The first day of summer

by Helen Hooker June. 01, 2020 436 views
A dog rose in Alsa Woods on my way to the nature reserve

A dog rose in Alsa Woods on my way to the nature reserve

For the official first day of summer I returned to the Aubrey Buxton Nature Reserve. Sometimes travelling light, as I did today with just a camera and single lens works well. It removes choices, so you just have to focus on using the focal length you’ve selected.

Crossing the M11 motorway

Crossing the M11 motorway

Today this strategy worked perfectly, right up to the point where I found lots of vivid blue dragonflies by the top pond. Suddenly an 85mm lens wasn’t enough! That wasn’t going to stop me trying to photograph them and I caught a single fleeting shot as one of them paused on a nearby fern, albeit small in the frame. At least I know what sort of lens I need to take with me for my visit!

1 June 2020

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Jim Hooker 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Antonio got it exactly right.

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Antonio Gil 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful post. Love composition and bokeh of last one.

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