Spring sure has sprung around here. When the Purple Iris show up, tucked away behind the foliage at the end of our driveway, I know it has officially arrived. These guys are spectacular. So…well…flowery. I mean, they have a delicate yet powerful quality to them that makes them special. This image was taken with my Fuji XT-1 and the 56mm f1.2. That lens totally rocks. I love the bokeh it produces and the narrow depth of field is a lot of fun to play with. Just in case you have never heard of “bokeh” before, it means…the visual quality of the out-of-focus area of a photographic image.
Orioles love Grape Jelly. We keep this feeder topped up all spring and summer while the Orioles are here. This little guy had no fear as my wife spoons in a fresh supply. Not even waiting for it to drop in the cup this little one began eating right away.
And sorry for being away from the blog for so long. I’m back in action so expect more posts soon.
It is Winter. There is snow. There are interesting things to photograph.
My lovely wife said “They look like lollipops”
We have this Barberry shrub that we leave a birdbath under. The Barberry has thousands of thorns on it so it acts as protection for the smaller birds. It is a great spot for the chipmunks to get some water as well. This time of year, as the leaves fall and between water top-ups, there is an interesting mix of colours and textures. The Red of the barberries, in particular, stand out amongst the others.