“Hazel Alder with Catkins and Fruit”

“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.

Nikon D800
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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4 Comments on ““Hazel Alder with Catkins and Fruit”

  1. 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 🙂

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