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Song Sparrow

A song sparrow cuts loose in our front field
A song sparrow cuts loose in our front field

I spent some time stalking this song sparrow yesterday morning as he hopped about in the sumac in part of our front field. He didn’t seem too bothered by my presence, allowing me to get in fairly close as he hopped from branch to branch pausing to loose is lovely song.

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/1250″ 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

Middle of a stream

Spring runoff in Fargo Brook
Spring runoff in Fargo Brook

The water is running in Fargo Brook as the snow melts at higher elevations. A slow shutter speed captures some interesting textures.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 70mm, circular polarizer, ISO 50, f/9, 1/10″ exposure

Bloodroot

Bloodroot flowering down by Fargo Brook
Bloodroot flowering down by Fargo Brook

One of the first of the spring ephemerals, bloodroot is blooming down near Fargo Brook!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 800, f/18, 1/125″ exposure

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