Tag: Sourland Mountain Range

Macro Moments Challenge #36 Bokeh

14 April, 2017 | rue anemone | Nikon D5100 | Nikkor AF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 | f/32 | ISO 3600

The word bokeh is a Japanese loanword to the English language. The term refers to the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image. Note that bokeh is not the same as a blur. Bokeh is the quality of the blur. Visible bokeh is often achieved by shooting at very wide apertures to…

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Macro Moments Challenge #35 Hepatica

Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa | 14 April, 2017 | Nikon D5100 | AF-S Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6

Over the weekend, I went hiking in the Sourland Mountain Preserve and observed numerous wildflowers along the trail. The flower in the post header is Hepatica. Hepatica (Hepatica Nobilis var. obtusa) is a herbaceous perennial native to eastern North America. Once again, I used the Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG but mounted my AF-S…

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Macro Moments Challenge #34 - Spring had Sprung

A patch of lichen showing both gametophytes (the low, leaf-like forms) and sporophytes (the tall, stalk-like forms)

Macro Moments was created by avid macro photographer Susan Gutterman to share the beauty of macro photography and learn from other photographers. A new challenge begins on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. The winner’s photo may be featured on her blog and used as the banner in the announcement for the next…

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