Spring this year is a month early. It doesn't officially arrive until May 24 - the Queen's birthday. We could still be treated to some wintry weather. Our western provinces have just had some rather nasty blizzards.
My cousin in Leeds is also complaining about the cold and damp. But she is an optimist. She just bought 36 flats of pansies.
However, I am thrilled to be able to resume my weekly visits to our local horticultural gardens. Now I can start burning film (or electrons?) at a furious pace again.
The pictures prove that Shake Reduction is no miracle. Next time I'll use my monopod.
Here's wishing you a blooming May - and what is left of April.
I should preface this photo by saying I REALLY dislike squirrels. They constantly tease our dog and toss branches from the arbor vitae bushes where they live down in our yard. This one was taking advantage of the spring-like weather and the fact that it is illegal to fire even a small caliber weapon in our subdivision. Nikon D300, Kiron 80-200 f4 lens at 200mm
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What an appealing picture. I think the composition is daring and it works splendidly.
By the way, I don't know how many of you remember the old Kodachrome 10 wherein red was red was red. There was only one red. That's those tulips. MIK's red is variable and has character. Much preferable.
The problem with squirrels is they will tease dog until all they can think about is squirrels. Our's spends most of his day looking up into a tree where his occasionally has seen s squirrel. Ten years ago there were no squirrels in our neighborhood. Now there are hundreds. I'm considering getting a couple of live traps and starting a relocation program.
I took this picture with my D-90 and a 300mm-lens trough the closed window. I was just checking the batteries of my camera, as this bird landed on my balcony ca. 2m away. It`s always atvantageous to have the winows cleaned, you never know who will be the next guest (inside or outside).