Revealed

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Nikon D5100 f/16 ISO 400 1/90 sec 55-300@240mm – Summer 2012

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A Misty, Moisty Morning

We have not been overwhelmed with rain. The soil is still dry and dusty.

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Nikon D5100 f/4.5 ISO 800 1/180 sec 5-300@98mm – Summer 2012

But we have had cool enough weather that the dew point was higher than the ambient temperature, resulting in a pleasant silvery mist at dawn.

Interstitial Ripple

The ripple between reality and reflection:

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Nikon D5100 f/11 ISO 800 1/250sec 55-300@300mm – Summer 2012

The texture of this old log caught my attention.  I admired the contrasting texture of the water all around the log. I loved the reflection of the log in the water beneath. The ripple between reality and reflection completed it for me 🙂

Moment of Rest

In the perpetual busy-ness that seems to constitute the life of a dragonfly, this moment of repose must feel especially restful.

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Nikon D5100 f/13 ISO 400 1/350sec 300mm – Summer 2012

Recently I was watching a large dragonfly when I heard an especially loud buzzing noise. Right there in front of me was a hummingbird (not much bigger than the dragonfly I had been focusing on)! He studied me for a moment, then perched on a branch overhead. I was too slow moving the camera into position. Apparently the hummingbird is just as busy as your average dragonfly, and away he buzzed, lost to sight in a second.