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forestgnome
03-12-2008, 08:23 PM
I found this older image I took at Bond Cliff, back before digital. I'm working on a publishing a book and I keep dwelling on summer images!


http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/bondcliffraven700.jpg


post a summer shot for those of us with spring fever!

happy trails :)

Tim&Val
03-12-2008, 09:15 PM
Hope this helps! Here's one from the Ashland, NH 4th of July Parade!
http://www.barkeater.ws/parade.jpg

And Mt Chocorua in July
http://www.barkeater.ws/NH48/images/MtChocorua/20070702/img_1216.jpg

Lastly, our trail report from our trip up Monroe and Washington last June is here (http://www.barkeater.ws/NH48/images/MtMonroe/20070615/TravelLogJune152007.pdf)

Brad
03-13-2008, 06:09 AM
August 1st 2001 - up Lions Head, summit and down Tuckermans Headwall.

http://images23.fotki.com/v870/photos/8/8235/4997531/P0002002-vi.jpg

Snow at the base of the headwall - about 5 feet thick and 50-60 feet long.

http://images23.fotki.com/v868/photos/8/8235/4997531/P000201718Snow-vi.jpg

forestgnome
03-13-2008, 06:46 AM
TimandVal, very nice! Yes, that's rhodora. The other two are diapensia(white) and lapland rosebay (purple).

Brad, that's a classic image of the last remaining snow at the base of the headwall. Gives me goosebumps. ;)

JimS
03-13-2008, 10:53 AM
I can't wait for wildflower season either...just a bit over a month away now in the southern whites!

Here's my summer picture!

Now tell us about your book??? Moose encounters in the white mountains???

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2397/2324493607_0a3b179f59.jpg

edog2007
03-13-2008, 01:20 PM
Will these spring one's I took will do?:D
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/l_a29ef2885396f7c33e277a006d34ec01.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/l_7dcefb34323bb67aeb53abfb59381e94.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/l_2bf2bdd43f3f6e9232cc7582b2628f24.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/l_a8856e587050742c2ce2ba779e2283a1.jpg

KD Talbot
03-13-2008, 03:49 PM
Is that Belknap?

KDT

Bretton Woods Brat
03-13-2008, 05:19 PM
Jim, that picture is so beautiful!

edog2007
03-13-2008, 06:03 PM
Is that Belknap?

KDT

Green Mountain

KathyC
03-13-2008, 06:33 PM
Forestgnome, if you are publishing a book, I'm def. buying it. Perhaps and autographed copy....;)

I enjoy all of you photos so much.

Tim&Val
03-13-2008, 06:47 PM
TimandVal, very nice! Yes, that's rhodora. The other two are diapensia(white) and lapland rosebay (purple).


Thank you so much for the IDs! I'll add them to our Flora page on our website. I love "hunting" wildflowers with the camera. They are so much easier to chase than the fauna is!!!

Don't worry, it really seems that spring is right around the corner now.

Valerie

Brad
03-13-2008, 07:00 PM
Forestgnome, if you are publishing a book, I'm def. buying it. Perhaps and autographed copy....;)

I enjoy all of you photos so much.
Better check what the book is all about. Might be how to cook varieties of mushroom pea soup on a camp stove.

If it is about your dance parties with your friendly moose, I am buying.

Bretton Woods Brat
03-13-2008, 07:19 PM
Forestgnome, if you are publishing a book, I'm def. buying it. Perhaps and autographed copy....;)

I enjoy all of you photos so much.

Me 2 patrick! Lots of luck..:)

KD Talbot
03-13-2008, 08:10 PM
Should have known, you're from Ossipee, right? I haven't done that one, but have been meaning too.

KDT

edog2007
03-13-2008, 08:19 PM
Should have known, you're from Ossipee, right? I haven't done that one, but have been meaning too.

KDT
Yes,West Ossipee.

KD Talbot
03-13-2008, 08:38 PM
http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/39amoriah53007.jpg
:)
KDT

Bill O
03-13-2008, 08:47 PM
http://lh6.google.com/wjozanne/RPuFt3ETABI/AAAAAAAAAag/1fOtUH_A-lc/s400/wjo_std.jpg

Yes...that's the only shirt I ever wear.

And here's one of my favorite spots on the NH coast....

http://lh5.google.com/wjozanne/RmdGymRHotI/AAAAAAAABEU/wJZERLjpDDo/s800/cook0055.jpg

JimS
03-13-2008, 08:47 PM
:)
KDT


Little reminds me of spring more than trillium blooming along the trails...

Bretton Woods Brat
03-14-2008, 07:18 AM
Thinking of Summer....

Camping!
http://hotimg5.fotki.com/b/76_118/87_133/Silly-vi.jpg (http://hotimg5.fotki.com/p/b/76_118/87_133/Silly-vi.jpg)

Baseball!
http://hotimg15.fotki.com/a/76_118/87_133/game3-vi.jpg (http://hotimg15.fotki.com/p/a/76_118/87_133/game3-vi.jpg)



Any place North!
http:// http://hotimg16.fotki.com/a/76_118/87_133/barryandme-vi.jpg (http://hotimg16.fotki.com/p/a/76_118/87_133/barryandme-vi.jpg)

bikehikeskifish
03-14-2008, 09:02 AM
While I have no picture, I did see 8-10 Canadian Geese flying north this morning while backing out of my garage.

Tim

mtruman
03-14-2008, 09:22 AM
And here's one of my favorite spots on the NH coast....

http://lh5.google.com/wjozanne/RmdGymRHotI/AAAAAAAABEU/wJZERLjpDDo/s800/cook0055.jpg

Extreme southern NH??????

Bill O
03-14-2008, 09:43 AM
Extreme southern NH??????

Near Portsborough, on the way Hampstead. You know, down the road from East Greenston. Like I said, on the coast.

Steve M
03-14-2008, 10:37 AM
Near Portsborough, on the way Hampstead. You know, down the road from East Greenston. Like I said, on the coast.
looks like a beautiful day. No need to go to the Bahama's with a day like that.

Tim&Val
03-14-2008, 05:42 PM
http://www.barkeater.ws/DianesButterflies/img_2536small.jpg

http://www.barkeater.ws/DianesButterflies/IMG_2581small.jpg

http://www.barkeater.ws/DianesButterflies/IMG_2576small.jpg

Valerie

mtruman
03-14-2008, 06:56 PM
Val's butterflies inspired me to go find this one:

http://lh4.google.com/mtruman42/R9r9gE_9cGI/AAAAAAAABfo/6WvpFze_hjg/s800/IMG_1295.JPG

Back a few steps for the backdrop (Stonington Harbor, CT)

http://lh6.google.com/mtruman42/R9r9gk_9cHI/AAAAAAAABfw/LAgLVRVaGhg/s800/IMG_1297.JPG

Now that everyone has me thinking of summer I can start thinking about July in Maine (Pemequid Point in this one)

http://lh5.google.com/mtruman42/R9r9fU_9cEI/AAAAAAAABfY/rsEJ2y4iDF8/s800/P1010326.JPG

Which now has Jake dreaming too...

http://lh4.google.com/mtruman42/R9r9iE_9cLI/AAAAAAAABgQ/ze8e8Ha-w3w/s800/P7080005.JPG

Then thoughts turn to Franconia Ridge and our upcoming July hike

http://lh6.google.com/mtruman42/R9r9hk_9cKI/AAAAAAAABgI/JXXW3zLWwOY/s800/IMG_1159.JPG

And August in Acadia (I still can't decide which I love more - Maine or New Hampshire)

http://lh5.google.com/mtruman42/R9r9aU_9b6I/AAAAAAAABeI/liuRqN_cavY/s800/IMG_2523.JPG

Bar Harbor from Cadillac at sunrise

http://lh3.google.com/mtruman42/R9r9Z0_9b5I/AAAAAAAABeA/ESiOx-9A5Is/s800/P1010419.JPG

Hard to beat anywhere that the mountains meet the ocean

http://lh3.google.com/mtruman42/R9r9b0_9b-I/AAAAAAAABeo/Ce2WebqGy6Y/s800/IMG_2617.JPG


Man, can't wait for summer to be here now. Thanks for kicking off this thread Patrick and giving us all something new to dream about!

parnelli
03-14-2008, 07:43 PM
http://images34.fotki.com/v1146/filexit9/ced8f/1/1042657/4292388/221.jpg

http://images32.fotki.com/v1091/fileCReh/ced8f/1/1042657/4292388/pic.jpg

http://images36.fotki.com/v1159/file8CCU/ced8f/1/1042657/4292388/22.jpg

Brad
03-14-2008, 08:29 PM
Then of course ski season starts for real.

http://images29.fotki.com/v1007/photos/8/8235/5349422/IMG_6088-vi.jpg

Swan on a pond in NC mountains

http://images24.fotki.com/v770/photos/8/8235/4998641/IMG_3230_a-vi.jpg

And the flowers come out at The Biltmore Estate

http://images24.fotki.com/v852/photos/8/8235/4998641/IMG_3322_a-vi.jpg

Steve M
03-16-2008, 10:51 PM
Here are some summertime flowers in Conway.

http://images36.fotki.com/v1160/photos/1/1138397/5151277/Picture312-vi.jpg

http://images31.fotki.com/v1101/photos/1/1138397/5151277/Picture313-vi.jpg

http://images35.fotki.com/v1127/photos/1/1138397/5151277/Picture314-vi.jpg

http://images35.fotki.com/v1128/photos/1/1138397/5151277/Picture315-vi.jpg

Brad
03-17-2008, 06:13 AM
A Bradford Pear tree the other day - not in NH.

http://images33.fotki.com/v1116/photos/8/8235/6022341/CRW_1166a-vi.jpg

mtruman
03-17-2008, 09:16 AM
A Bradford Pear tree the other day - not in NH.


Looks like Spring has arrived somewhere anyway. Won't be long in New England now. Had a flock of about 50 robins show up in our back yard at the end of last week. Always a good sign!

spyboy
03-17-2008, 10:36 AM
I hear a bunch of birds singing away outside my window right now. It's clear skies and 30 in Manchester, come on spring!

K


Looks like Spring has arrived somewhere anyway. Won't be long in New England now. Had a flock of about 50 robins show up in our back yard at the end of last week. Always a good sign!

KD Talbot
03-17-2008, 06:59 PM
Beautiful pictures, everyone!:)

KDT

forestgnome
03-18-2008, 08:39 PM
Wow! Lots of nice, warm images from everyone. Very therapeutic! Thanks for the encouragement about the book. The subject is general nature images from the WMNF.

This image is technically challanged, but it's a capture of a very special moment. A rather large sow bear is nursing her three newborn cubs in April. These are not confined animals, this is in the forest. I thought of fill-flashing the shadows, but I thought that would be pushing my luck with mama. It took me quite a while to convince her that I wasn't a threat and I felt so lucky for this to be happening right in front of me, and lucky that she was allowing my presence, I thought the flash was not a good idea.

Anyway, it was a special spring moment...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/nursingbear700.jpg

happy trails :)

KD Talbot
03-18-2008, 09:05 PM
I would have shook with excitement so much that I wouldn't have got the shot!

You rock!

KDT

Bretton Woods Brat
03-19-2008, 06:43 AM
Just amazing Patrick!
Can you tell more? Did you follow them or find them nursing? How close? Good idea about the flash!:eek:

mtruman
03-19-2008, 11:39 AM
This image is technically challanged, but it's a capture of a very special moment. A rather large sow bear is nursing her three newborn cubs in April. These are not confined animals, this is in the forest. I thought of fill-flashing the shadows, but I thought that would be pushing my luck with mama. It took me quite a while to convince her that I wasn't a threat and I felt so lucky for this to be happening right in front of me, and lucky that she was allowing my presence, I thought the flash was not a good idea.

Anyway, it was a special spring moment...

happy trails :)

Simply amazing. Apparently Dances With Mooses is also Dances With Bears. I just can't imagine what it must have been like watching this site up close.

forestgnome
03-20-2008, 06:50 AM
Early one morning I came upon the mama sleeping under that huge double white pine. My noise awoke her as we startled each other a bit. She rose quickly to her feet and huffed, popped and stomped to back me away. (Huffing is when they do a short, loud exhale. Popping is when they click their teeth, which produces a hollow pop sound in their mouth along with the clicking of teeth. Stomping is when they slap the ground with their front paw. All of these are warning signals.)

I immediately backed away a few steps and talked to her in a calm voice. She then sat down and stared at me. I just talked to her for a few minutes while she stared at me. Then she looked straight up the tree. I realized she had cubs up there so I looked up to see some branches wriggling around so I back up a bit more and took some shots of the cubs up in the branches, while talking softly to mama.

After a while, she made some very strange vocalizations toward the cubs and they immediately started coming down the tree. They wrestled each other just as kittens do as they made their way down the tree. I sensed that shot-of-a-lifetime of a tiny bear cub and I slowly took a few steps toward the tree. Again, mama rose up and huffed and stomped and popped. Again, I obeyed her and stepped back. Again, she sat back down and watched the cubs descend. One of the cubs saw me and hesitated for a moment, then looked back and forth between mama and me. I took a few steps forward and nailed a nice shot...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/cubaaa.jpg


This time mama just watched me but did not issue any more warnings. I was so happy to witness these bears and I figured I scored a nice cub image. I thought the cubs would reach the ground and all four would then disappear. Instead, mama remained seated and leaned back against the tree and they all made more strange vocalizations as the cubs crawled onto mama, still wrestling with each other, and then began to nurse. Mama kept an eye on me at first, but she got a glazed look to her after a moment and she would close her eyes, then look at me, then close her eyes again. I just had to capture the scene so I very, very slowly kept talking to her and taking a few steps closer to get as unobstructed a view as "practical":o . I had seven frames left and I was quite a beginner in '02 and I did as best I could. I might have tried for a more frontal angle, but I also felt like I was experiencing a sacred thing and a dangerous thing at the same time. Mama had accepted my presence, but a part of me felt like I watching a sacred moment and I just considered it a blessing. I shot the last frames and slowly put the the camera away and just watched a few more minutes. I then thanked mama and wished her and the babies luck in life, and slowly backed away and left the area. It was very special.

happy spring :)

parnelli
03-20-2008, 04:45 PM
thanks for sharing;)

Brad
03-20-2008, 06:33 PM
Wow! I told this story to my sister (and the fact you are working on a book) and she asked for a signed copy of teh book too.

Tim&Val
03-20-2008, 06:43 PM
Yes, you'll need to tell us where and when for the book-signing party!! Yours are the standard by which all pictures on this forum and VFTT are judged!!

Valerie

forestgnome
03-20-2008, 07:19 PM
Yes, you'll need to tell us where and when for the book-signing party!! Yours are the standard by which all pictures on this forum and VFTT are judged!!

Valerie

Whooooooa! Thanks very much. I'm happy to hear such compliments, but I can't really accept "standard bearer". Take another look at Jim Salge's image of the lupines and church on this very thread, and there are others who have mastered techniques beyond my level. But I am improving, thanks to in large part to these great photographers here and on VFTT. I do manage to find and hang out with wildlife pretty well. I hope for more such wonderful encounters.

Keep these nice spring and summer images coming.

happy spring :)

JimS
03-20-2008, 07:31 PM
Early one morning I came upon the mama sleeping under that huge double white pine. My noise awoke her as we startled each other a bit. She rose quickly to her feet and huffed, popped and stomped to back me away. (Huffing is when they do a short, loud exhale. Popping is when they click their teeth, which produces a hollow pop sound in their mouth along with the clicking of teeth. Stomping is when they slap the ground with their front paw. All of these are warning signals.)

I immediately backed away a few steps and talked to her in a calm voice. She then sat down and stared at me. I just talked to her for a few minutes while she stared at me. Then she looked straight up the tree. I realized she had cubs up there so I looked up to see some branches wriggling around so I back up a bit more and took some shots of the cubs up in the branches, while talking softly to mama.

After a while, she made some very strange vocalizations toward the cubs and they immediately started coming down the tree. They wrestled each other just as kittens do as they made their way down the tree. I sensed that shot-of-a-lifetime of a tiny bear cub and I slowly took a few steps toward the tree. Again, mama rose up and huffed and stomped and popped. Again, I obeyed her and stepped back. Again, she sat back down and watched the cubs descend. One of the cubs saw me and hesitated for a moment, then looked back and forth between mama and me. I took a few steps forward and nailed a nice shot...

This time mama just watched me but did not issue any more warnings. I was so happy to witness these bears and I figured I scored a nice cub image. I thought the cubs would reach the ground and all four would then disappear. Instead, mama remained seated and leaned back against the tree and they all made more strange vocalizations as the cubs crawled onto mama, still wrestling with each other, and then began to nurse. Mama kept an eye on me at first, but she got a glazed look to her after a moment and she would close her eyes, then look at me, then close her eyes again. I just had to capture the scene so I very, very slowly kept talking to her and taking a few steps closer to get as unobstructed a view as "practical":o . I had seven frames left and I was quite a beginner in '02 and I did as best I could. I might have tried for a more frontal angle, but I also felt like I was experiencing a sacred thing and a dangerous thing at the same time. Mama had accepted my presence, but a part of me felt like I watching a sacred moment and I just considered it a blessing. I shot the last frames and slowly put the the camera away and just watched a few more minutes. I then thanked mama and wished her and the babies luck in life, and slowly backed away and left the area. It was very special.

happy spring :)

What a tale...your ability to get close to wildlife is really a gift. And the shots that you come away with are truly special. I'll certainly be lining up to get a copy.

Coffee table books of the whites tend to have a few year run a piece. The Monkman's book was a must have a few years ago, Robert Kozlow's is (I assume) selling well now...It's great to hear that you are going to be next in line!

Tim&Val
03-21-2008, 07:17 AM
Take another look at Jim Salge's image of the lupines and church on this very thread, and there are others who have mastered techniques beyond my level.

Oooh, I'm sorry! Jim, I meant no disrespect to you or any of the other incredible photographers on the forum. I was just overwhelmed with bear cubs!!!

I'll try to think before I type next time.:o
Valerie

JimS
03-21-2008, 07:22 AM
Oooh, I'm sorry! Jim, I meant no disrespect to you or any of the other incredible photographers on the forum. I was just overwhelmed with bear cubs!!!

I'll try to think before I type next time.:o
Valerie

No need to apologize. Art is about expression, nature photography is about the experience, and viewing is for ones personal taste. I have the technical end of landscape photography down, but have nary the experience and experiences in the forest and with wildlife of forestgnome.

I'm a huge fan of his photos, and I believe he is of mine. The styles are completely different...

Besides...we both have a long way to go before we can rival this up and coming 28 year old from Oregon...
http://wildphoto.smugmug.com/gallery/1789762_r2k28#202863048

Bretton Woods Brat
03-21-2008, 07:29 AM
Thanks for sharing that story Patrick! Cant wait for the book!

Charlie
03-21-2008, 10:27 AM
i hope we at MW forum get first dibs on the book :D

forestgnome
03-21-2008, 09:14 PM
Jim, agreed 100% Your words are very kind.

The photograph "paradise garden" at your link is amazing. That is truely inspirational. But, I'd put your lupine image right up there with it.;)

happy spring :)

forestgnome
03-21-2008, 09:20 PM
OK, here's some more green. Wildlife and spring green. This is a moose I call Big Daddy. I've seen him in spring 3 out of the last 4 years. This pic really says "spring", with the color and the budding antlers and shedding winter coat...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/6-02-07-004.jpg

happy trails :)

forestgnome
03-21-2008, 09:28 PM
and trillium, the classic spring flower in WMNF...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/5-20-07-074.jpg


and an oddball trillium, which I dubbed "quadllium". :D

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/5-20-07-065.jpg


and indian poke...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/5-20-07-038.jpg


early summer....heart thumpin'!!!

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/6-23-07-004.jpg




happy trails :)

edog2007
03-21-2008, 09:49 PM
Very nice!!!

:)

Brad
04-08-2008, 04:12 PM
Well, it is spring. So, I went out to take a picture to show you all what spring looks like here in Maine this year. I stopped in Bethel, Maine and got a picture of a snowman - melting. It does have a long ways to go.

http://images34.fotki.com/v1147/photos/8/8235/6106025/CRW_1824-vi.jpg

KD Talbot
04-08-2008, 07:10 PM
First daffodil in my garden in Kingston, NH. 4/8/08.

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/daffs.jpg

KDT

Brad
04-08-2008, 07:41 PM
It is moving north.

mtruman
04-08-2008, 09:13 PM
First daffodil in my garden in Kingston, NH. 4/8/08.
KDT
I'm really jealous. Our daffodils still aren't blooming in Rhode Island yet and you've got them in NH. Is spring moving N-S this year? :confused:

Must be time to pack up and move North!

h2oeco
04-08-2008, 09:26 PM
When I left for my MWO volunteer week, daffodils were up, but not blooming, but when I got home, they were all in bloom... - NJ

Ed

forestgnome
04-08-2008, 09:40 PM
a little feeder stream...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/8-05-07-057q.jpg



bunchberry...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/8-05-07-046q.jpg



bluebells...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/8-05-07-037q.jpg



fireweed (I think)...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/8-05-07-142q.jpg


ahhh...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/8-05-07-016q.jpg


happy spring :)

mtruman
04-09-2008, 07:01 PM
scenes from Huntington Ravine last summer...

With scenes like these perhaps the perception of Huntington Ravine as the "most difficult regular trail in the White Mountains" is just a myth being perpetuated to keep the crowds down. What beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing another beautiful day Patrick.

Bill O
04-09-2008, 07:13 PM
I'm really jealous. Our daffodils still aren't blooming in Rhode Island yet and you've got them in NH. Is spring moving N-S this year? :confused:

Must be time to pack up and move North!

Kevin's deep snowpack all winter kept his flowers nice and warm. Giving them a head start on your RI dirt.

Meanwhile....45 degrees today with a strong sea breeze along the CT coast. Mid 60's in VT.

mtruman
04-10-2008, 11:50 AM
The daffodils are still not blooming in our yard in RI. Hopefully they will be soon - as well as these guys...

http://lh5.ggpht.com/mtruman42/R_4k9RelKuI/AAAAAAAABq4/IExbGRIA_uA/s800/2003_0614_095232AA.JPG

spyboy
04-10-2008, 04:58 PM
They're not summer pics, but it felt like summer today when I drove down to Salisbury Beach in MA.

Got quite a few shots of the seals on the rocks, although at full detail they were blurry, I think I have to send in my telephoto for service.

Anyway, here are the zoomify shots:
http://kmembrydesign.com/zoomify/salisbury.aspx

Kirk

Charlie
04-10-2008, 05:48 PM
They're not summer pics, but it felt like summer today when I drove down to Salisbury Beach in MA.

Got quite a few shots of the seals on the rocks, although at full detail they were blurry, I think I have to send in my telephoto for service.

Anyway, here are the zoomify shots:
http://kmembrydesign.com/zoomify/salisbury.aspx

Kirk
that zoom is cool thanks

h2oeco
04-10-2008, 07:26 PM
Not summer yet, but I did put my boat in the water today...

http://www.ecomalley.com/mwoposts/sunset-clouds.jpg

spyboy
04-10-2008, 07:39 PM
If you like the zooming, check out the spinning :)

http://www.kmembrydesign.com/salisbury.html


that zoom is cool thanks

h2oeco
04-10-2008, 09:33 PM
Very cool... :-)

Ed

Steve M
04-10-2008, 11:17 PM
I just got a new camera today and here are a few spring pics from Florida.

http://images27.fotki.com/v984/photos/1/1138397/6114040/DSC_0138-vi.jpg

http://images26.fotki.com/v889/photos/1/1138397/6114040/DSC_0137-vi.jpg

http://images22.fotki.com/v814/photos/1/1138397/6114040/DSC_0133-vi.jpg

http://images24.fotki.com/v861/photos/1/1138397/6114040/DSC_0135-vi.jpg

http://images21.fotki.com/v843/photos/1/1138397/6114040/DSC_0142-vi.jpg

spyboy
04-11-2008, 01:21 PM
Figured out my focus issues, I'm still learning the controls on the Canon 40D (used to have a Rebel XT which has different button layouts). My focus settings were wrong, now it's reset back to center focus point, and my test shots came out in focus at 300mm. I guess I'll have to drive back to the beach and take more pictures of the seals :)

Kirk


They're not summer pics, but it felt like summer today when I drove down to Salisbury Beach in MA.

Got quite a few shots of the seals on the rocks, although at full detail they were blurry, I think I have to send in my telephoto for service.

Anyway, here are the zoomify shots:
http://kmembrydesign.com/zoomify/salisbury.aspx

Kirk

Brad
04-11-2008, 01:22 PM
Yes please.

KD Talbot
04-11-2008, 08:27 PM
I was going to suggest that it might be your settings. I don't know with canon, but with nikon there are 3 focus settings, and I have screwed up a bunch of pictures because I didn't have these set right. :o

If you go to Salisbury again, let me know. I'm not far from there at all.

KDT

PS to Steve, I can't believe there are blackberries out already. They're about 90 days away here.

Steve M
04-11-2008, 11:39 PM
PS to Steve, I can't believe there are blackberries out already. They're about 90 days away here.
There here and boy are they tasty.:)

Brad
04-12-2008, 12:45 PM
There here and boy are they tasty.:)
You are almost into winter way down there.

The lake is rising fast here in Maine. Streams have rushing water in them.

forestgnome
04-13-2008, 06:13 AM
The daffodils are still not blooming in our yard in RI. Hopefully they will be soon - as well as these guys...

http://lh5.ggpht.com/mtruman42/R_4k9RelKuI/AAAAAAAABq4/IExbGRIA_uA/s800/2003_0614_095232AA.JPG

Beautiful shot!

Tim&Val
04-13-2008, 08:11 AM
First daffodil in my garden in Kingston, NH. 4/8/08.

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/daffs.jpg

KDT

Kevin, I'm amazed! We are so far behind you guys here that I can't even imagine when we'll see daffodils.

Poor Tim was shoveling the snow from the gardens out onto the blacktop driveway the other day in a desperate attempt to melt it more quickly.

Well, this week is supposed to be warm and sunny. Let's hope for the best.

Valerie

Brad
04-13-2008, 08:29 AM
In Maine we still have 1 foot up to 5 feet of snow in the front yard. Some places that get lots of sun or in the woods have started to show bare ground.

Steve M
04-13-2008, 08:49 AM
I think this thread should be renamed "spring fever pics":rolleyes:

Brad
04-13-2008, 04:06 PM
I posted this picture on a different thread. But, since it is spring, it needs to be here too.

http://images22.fotki.com/v814/photos/8/8235/5811716/LV0320080413154106000N-vi.jpg

JimS
04-13-2008, 08:46 PM
I needed a dose of summer today, and found this pic in my collection cheered me up...

I slept atop Wildcat last summer, and found this scene on the hike down at 6:30AM...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1078/1193340969_5034bdc875.jpg

Bill O
04-13-2008, 09:07 PM
I needed a dose of summer today, and found this pic in my collection cheered me up...

I slept atop Wildcat last summer, and found this scene on the hike down at 6:30AM...



Seems like such a long way from a January or even an April day. Yet its only a few months away.

KD Talbot
04-13-2008, 10:31 PM
Well, here's the same shot from yesterday. There's a ways to go.

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/wildcat.jpg

KDT

forestgnome
04-14-2008, 07:15 PM
I needed a dose of summer today, and found this pic in my collection cheered me up...

I slept atop Wildcat last summer, and found this scene on the hike down at 6:30AM...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1078/1193340969_5034bdc875.jpg


Very nice!

JimS
04-15-2008, 01:41 PM
One more...most have walked right through this spot, it's taken from the bridge right behind pinkham on the tucks trail. This tree blooms right after leaf out, and creates a perfect place to enjoy spring on a fine may day...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1348/1338653927_6234f45cf3.jpg

Brad
04-17-2008, 05:40 PM
Here is a spring picture i took today in town.

http://images36.fotki.com/v1156/photos/8/8235/6106025/CRW_1898d-vi.jpg

forestgnome
04-18-2008, 06:37 AM
Brad, excellent picture!

Jim, I remember that picture from last year. Hope you don't mind if I try for a similar image, now that you've shared the location.;)

happy spring :)

JimS
04-18-2008, 07:16 AM
Forestgnome, by all means...I've missed the peak of that tree in bloom two years in a row, perhaps you can time it better...

Jim

Tim&Val
04-18-2008, 07:35 AM
I can't believe how fast the snow is melting now... it's receding by several feet each day. Tim found this in the yard yesterday in a place where, no kidding, the snow had been gone for less than 2 days. All that "dead straw" around the crocus is our lawn after being under 2-4 feet of snow since December. :(

http://www.barkeater.ws/ForumPics/small_img_6434.jpg

Valerie

Steve M
04-18-2008, 05:15 PM
I can't believe how fast the snow is melting now... it's receding by several feet each day. Tim found this in the yard yesterday in a place where, no kidding, the snow had been gone for less than 2 days. All that "dead straw" around the crocus is our lawn after being under 2-4 feet of snow since December. :(

http://www.barkeater.ws/ForumPics/small_img_6434.jpg

Valerie
Very nice! I bet you guys are excited about the coming of summer. Can't wait for being up there for it myself. Hope to meet you at STP.

forestgnome
04-18-2008, 07:24 PM
Thanks, Jim.

Valerie, just beautiful!

happy spring :)

Arthur Dent
08-23-2008, 02:20 PM
I always liked the little things that you might miss if you aren't observant. This little trickle is at the upper end of the Devil's Hopyard, Stark, NH
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Arthur Dent
08-23-2008, 02:40 PM
And the winner of the HOT chilli cook-off on the summit is.....
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Brad
08-23-2008, 05:09 PM
LOL - I did lose my coffee on this picture.