Montana Outdoors

November 23, 2011

On a rainy winter day (2)

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:42 pm

Oregon grape leaves

Winter rain drops on leaves of an Oregon grape.

45 Comments »

  1. This would make a great calendar. You’d need 168 photos to make all 14 calendars (that’s all there are). I think you’ve floored me at least that many times.

    Like

    Comment by jomegat — November 23, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

    • Thanks. This might be one that I will have printed.

      Like

      Comment by montucky — November 24, 2011 @ 9:49 am

  2. Also… did you notice the septagons in the droplets beyond the DOF? That’s cool!

    Like

    Comment by jomegat — November 23, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    • Yes, I saw those. I wish I could say that I planned it that way. I’m usually pleasantly surprised at what the lens sees.

      Like

      Comment by montucky — November 24, 2011 @ 9:49 am

  3. Great compostion, and colors. This is a wonderful macro shot.

    Like

    Comment by sandy — November 24, 2011 @ 8:17 am

    • This is a “poncho” shot. It was raining (half rain and half snow) and to keep the camera dry I kept it and myself completely under my poncho to get the picture.

      Like

      Comment by montucky — November 24, 2011 @ 9:51 am

  4. That’s a fine photo! Your commenter — jomegat — has an idea for a calendar. Good idea. I grew a vineyard one time from scratch, but these grape plants are probably wild?

    Like

    Comment by Jack Matthews — November 24, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    • This is a small wild plant, Mahonia aquifolium that has beautiful yellow blossoms in spring and small dusty-blue grapes in autumn. They are the most sour berry I’ve ever encountered, but can be use for jelly and I’ve heard, wine.

      Like

      Comment by montucky — November 24, 2011 @ 9:59 am

  5. Beautiful! This would make a nice note card image, as well as a calendar image. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    Like

    Comment by anniespickns — November 24, 2011 @ 8:59 am

  6. Stunning amazing photo, perfectšŸ˜‰

    Like

    Comment by xandimusic — November 24, 2011 @ 10:08 am

  7. what a beautiful image! saw your comment on wildlife watcher’s site and decided to come visit. glad i did! God bless you!

    Like

    Comment by TexWisGirl — November 24, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    • Thank you for visiting, TexWisGirl, and for the kind comment!

      Like

      Comment by montucky — November 24, 2011 @ 9:16 pm

  8. Looking at your photo and reading your comments, I didn’t know there were any Mahonia with edible fruit. We’ve a couple of Mahonia here and my parents had one, too… very pretty leaves and flowers and those berries are as you describe, but certainly not edible.

    Like

    Comment by Val — November 24, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    • These are wild, but I would imagine that they could be transplanted, and their leaves and flowers are very pretty. The fruit is not really too bad when it gets really ripe.

      Like

      Comment by montucky — November 24, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

  9. Hi Montucky, Lovely shot! I always like those macro shots of yours! Have a super good Thanksgiving!

    Like

    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 24, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    • Thank you wildlifewatcher! I hope you have had a very good Thanksgiving!

      Like

      Comment by montucky — November 24, 2011 @ 9:24 pm

  10. Great colors in this! Hope you are having a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Like

    Comment by Bo Mackison — November 24, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

    • I hope you and your husband have had a good day too, Bo! It’s good that you had friends to be with since you are on the road!

      Like

      Comment by montucky — November 24, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

  11. Beautiful raindrops and bokeh.

    Like

    Comment by Candace — November 24, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

  12. So beautiful. Rain drops always give something to photos, something exptra. I love the reddish color of Oregon grape leaf.

    Like

    Comment by sartenada — November 25, 2011 @ 3:27 am

    • I love rain, and it does look pretty on flowers or leaves.

      Like

      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

  13. Of all your wonderful photographs, thus far this is my favorite. Simply awesome!

    Like

    Comment by WildBill — November 25, 2011 @ 7:49 am

  14. This rainy day sure gave you some wonderful photos! Love this one, too.

    Like

    Comment by kateri — November 25, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

  15. The angle at which you viewed the leaves certainly gave your photograph an edge.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

    Like

    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — November 25, 2011 @ 11:10 pm

    • You would probably laughed had you seen how I got that shot. One knee in wet sand, the other in snow, one hand holding up my poncho over the camera and myself and one elbow resting on a rock to steady the camera. It could have been steadier!

      Like

      Comment by montucky — November 25, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

      • As someone who often enough ends up in precarious positions to take pictures, I can relate to and appreciate what you went through.

        Like

        Comment by Steve Schwartzman — November 25, 2011 @ 11:22 pm

  16. Beautiful! The colors, shapes, and drops in this composition is simply stunning. Wow!

    Like

    Comment by Anna — November 26, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    • Thanks Anna. Despite the gray day, the drops on the leaves caught my attention.

      Like

      Comment by montucky — November 26, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

  17. Love this… the bokeh really adds to the effect.

    Like

    Comment by kcjewel — November 26, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

    • This is a small plant growing close to the ground. Behind it is the sand and ice of the river bank.

      Like

      Comment by montucky — November 26, 2011 @ 11:43 pm

  18. I love the contrast between the jagged leaf edges and the spherical orbs of rain.
    The rich colors are also great.

    Like

    Comment by Kim — November 27, 2011 @ 8:31 am

    • When I first saw the Oregon grape leaves I thought they were some kind of holly. As a matter of fact, one of the names for it is “holly-leaved barberry”. They are pretty all times of year.

      Like

      Comment by montucky — November 27, 2011 @ 9:44 am

  19. Wow, just a wonderful shot!

    Like

    Comment by farmhouse stories — November 27, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

  20. A lovely series of early winter in your mountains of Montana, Terry. I know the conditions had to be a bit raw for photography but that is why your photos are so great. Thanks for getting out in rain for us!

    Like

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — November 29, 2011 @ 7:00 am

    • I really don’t mind the weather, Scott. In fact, I love being out in storms, rain, snow, etc. I’ve gotten pretty good at protecting my camera gear and really enjoy the challenge. I think severe cold is the most difficult because of its effect on batteries. And fingers!

      Like

      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

  21. Simply gorgeous. My blogging has been buried under a pile of school work the past week or so. It was a treat to visit you this morning and get caught up on the beauty that you share with us. Thanks for some great shots.

    Like

    Comment by bearyweather — December 3, 2011 @ 11:19 am

  22. And this is simply gorgeous too! I love the water droplets and the sparkly bokeh!

    Like

    Comment by Victoria — December 8, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    • Oregon grape can be pretty just about any time of the year. We have a big patch of it on the hillside to the east of our house and it’s all the deep red color now; it has a deer trail right through the center of it.

      Like

      Comment by montucky — December 8, 2011 @ 11:19 pm


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Silver is the New Black Theme. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 933 other followers

%d bloggers like this: