John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World


December 2016


A solitary beech leaf beneath a drift’s curl

Out skiing in the backcountry today, I came across this beech leaf beneath the curl of a new snowdrift.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 19mm, ISO 800, f/14, 1/60″ exposure


Dried ferns frosted along Fargo Brook

Moist air from open water combine with below zero temperatures to create fine frost crystals on dried ferns along Fargo Brook.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/11, 1/100″ exposure.

Nap time

A female downy woodpecker catches a nap on a nearby birch

This female downy woodpecker was hanging out near our suet feeder. She would fly to the feeder to snack a bit, then fly back to the birch and tuck her head under her wing to catch a nap. I’m not sure if she might have been a bit under the weather, as I don’t think taking a nap in broad daylight is normal behavior. Still, the little ball of fluff attached to the birch was quite cute!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 246mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/640″ exposure.

Earning your turns

Two skiers decend at Mad River Glen

Having earned their turns, two skiers head down the mountain past the still Single Chair at Mad River Glen yesterday. It was a busy day on the mountain with quite a few people putting on their climbing skins to make the trek to the summit of General Stark Mountain. And it was well worth the effort!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/1600″ exposure.

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