Frozen Garden (pic heavy)

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We had an ice storm of sorts here the other day. Typical weather here in spring, sunny and 60 one day, frozen tundra the next... I unfortunately only had about 15 min to get photos since I didn't realize how frozen everything was until right before I had to leave for work. It was also overcast and gray outside, so lighting was a challenge. Too windy for natural light and OCF was creating terrible glare on the ice. Anywhoo, I started with my 24-70 but quickly realized I wasn't capturing the essence of the ice covered things so I transitioned to the macro. Most of what was covered was dead vegetation from last summer that stayed standing through the winter. Here are some of the ones I liked the most.

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9. And then there was this poor little fern just staring this years growth...
 

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We had an ice storm of sorts here the other day. Typical weather here in spring, sunny and 60 one day, frozen tundra the next... I unfortunately only had about 15 min to get photos since I didn't realize how frozen everything was until right before I had to leave for work. It was also overcast and gray outside, so lighting was a challenge. Too windy for natural light and OCF was creating terrible glare on the ice. Anywhoo, I started with my 24-70 but quickly realized I wasn't capturing the essence of the ice covered things so I transitioned to the macro. Most of what was covered was dead vegetation from last summer that stayed standing through the winter. Here are some of the ones I liked the most.

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9. And then there was this poor little fern just staring this years growth...
Great set! I started listing my favorites by number, but decided to stop when I got to 8.
 
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Awesome set.
Just got our power back from the freeze.
Thanks! We didn't have enough accumulation to cause power outages here, fortunately.

Neat series!
Thank you! It was a fun challenge to capture the garden in a new way.

We had an ice storm of sorts here the other day. Typical weather here in spring, sunny and 60 one day, frozen tundra the next... I unfortunately only had about 15 min to get photos since I didn't realize how frozen everything was until right before I had to leave for work. It was also overcast and gray outside, so lighting was a challenge. Too windy for natural light and OCF was creating terrible glare on the ice. Anywhoo, I started with my 24-70 but quickly realized I wasn't capturing the essence of the ice covered things so I transitioned to the macro. Most of what was covered was dead vegetation from last summer that stayed standing through the winter. Here are some of the ones I liked the most.

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9. And then there was this poor little fern just staring this years growth...
Great set! I started listing my favorites by number, but decided to stop when I got to 8.

Haha, thanks for the compliment!
 

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Those are great!
 

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Nice series. #7 is really my favorite. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Nice series. #7 is really my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks! That's my favorite, too.

super nice shots. what macro lens do you use?

Thank you! If memory serves, #3 was taken with my Nikon 24-70, but the rest were taken with my Nikon 105mm f/2.8G. Most importantly, though, I also used a remote flash diffused through an 18" softbox for lighting. When it comes to macro, I've found good lighting is more important than the lens used.
 

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