John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World



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

In the woods

A little experimentation with motion blur in the Audubon Nature Center woods this morning…

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ various lengths, ISO 100, f/22, 0.2″ exposures.


Unusual barbed wire in the woods above Fargo Brook

While walking in the woods above Fargo Brook the other day, I came across quite a bit of this unusual flat-twisted barbed wire. I hadn’t come across it before.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 34mm, ISO 400, f/4.5, 1/200″ exposure.


Bark curls off a dying birch

Looking at birch bark from a slightly different angle. Golden ratio anyone?

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 30mm macro prime, ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/1600″ exposure.

Gold and copper

Gold and copper beech leaves against a blue sky
Gold and copper beech leaves against a blue sky

Beech trees are some of the late fall holdouts—keeping a tenacious grip on their leaves sometimes all the way through the winter. I love the way their leaves shift from green to gold to copper and then, sometimes, to ghostly bleached white in the wintertime.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 20mm lens, ISO 200, f/1.7, 1/6500″ exposure.

Willow Burst

Willows bursting in a nearby wetland
Willows bursting in a nearby wetland

This variety of willow (that I’m not entirely sure of…) is one of my favorite early spring “poppers”. Its tight catkins burst into fireworks-like explosions of fuzzy yellow wonderfulness.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 120mm, ISO 640, f/14, 1/320″ exposure.

Bursting out

Willow buds and raindrops
Willow buds and raindrops

The willows along our neighbor’s fenceline are popping! I caught this trio in between rain showers this afternoon.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 1600, f/13, 1/500″ exposure


Birch bark curls
Birch bark curls

Bark curls from a cracked birch trunk.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 66mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/60″ exposure


Birch bark curls in the sun
Birch bark curls in the sun

Morning sunlight illuminates a curl of birch bark.

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 160, f/1.8, 1/2500″ exposure

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