John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World


New Hampshire

Franconia Raven

A raven surveys the scene atop Little Haystack Mtn.

I hike the Franconia Ridge in the White Mountains the other day. Two ravens were mingling with the other hikers atop Little Haystack Mountain looking for dropped food or handouts—no doubt a pretty reliable source of food for the birds. Ravens are very intelligent birds (like all corvids including crows and jays). I got the impression that these two birds hung out on the summits a lot as they were quite used to people (not necessarily a good thing…) They let me get within about 3′ of them!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/18, 1/400″ exposure.

Leafy Pool

Multiple layers in a White Mountain pool
Multiple layers in a White Mountain pool

On our way to the Maine coast for vacation this past week, we stopped by a beaver pond along the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. This pool attracted my eye for the multiple levels of interest within it: the leaves floating on top, the rocks on the bottom, and the reflection of the sky and trees.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 70mm, ISO 1000, f/22, 1/13″ exposure.

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