Elusive Wildflowers Part 4 – Indian Cucumber Root

This little wonder hides in plain sight.  For years I've been marching past stands of them, ignoring them as just part of the undergrowth.  This year though I looked closer and wondered what they were.  Then the other day I noticed they made the most delicately strange little flowers under those leaves.  I wasn't prepared... Continue Reading →

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Luna Waxing

Yesterday on the return leg of a hike up some small mountains in southern NH, I spied this beauty on a striped maple.  It's a rare and wondrous luna moth and the backlight was a bonus.  Judging by the bushy and feathery antennae, it's probably a male.  It had newly emerged from the cocoon and... Continue Reading →

Don’t Panic

For the last few days I've been grounded with the car in the shop for new brakes and some other fiddly bits.   So I went into the yard with the 90mm macro, a 25mm extension tube and a ring flash.  What do you know, abstract macro. And if you know where your towel is... Continue Reading →

Tools of the Task

Lots of people have done a 'what's in my camera bag' type post and have dragged every last bit of kit out of each and every nook and cranny of their bags.  Kind of interesting, but out of all that stuff I'd like to know what a person really uses to create her images.  I... Continue Reading →

Waterfalls and Wildflowers

Crazy, huh?  Spring is so...springy.  The two Ws are just irresistible - wildflowers and waterfalls. I've shot these particular falls before, but after a big storm knocked branches and whole trees down so the cascades were a mess.  When I saw fellow photographer Jeff Newcomer's recent post about Garwin falls, I saw they were clear... Continue Reading →

Wildflower Roundup

As these are pretty common flowers (apart from the columbine, which I shot a few weeks ago) I'm not including them in the elusive category.  Popular and ubiquitous or not though, I can't resist them. Wait!!! How did that last one get in there?? Heh.

Singing of Swamps and Waterfalls

Before I head out today in quest for more wildflowers, I'll share a couple more favorite spots.  First is Senter Falls on Cold Brook. Why the heck they're called that, I don't know.  I suspect my friend Mike made it up.  It's a relatively popular location for local photographers and I've shot it several times.... Continue Reading →

The Mighty Piscataquog

The Piscataquog is my favorite river.  I know, weird, huh?  It's an important waterway not only for people, but for many animals and plants that thrive in the ancient glacial habitats along its course. It has 3 branches (north, middle and south), runs for 57 miles with little interruption and its name translates from a... Continue Reading →

The Sweet Spot

Because the forecast called for overcast skies with a minimal chance of rain, I decided to take a ride over to one of my favorite little conservation areas to see if the brook was flowing and if there might be any wildflowers about.  Pulpit Rock is about 20 minutes away and, while small, gave me... Continue Reading →

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