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Acton Arboretum 2022.2

July 14, 2022 - Here are a few more flower images which I've added to my 2022 collection of Acton Arboretum flowers. I was equipped with...
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Lamb's-Ear flowering plant and a photogenic Bumble Bee

July 05, 2022 - I spent an hour at the Arboretum this past weekend, seeing what I could do on an overcast day. It seems to me I am trave...
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Yellow Jacket on Long Stem Buttercup Flower

June 12, 2022 - I went over to the Acton Arboretum with my camera, a 80-300mm full frame equivalent zoom lens, and a fold-up stool, hopi...
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The Irises are blooming like crazy

May 28, 2022 - Our front yard irises all seemed to bloom en masse two days ago (April 26), which was one day before they bloomed the pr...
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Acton Arboretum 2022

May 25, 2022 - The Acton Arboretum is within minutes of my house (by car). The last couple of years it has been quite crowded, even mid...
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I'm Happy with these eight images from Acton Arboretum

May 19, 2021 - It's been a year since I've taken any flower photos anywhere other than in our yard. The Acton Arboretum was open last y...
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Maple Seed Helicopters

May 02, 2021 - It is with great relief that we picked up 3 1/2" of rain this week. While other parts of the country are being flooded,...
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Macros: Discoveries viewed on the monitor but not seen in the Field

December 16, 2020 - One reason I love macro images is that when they are viewed on a monitor they are larger than real-life. (Though I suppo...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: #23: Frosty Oak Leaf

November 16, 2020 - Saturday night was cold, and gave us our first real frost of the season. The result was a rather beautiful Sunday mornin...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: #21: Water Droplets and Crane Fly and Butterfly

November 03, 2020 - Despite the title, the actual common theme in these four photos is the greenery. These are the leaves (fronds?) of a bed...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: #20: Snowiest October on Record

October 31, 2020 - Yesterday Boston received 3.5" of snow. That's a record for October, going back to the beginning of when records were ke...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: #19: "October Fern"

October 30, 2020 - Many of our ferns have crumbled into dust as the fall has progressed, yet a few (different variety?) are working hard to...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: #18: Wabi-Sabi Oak Leaf

October 27, 2020 - Until a year ago I had never heard of wabi-sabi*, but it was chosen by my photoclub as one of our monthly assignments la...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: #17: Fall Ferns

October 11, 2020 - When sitting outside and enjoying our yard, I spent the summer looking at this clump of ferns surrounding the double tru...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: #16: “Broomrape” flower – What a strange and off-putting name

September 07, 2020 - “Broomrape” – What a strange and off-putting name for this small group of flowers on the edge of our gravel driveway. I...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: 15: Garlic Chive Flowers

September 04, 2020 - Not much of a story here. But I liked the pretty flowers. Laurie bought some seedlings in the spring to create a small...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: 14: Cosmos Blossom with one Drop of Water Remaining

September 01, 2020 - I snapped this blossom on our deck after the rain stopped Saturday, but before the last drop of water fell from the peta...
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Vignettes are a Nice Technique in Flower Photography. Here's and example

August 30, 2020 - A great use for a vignette is with flower photography. It is a very effective way to focus attention on the flower(s) an...
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Stay-at-Home Photography: 13: Garden Geranium

August 24, 2020 - Our little geranium plants have been blooming all summer. I wish we had more of them. The two blossoms in this photo ar...
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Stay-at-Home Photography: 12: Spirea

August 22, 2020 - On the line between our property and our neighbor is a beautiful Spirea bush. I'd say it's 10 feet in diameter and 8 fee...
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Stay-at-Home Photography: 11: Perfect Dandelion

August 20, 2020 - Many of us are constantly battling with dandelions, trying to keep them out of our lawns. They are weeds and we don't li...
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Stay-at-Home Photography: 10: Mini Oak Leaf

August 18, 2020 - I plucked this off a tiny oak sapling. It couldn't have measured longer than one inch. Held up to the light (with the gr...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: 9: Orange and Green

August 16, 2020 - Even before I saw a few of these downed leaves in the yard yesterday, I was saying it felt like fall. High temperatures...
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Stay-at-Home Photography: 8: Blueberry Blossoms with Stacking

August 13, 2020 - It's hard to believe that I stacking 23 images to create this one image. All images were stacked automatically in Photos...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: 6: "Maple Tree 'Helicopters'"

August 09, 2020 - Photographed in May, my notes tell me that this set of helicopters was lying on our driveway after a windy night, with t...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: 5: Backlit Maple Leaf

August 06, 2020 - This photo of a backlit maple leaf was taken as the sun was getting low, about 5:30pm in May. I find orange against gree...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: 4: Baby Maples Leaves

August 04, 2020 - One of the nice things about plants, flowers, and trees in the spring is the new growth. Walking around the backyard in...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photography: 3: Phlox

July 20, 2020 - A fresh blossom along the rock wall surrounding our house, u sing the small and lightweight package of a Panasonic GX80/...
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Stay-at-Home Backyard Photos: 1: Rhododendron

June 14, 2020 - It's now been three months with our state's "stay at home" and "safer at home" rules in play. My wife and I have done ju...
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