John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World


May 2016

Apple Blossoms

Wild apple blossoms along Fargo Brook

It’s looking like another good year for wild apples this time around. Many of the wild trees on our property have had a great bloom. More cider in our futures!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 150mm, ISO 800, f/5, 1/2000″ exposure


An cinnamon fern unfurls itself in the woods across Fargo Brook

Simple, elegant, beautiful. An cinnamon fern slowly unfurls in the woods across Fargo Brook.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 30mm macro lens, ISO 640, f/4, 1/640″ exposure



The purple magnolia in my Mom’s front yard is in magnificent bloom. The movers came today to take her stuff to her new apartment. All’s well if not a tad bittersweet. Transistions…

Spring Ephemerals

We went for a short hike up Mt. Hunger in Waterbury today (dutifully turning around at the “Trail Closed” sign above the waterfall…) I’d thought that, after being away from the Vermont woods for a month, that we’d missed the spring ephemerals. Not so! The trail up the mountain was alive with all the “usual suspects”! In places, the spring beauties covered the forest floor, and their fragrance sweetened the air! What a fine welcome back to the hills of Vermont!

Panasonic GM5, 12-32mm lens @ various lengths, various ISOs, apertures, and shutter speeds.

Green-backed heron

A green-backed heron hunts patiently in the mangroves on Big Pine Key

Back to the Florida Keys again with this shot. This green-backed heron was quitely perched near an observation platform at the Blue Hole Nature Area on Big Pine Key. I almost didn’t see him!

Smokey Mountain Sunset

Sunlight drains from the sky over the Great Smokey Mountains

We spent a few days in the Smokey Mountains on our way back north. Watching the colors drain from the sky over the layered ridges was quite the treat!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/40″ exposure

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