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John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World

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snow

Lineup

A line of milkweed stems in fresh snow
A line of milkweed stems in fresh snow

I’ve really been enjoying the beautiful snow we’ve got right now (and not only for skiing!) The smoothness and openness of the world is punctuated here and there by the remains of last summer’s growth.

Copper

A red oak leaf in new fallen snow
A red oak leaf in new fallen snow

The red oak in our front yard still has plenty of leaves to contribute to the winter still life. They leathery copper color contrasts brilliantly with the new fallen snow.

Primula integrifolia

Purple primula integrifolia blooming
Purple primula integrifolia blooming

These fine and delicate alpine flowers—Primula integrifolia—were blooming in a tiny crag. Some of the Aiguilles Rouges tower above.

Alpenglow

Alpenglow on the Dôme de Goutier, Chamonix
Alpenglow on the Dôme de Goûter, Chamonix

This scene greeted us on our arrival as we stepped out onto the back deck of our chalet in Chamonix for the first time. The Dôme de Goûter and Aiguille de Bionassay were shrouded in cloud and lit up with sunset alpenglow.

White throat

A white throated sparrow in April snow
A white throated sparrow in April snow

The white throated sparrows are back and singing their clear, piping songs. I wonder if this one is as perplexed by the April snow as we are…

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 800, f/7.1, 1/1600″ exposure

This far

A tiny vine on a wire
A tiny vine on a wire

A tiny vine made it this far along a fence wire.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 120mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/1000″ exposure

I got my eye on you…

A flock of wild turkeys on Taft Hill
A flock of wild turkeys on Taft Hill

One of the flock of wild turkeys keeps a wary eye on me as I take a shot on Taft Hill yesterday.

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 400, f/25, 1/640″ exposure

Drizzle

Drizzle and drops
Drizzle and drops

A light morning drizzle and clinging drops

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 200, f/1.8, 1/2000″ exposure

Roll

A small ball of snow rolls down a hill
A small ball of snow rolls down a hill

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