08.23.2021 Not what I was looking for…

Although I was just there on Saturday and there are so many places to visit, I decided to return to Moosehorn Pond this morning.  I have wanted to photograph a particular flower, Marsh St. Johnswort, for a few years and seem to always be off on my timing.  There is one at the pond in bud but I think it won’t be open until the end of the week.  I may make a trip back on Thursday rather than wait and miss it.

But…while I was there of course I walked around looking for bullfrogs.  And while searching I came across this early autumn adopter.  I can’t really name this post Macro Monday as I was a distance from the leaf and used all 800mm to reach it.

Because of the distance and angle the back and stem are a bit soft but I think the image works just the same. I focused on the front because I absolutely wanted that sharp. f/22 still lacked some dof.


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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26 Responses to 08.23.2021 Not what I was looking for…

  1. susantcloutier says:

    Is this the species? Triadenum virginicum

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  2. Very nice, Steve! Great composition, focus and color contrast. Sorry for the harbinger of the end of summer.

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    • Thanks! We’ve had, for us, a very hot summer, Ellen. And a fair amount of rain as well. I am actually looking forward to autumn as I do most years. I totally missed it in 2018 and now can’t wait every year. It’s a toss up whether I get more excited about Spring or Fall. Probably Spring because as much as I love Autumn, winter and snow follows. 🙂

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      • Autumn is one of the things I miss about New England, but as you say it is followed by some not so nice stuff. I do not miss the drudgery and cold of winter.

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      • I am no fan of shoveling and hauling firewood not to mention spending sweaty summer days at the log splitter. But I do like the variation of the seasons and really enjoy photographing ice so I won’t be heading south any time soon. 🙂

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  3. Ann Mackay says:

    I like the way the autumnal leaf is sitting on the green one. There are slight touches of yellow creeping in here and one or two bright red geranium leaves. Makes me want to shout ‘No – not yet!

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    • It does seem a little early still as we are only slightly past Mid-August. But just like with my early onset gray hair back in my youth, there are always a few leaves showing like this during the summer here.I was happy to see the colorful leaf sitting on the green one. Thanks, Ann.

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  4. That’s pretty good depth of field for an 800mm focal length.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    I noticed the wind brought down a lot of these early leaves and a ton of wild cherries in the woods. I am also noticing a rosy blush on the red maples– so hard to believe they’ll be turning and falling in a month or so.

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    • All this rain isn’t doing us any favors for good color this autumn. Rain and heat make them turn fast so we should be hoping for cool dry weather for the next month. I didn’t see any major wind damage during my trip to New Salem.

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  6. The dark background, bright leaf, and glittering water droplets make for a very attractive composition, Steve. And act as a reminder that autumn is just around the corner.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    Just as you envy our early spring flowers, I can’t help but envy these attractive hints of coming autumn.We’re still well out from any real change, so it’s nice to see these autumn colors and dream.

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  8. Gallivanta says:

    If only we could all fall so elegantly!

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  9. Ms. Liz says:

    That’s simply stunning, Steve. Nigel says it would make a fantastic poster and, “those beads of water.. I mean.. they just pop don’t they?” he said. ~they do indeed, we love the photo 🙂

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  10. Beautifully contrasting tones and colors. And form.

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