Montana Outdoors

March 16, 2015

The blossoms of the willows

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 9:32 pm

It rained here all of yesterday and I wanted to photograph the willows which are just starting to bloom but while the soft light was wonderful for taking pictures, the rain wasn’t. I tried by holding an umbrella with one hand, a hiking staff serving as a monopod with another hand and the third hand (!/?) working the camera. (And, to make it more interesting, what I was trying to shoot was too high for me approach closely, forcing the use of a 70 – 300mm lens to shoot from a distance of about 5 feet.) So when today turned up dry, I re-shot yesterday’s photos again with a real tripod and I am posting a few of them. (The last photo is one from yesterday’s batch with poor focus, but I still rather liked it.)

Pussy Willow ~ Catkins

Pussy Willow ~ Catkins

Pussy Willow ~ Catkins

Pussy Willow ~ Catkins

Pussy Willow ~ Catkins

Umbrella shot ~ Pussy Willow

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