Photo Of The Week: Up Close & Personal

A few splotches of color returned to the landscape this week. Not that we’ve been living in a totally drab world; the Sasanquas and Camellias have been showing their glory  since late October.  Now the Daffodils and Japanese Quince have joined the chorus.

The occasion prompted some lens changes.  The 60 mm and 105 mm macro lenses were clicked into place as I waded into the Daffodil patch and the huge, very prickly Japanese Quince.   It was a nice preview of what’s to come in a few months.  Thanks for the look and have a good week ahead. _dsc8649_dsc8592-1

Photo Of The Day: American Beauty Berries


II had never heard of these before relocating to the Family Farm. Never seen them either.  They grow wild along the edges of the woods and produce purple berries early every fall.   I’d been here for several years before I came across them.  I’m told the birds simply beat me to them.  They feast on the berries quickly stripping the branches and in the process help to reseed the plants.     I like photographing them as much as the birds like to eat them.  The leaves are quite thin  and translucent  making for great light play.  Shot with a Nikon 60mm Micro lens on a D7k Camera.

Thanks for the look.  Have a nice Sunday Evening and a terrific week ahead.