Frozen Goodies, Part 1

After our recent ice storm, I took my macro lens and tripod and wandered around my 9.5 acres, finding some wonderful frozen goodies.

Right off my front porch, I captured this image of some landscape grasses that line the walkway from the drive to the house (this is a good example of why I don’t clean out my gardens in the fall):

Icy Landscape Grasses

In my circle drive, I have an American Beautyberry bush, which the birds really enjoy. But I found a few berries the birds missed, but the ice found:

American Beautyberry berries encased in Icde

American Beautyberry berries encased in Icde

American Beautyberry berries encased in Icde

Along the drive from the road to my house, I have a couple of flowering pear trees. I noticed they had been starting to bud, also. Note this ice-encased bud. Does it remind you of anything? I see a turtle’s head!

Pear tree bud encased in ice

As I wandered the acreage, I found even more wonderful icescapes. I’ll share more in subsequent posts.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark III body
  • Canon 180 mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with ballhead
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/3.5 to f/8
  • Shutter 1/40 sec. to 1/250 sec.



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Posted in 2016, Blog, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
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