01.05.2021 A few favorites from the first quarter

Picking favorites is a challenge.  I had a bunch so decided to do it by yearly quarters and just a couple from each month. Some of you have seen them all. Others maybe not.

So far the first image, which is the earliest, is likely my favorite of the entire year.  More to come from Spring.

I have fallen quite behind in my responses and comments on your blogs.  I’ll catch up.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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28 Responses to 01.05.2021 A few favorites from the first quarter

  1. They’re worth seeing again, and all retain their appeal.

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  2. Great series of images Steve! Even if you had posted them before! Nice to enjoy them again!😊

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    • Thanks, Reed. I do enjoy seeing them again because we shoot so many during the year that it is easy to forget them. Sometimes when I am in the field concentrating on my current subject I forget what I shot earlier in the morning even. :-).

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  3. Mike Powell says:

    What wonderful images, Steve. It is really cool to see them in small batches like this. I have some friends on Facebook that occasionally do postings with 30+ photos and that is too much to handle at one sitting. I can see why it is so hard to choose favorites–each of these is exquisite in its own unique way.

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  4. Littlesundog says:

    I nice, just right number of images to scroll through. I love the serenity of the second photo, but those last two ice photos are eye-catching for me. Well done, Steve!!

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Ice is endlessly fascinating, each a work of art. Beautiful.

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  6. Todd Henson says:

    Great selection! I think the first is my favorite, as well. I do also keep going back to that human figure in the ice with Mickey Mouse ears or perhaps stretching their hands over their head. 🙂 Ice is like clouds, so many ways to interpret what you see.

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  7. I’m partial to the ice formations.

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  8. All wonderful!!! Looking back a whole years worth can be daunting but rewarding too! I like the first cascade and the warm reflections … looks like gold in the rocks.

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  9. krikitarts says:

    I’m behind again too, but must chime in that, if I must choose, your last image in this series is the one that speaks to me most clearly.

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  10. shoreacres says:

    The last is my favorite, although the skunk cabbage is a compelling image. I didn’t go back to see if my vision of #3 and #5 has changed, but I see by your captions I’m seeing what you did: mitosis in one, and a torso in the other — although instead of a torso, today I saw a mother with two children clinging to her (the children being the ‘Mickey Mouse ears’).

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  11. bluebrightly says:

    That’s a good idea, Steve, and it’s fun to see these now because they’re so timely in terms of the season. The swirly ice might be my favorite but it’s hard to choose. I’m just glad your fingers cooperated well enough to make these.

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    • Thanks, Lynn. Yes, winter is a challenge for my fingers. We’ve been having a relatively warmish winter so they aren’t having as hard a time as usual. But with that comes a dearth of ice opportunities. The feathery swirls seem to be what most favor here.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Our winter is warmer than usual so far too, and that means no ice at all, period. But Wednesday I found the first two little leaves of a Platanthera orchid embedded in the moss on a ledge in a nearby park. I was so excited. Those are the orchids I went crazy for last summer. The leaves come up early and get to work making food for the flower which won’t emerge until July.

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      • Wow! That’s quite a head start. One of our orchids, Goodyera tessalata, aka Checkered Rattlesnake Plantain, often shows its foliage quite early (actually may be evergreen, I am not sure) as well and doesn’t flower until July.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Goodyera grows here, too, in much the same habitat as the Platanthera orchids. When I see Goodyera I start looking for the Rein orchids. The Goodyera leaves here are visible all year – definitely evergreen – so it can be hard to tell how fresh they are. The Rein orchid leaves will shrivel up around bloom time.

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