Signs of Spring

by Bethany Plonski February. 17, 2019 345 views

Here we are mid February and all the leaves and blossoms are just waiting to burst forth.

These make me think of Ivan Karamazov's sticky little leaves.

These make me think of Ivan Karamazov's sticky little leaves.

I have to laugh any time I see a robin now. In the last two weeks there have been tons of them mobbing the parking lot at my work. Every morning when I get there, it's like some Alfred Hitchcock situation. They are stripping the last of the winter berries off the bushes and making quite a mess of all the cars while they're at it. Really earning their nickname of sh*tbirds.

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Björn Roose 11 months, 1 week ago

I just had to give a star to every photo in this series. Great work, Bethany ! smile

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Björn Roose 11 months, 1 week ago

Glad you like them! smile I think I need to get out during golden hour more often.

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Sherry Hill 11 months, 1 week ago

beautiful.. i love the DOF and bokeh.. 
i used to take robins for granted.. then you look at them thru a camera lens and they are gorgeous birds..

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Sherry Hill 11 months, 1 week ago

Thank you! And I think I took robins for granted too. I didn't realize how intricately patterned their feathers are until I saw them through the lens. Such pretty birds!

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Heike 11 months, 1 week ago

Great photos, Bethany. We are not at that stage yet, but we had a pretty warm weekend (15°C/59F) and I discovered a little green shoot in one of my plant pots on the balcony. smile

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Heike 11 months, 1 week ago

Thank you! It's so encouraging to see signs of life again after winter, isn't it? smile

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Antonio Gil 11 months, 1 week ago

So beautiful post. Love the way you've used DOF in first ones, and the robin is amazing

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months, 1 week ago

Thank you! I loved how the light was hitting the blossoms and leaves.

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Laurie Madsen 11 months, 1 week ago

Gee, hope we aren't too far behind...everything is covered in snow, but it seems like spring wants to come early by looking at everyone's posts!
Thanks for sharing these beautiful signs of spring!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Laurie Madsen 11 months, 1 week ago

It sure feels like it's early this year! I'm still a little bummed that we didn't get any snow this winter (not that we ever get much), so thank you for sharing photos of your winter wonderland! smile

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Bethany Plonski 11 months, 1 week ago

I should post some panoramas of snow for you!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Laurie Madsen 11 months, 1 week ago

I would love that! smile

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Bethany Plonski 11 months, 1 week ago

Ok,
Let me know what you think of them.
Unfortunately they don't display well as they are so WIDE.

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Pete 11 months, 1 week ago

very nice against the dark background.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Pete 11 months, 1 week ago

Thank you! I was lucky to catch the golden hour on Saturday. And now for another week of rain...

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Pete Replied to Bethany Plonski 11 months, 1 week ago

Great excuse the relax with a good book and coffee. Enjoy it

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