John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World


November 2016

Beaver Moon

The full “Beaver” moon rising over Mt. Ira Allen

Tonight’s full “Beaver” moon (so-called by Northeast Native Americans and Colonial Americans) is an honest-to-goodness “super moon”. The moon is at perigee today (its closest postion to the earth in its eliptical orbit) and closer than it’s been in January 26, 1948. It’s some 14% larger and 30% brighter than at apogee. Thin clouds were starting to drift in as I took this shot, so the definition and colors are a bit altered.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 400, f/13, 1/20″ exposure.

Warren Falls

The pools at Warren Falls

A little something to take your mind off “things”. A view of Warren Falls yesterday afternoon.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 9mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 100, f/22, 5″ exposure.


Tamarack gold in our front field

We planted two tamaracks in our front field a few years ago, and they’re doing quite well. This time of year, these deciduous conifers turn a brilliant yellow-gold before dropping their needles. They’re one of the last brightly colored trees in the fading fall.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/200″ exposure.

Evening Grosbeak

An male evening grosbeak in our front yard birch

We put our bird feeders back up the other day and the usual suspects are coming back. It took the chickadees about 10 minutes to discover the feeders. A pair of evening grosbeaks showed up yesterday. We used to get great flocks of grosbeaks in the winter maybe 15 years ago. In recent years, however, they’ve been quite scarce. I’m not sure why that is, but is was nice to see the pair yesterday. I wonder if they’ll stick around.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 286mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/500″ exposure.

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