First snows of winter are often wet clinging to the countryside at least for a short time. Smaller shrubs, with a heavy burden of fallen snow, bow down under the weight of the winter season now upon them. Trees show evidence of the previous storm’s direction. While moss may grow heaviest on the North side of trees, snow cakes the West side of these trees. Trees of by gone days lay in the creek, reminiscent of river log runs that were the back bone of Wisconsin’s economy so many years back.
This female cardinal and her partner are year round habitants of our neighborhood and a frequent visitor to our bird feeders. One snowy day, she sat in a pine tree just outside my window. I quickly set up my camera with a telephoto lens. Positioning the camera to suggest a shaft of light was spotlighting her, she stayed just long enough for me to capture this image. Her male partner is featured in an earlier post.
This male cardinal is a year round habitant of our neighborhood and a frequent visitor to our bird feeders. On one snowy day, he sat in a pine tree just outside my window. I quickly set up my camera with a telephoto lens. The window had a fine layer of hoar frost, my fist was just the perfect size to melt a small window through the frost. The telephoto lens allowed the background to be blurred and the hoar frost caste a softness to rest of the image.
This image has become a popular note card especially around the Christmas season.
Early Winter in Wisconsin often displays the breaths of winter upon a landscape that has just been covered with a light blanket of snow. Cloudless nights allow the day’s blanket of warm air to escape into the atmosphere quickly dropping the temperature. Nature’s moist breath then forms delicate frost on the landscape.
Panoramic photography is a technique of photography using specialized equipment or software that captures images with horizontally elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography. My panoramic photographs are constructed from a series of carefully captured digital images that then have been combined into one on a computer.