A "Found" Greenery Break

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Had an hour or so to kill while waiting for my daughter to complete an appointment the other day, and so chose to visit a vest-pocket forest conservatory very near by with my walk around kit (D5100 and several lenses). It was good shooting without any time pressure. Here are the four shots I liked best all, as it turned out, done with the 70-300mm VR.

1) "Moth" Butterfly

I don't know what the real name is for these tiny butterflies who are all over every grassy field, fly crazy sharp and totally erratic, and who hardly ever seem to alight. A five minute patient wait netted this heavily-cropped shot:

Nikon D5100 ,Nikon 70-300mm VR, 1/400s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso100
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2) "Spotlighted"

A classic forest shot ... spotlighted plant admist the shade. Spot metering did the rest. Again, heavily cropped. Too bad the little treelet wasn't in better shape.

Nikon D5100 ,Nikon 70-300mm VR, 1/200s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso100
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3) Old Tree Barking

Nature's own contrast machine ... bright sunlight on old, severely cracked bark. Right out of the camera.

Nikon D5100 ,Nikon 70-300mm VR, 1/160s f/5.6 at 270.0mm iso110
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4) Forst Glen

What would a stroll in a forest be without running across this kind of sunny glen? A good chance to use an aperture that I rarely use.

Nikon D5100 ,Nikon 70-300mm VR, 1/160s f/16.0 at 70.0mm iso800
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The D5100, along with an 18-105mm VR, a 70-300mm vR, a 35mm 1.8 DX, and some closeup attachments for the 35mm, makes a highly versatile walk-around kit. "Found" moments like I had here don't have to suffer compromise with this very light-weight go-everywhere combination.

Any and all comments and criticisms welcome. Thanks for looking.
 
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Harry
Nr 4 is worth framing, a very nice shot, and it just proves, that one should never leave home without a camera
Nico
 
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