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Winter-worn Grasses

Seed Heads at Evening

We have a stand of ornamental grasses in the garden that we leave through the winter as they have seeds for birds and hollow stems for insects to overwinter in. They will be cut down in a few weeks but this evening the low golden light lit up the seed feathers from within. Beautiful.


  • Aperture: ƒ/20
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Taken: 31 March, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Focal length: 100mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
By |2020-03-31T17:53:37-04:00March 31st, 2020|garden, light|0 Comments

Winter Sculpture

Seed-head under snow

As well as benefiting birds by providing seeds for food, leaving seed-heads to stand through the winter enables snow to form delightful “sculptures” for us to enjoy.  A few months ago this was an  inflorescence on a wild, carrot plant that was abuzz with insects.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Taken: 8 January, 2020
  • Exposure bias: +7/10EV
  • Focal length: 105mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
By |2020-01-08T12:55:07-05:00January 8th, 2020|plants, Seasons|0 Comments