Alders

Alders
Alders (B&W)
  • Camera: Nikon D-850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 112mm
  • ISO 400 1/160 sec f/4.8

Ferns

Ferns

There is a foot bridge over a small gully in the Bloedel Reserve that provides a wonderful opportunity for shooting directly down on plants such as these ferns. It provides just a slightly different perspective than the usual.

  • Camera: Nikon D-850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 175mm
  • ISO 400 1/160 sec f/5.6

Lupine

Lupine

This nice big bunch of Lupine was right on the top of a small rise … providing a nice separation from the background trees.

  • Camera: Nikon D-850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 270mm
  • ISO 400 1/800 sec f/5.6

Camas Lily

Camas Lily

The root of the camas lily was a source of food for native peoples in the Pacific Northwest. They aren’t as common now, since farming and urbanization has claimed so much of the lowland meadow areas.

Columbine

Columbine

Shooting wildflowers with a big zoom lens has its challenges. One is that the higher your focal length, the more sensitive you are to movement. With flowers on long stems, you need a very quiet day to keep from having the slightest breeze move your subject. The advantage is the shallow depth of field.

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