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John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World

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Morning dew

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Tiny dew droplets catch the morning sun

Tiny dew droplets sparkle in the morning sun in this very close look at a blade of grass. The “large” central drop is perhaps on millimeter in diameter.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/250″ exposure.

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Beaded

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Morning dew on sensitive fern

Morning dew forms perfect beads of water on the tip of a sensitive fern leaf.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/16, 1/500″ exposure.

Bleeding Hearts

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Bleeding hearts in bloom in our ornamental garden

Bleeding hearts are in bloom now in our ornamental garden. Though I usually photograph wildflowers, these showy cultivars couldn’t help but draw my lens!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/4, 1/1000″ exposure

“F” is for Fern

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A new fern curls to suggest its first letter

The ostrich ferns are unfurling along Fargo Brook. It wasn’t until I processed this image that I realized it suggested the letter “F”

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, IOS 1250, f/4, 1/500″ exposure

Bloodroot and tin

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Bloodroot and rusted tin

I couldn’t resist the juxtaposition of these lovely bloodroot blossoms and the rusted tin can that we came across the other day while walking along the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail in St. Johnsbury.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 81mm, ISO 800, f/9, 1/250″ exposure.

Wild Oats

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Wild oats in bloom near a local beaver pond

Wild oats (a.k.a. sessile bellwort) are in bloom. These diminutive plants grow in colonies. They spread asexually by means of long underground stolons (think rhizomes) with most plants in a colony not flowering. There’s a prodigious colony up past the beaver pond along the old Mailbox trail.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 1250, f/8, 1/125″ exposure.

Red Trillium

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Red trillium blooming along Taft Road

Red trillium (also known as wake-robin) is blooming along Taft Road. This wine colored three-petaled flower is a real eye-catcher against the forest floor this time of year.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 1250, f/10, 1/160″ exposure

Amelanchier

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Amelanchier blooming along Taft Road

Amelanchier (also known as serviceberry, shadbush, and shadblow, among others) is a flowering shrub that blooms this time of year. Its white blossoms are quite visible in the woods before the rest of the neighboring trees have leafed out.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/2.8, 1/4000″ exposure.

 

Spring Beauty

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An exceptionally colorful spring beauty blooming in the woods

Virginia Spring Beauties (Claytonia virginica) are quite common in our woods this time of year and are one of the very earliest spring ephemeral wildflowers. We’re getting into peak season for them now, and the woods around here are carpeted in places smell sweetly of so many little flowers. This particular blossom popped out to me as it had the brightest and most vibrant pink of any that I saw on my walk yesterday.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/320″ exposure

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