flower—smelling of the woman’s perfume—and tossed it onto the water. As we watched it drift, we noticed the contrails reflected in the water. Photography ensued…

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-120mm lens @ 100mm, ISO 800, f/800, f/4.7, 1/400″ exposure.


The hydrangea on our back patio blushes to purple
The hydrangea on our back patio blushes to purple

The white hydrangea that’s been a popular spot for pollinators all summer is taking on a fall blush.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 20mm lens, ISO 200, f/1.7, 1/2500″ exposure.

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