Flags of Spring

Japanese Maple with bright red Formosa Azalea flowers in the background.  

                                                        Nikon D7100, Center Weight Metering, Shutter Priority, f5.6, 1/400, Auto

                                                         White Balance, ISO 400

Cherry Blossoms. 

Nikon D7100, Shutter Priority, Center Weight Metering, f/7.1, 1/640, Auto

White Balance, ISO 400

 

The wind off the ocean is pretty much constant here so most of my flower shots

are done in Shutter Priority.

Thanks for the visit. Blue skies and green lights in the week ahead.  See you

next time.

Photo Of The Day: Cherry Blossoms

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Cherry Blossoms here on the farm on a very windy day.  Given the conditions, I had little choice but to use Shutter Priority Mode for this shot.  I dialed up the shutter speed to either 1/400 or 1/500 for this shot which was enough to grab these blowing blooms with a reasonable degree of sharpness. Waiting another day was not an option. We’re expecting a very hard freeze tonight.  The weather people are evening forecasting a good chance of snow flurries overnight. April first is our average last day for a hard freeze here on the coast so I suspect, I hope, this will be winter’s last stand.  It’s not leaving without a fight.  Thanks for the look and have a great weekend.

First Flutterby

Sometimes you just get lucky.  I had ventured up to the entrance to the farm to grab a few shots of the newly opened Cherry Blossoms.  I had my first shot all framed up and locked into position on my tripod when along comes this Gorgeous Monarch Butterfly and plops himself right on my focus point.  Three quick snaps and Whoosh, he was gone.  I waited for a while to see if he would come back but I suppose he had other blooms to call upon.   The first shot was the charm.  It was a good day.  See you next time on most of this same site.