“Hazel Alder with Catkins and Fruit”
“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.”
― Matt Hardy
I thought this was an interesting scene, as it presented itself to me during a hike this past Saturday. The tree had both catkins, the parts that produce pollen, and fruit at the same time, on the same branch and I can’t recall if I have ever seen this before.
It also offered a nice balanced composition, so I decided it was worth the photo.
I’m still getting familiar with my 90mm macro lense and it’s depth of field range, which is much different from my 70-200mm zoom, with which I am far more familiar, so aperture was not optimum, always learning.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/320 sec, f/9.0, ISO 200
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I learned 2 things from this post – I had no idea what an alder tree looked like (I had to google it), nor had I ever heard the word ‘catkins’. Can you tell that science wasn’t my strong suit in public school? 😉
Most educational 🙂
I’ve learned a lot as I photograph local flora. I spend a lot of time researching, especially when I encounter a new plant.
Very nice, the colour and muted background!
Thank you, good light on Saturday.