Winter Shots

I find myself out of shape and out of practice with my camera.  We have had an unusual winter this year–very cold in November, and very cold for the first few days of January.  Today it is warm, however–barely above freezing now, but predicted to get close to 50 degrees F.  (That would be 10 degrees C for those of you who have measurement systems that make sense).

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These are the seed heads of foxglove beardtongue.  I did not quite get the sky color I wanted.  There is a balance between position (to get the best sky color) and fill flash balance that I did not quite get right here.

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This seed head to pale purple coneflower was better.

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And, I just love the colors of the asters.  They are magnificent when in bloom, and just as magnificent when in seed.

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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2 Responses to Winter Shots

  1. Alan @ it's not work, it's gardening! says:

    I think snowless winter scenery in general is under appreciated. The structures become much more important, and what a palette of browns and greys! I love taking photos on a warmish winter day.

  2. You did get it right. Seeing those flowerheads reminds that those seeds are both poised to disperse, or are already out there, waiting to do their miraculous germination. Just reminds you to look at your ground/ their ground and relish the weeks to come. Thanks.

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