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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring Snow






We got some snow late yesterday afternoon!
I thought I'd see if I could capture a snowflake or two
with my macro lens.  Not as good as Wilson Bentley
but not bad for little old me. ha.

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  1. Good effort though . . . I bet Wilson Bentley used a telescope attachment and the snowflake was dead flat so depth of focus was even. I think it must be very difficult to do. We had an hour of sleet today . . .brrr! . . . :)

    Am I first?

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    1. Yes, his were with a telescope attachment and he mounted them on black cloth while standing outside. I just stepped out and snapped a few as they landed on the bushes. I wasn't really trying to make them as good as him but just to capture some of the detail.

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    2. I reckon they are really good Betsy, my little snowflake . . . :)

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    3. I'll have to practice next winter and see if I can improve.

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  2. Awesome! It was a pretty snow here yesterday, too. They were the biggest snow flakes I had ever seen.

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    1. It was pretty! It's still exciting to me whenever it snows. I think it's so cool. :)

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  3. Oh I think your capture is magnificent. I just keep going back and looking...Beautiful. So sparkly.. Sunshine here today. Landscapers are out pruning already as the vines are growing like crazy.

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    1. I didn't think I did too bad! :) We just don't appreciate that each one is a beautiful, intricate shape when we see it as a big white mass. haha.

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  4. Very nice. I'm glad to say we did NOT have snow today :-)

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    1. Ours is gone today but it was pretty while it was here!

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  5. Excellent!
    That lens is getting a workout!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Do you think that was the last snow of the season? ha. Hard to tell! Freezing today!

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    2. We might get freezing rain tomorrow....YIKES!

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    3. I don't think we're done! Better not pack away the boots!

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    4. My flip flops are at the door!

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    5. ha...well, at least wear socks with them!

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  6. You did a good job..very pretty!

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    1. They are pretty, aren't they? Little miracles, each one!

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  7. Not bad indeed
    there at your feed
    As little old you
    Only got a few
    We still have a ton
    Want an igloo done?

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    1. Send me an igloo!
      I'll decorate it in blue.
      I'll still watch birds out the window
      and whisper to cats below.
      ha.

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  8. Pretty cool to see such intricacies. You did a fabulous job!

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    1. It was pretty fun! I almost wish it would snow again so I could practice a little more!

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    2. Well, send me some if it does!

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  9. Wow - these are gorgeous shots Betsy!

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    1. Not too bad for a first try! I was freezing while I took them, though! ha.

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  10. Beautiful captures and so detailed...... SWEET.

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    1. Probably the last snow...glad I caught them!

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  11. Such pretty pics you have been putting up lately. Wonderful! Taria

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    1. Shall I send you some snow? ha.

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    2. We can use moisture anyway we can get it. Boy is it dry here but been about 75 out lately. A few weeks of nice weather and then the heat goes up! Send rain, send snow, yes. : ) Taria

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  12. These are so precious - especially against the green. I can't stop looking at them!

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    1. Those pine needles held them up nicely!

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  13. Hi Betsy - love the snowflakes and Bentley was extraordinary .. his attention to detail and dedication to his passion ... he's crept into my world a few times recently .. though I'm happy without any of that Spring Snow here! Lovely images you've given us - cold though .. we have sunshine today! Cheers Hilary

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    1. He was extraordinary...especially for the 1800's! The sun is breaking through the grey this morning....might actually feel like spring!

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  14. You pictures are chilling!
    I can't believe you still are getting snow.
    Maybe you won't have as many Bugs this summer!

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    1. It's fairly common for us...March and April are such a tease here...cold enough for winter coats in the morning but warmer in the afternoons.
      We dress in layers and check the forecast every morning before getting dressed. ha.

      One year I do remember it was warm for a couple of weeks and then we had a hard freeze. The bugs were significantly less that year...it was great! ha.

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  15. What do you know... winter does have hidden beauty.

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    1. Yes, it does! But I think I'm looking forward to photographing some sprouting leaves and buds...and I know you are! ha.

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  16. We have had SUNSHINE for two days and I FEEL the good medicine in that for me! Beautiful snowflakes, but I'm happy for some warmer weather and NO RAIN for awhile. ;) blessings ~ tanna

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    1. You're just like The Mister. ...the sunshine dictates how he feels! Sunny = happy. :)

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  17. I think you did a fabulous job. but...boo to snow in the spring!!!!

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    1. We had a few flakes even today! Spring is NOT here yet, no matter what the calendar says!

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  18. HERE I AM!! (Better late than never!) I love the snowflakes!! Good selective focus and depth of field, and good composition. If you guys keep having snow up that way, I'd like a picture of YOU making snow angels.... maybe that will be our tomato bet this year!! But get the picture now! HAHAHA..... (I'm just messing with you...)

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    1. Not bad for my first try, right? I love how sparkly they are...and at least you can see a little definition in them. I'll have to keep practicing.
      Snow angels? hahahaha.....this bet isn't fair, you know...you are ALWAYS going to have the first red tomato!

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