D700 at Hidden Pond

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One of the benefits of living in northern Virginia is our great parks system. Today I ventured to Hidden Pond with my assistant (my 7 year old daughter). It was a spectacular day, hot, though without the beastly humidity. Amazing that so close we can have such a natural oasis. We spent about two hours hiking trails, exploring nature, and playing on the playground there. I only brought two lenses: 14-24 and 105VR. No tripod. What a great day! Here are a few shots... I think you can figure out which lens was used... With maybe one exception, care to guess???

1) The trails... f2.8, 1/100

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2) The Trails II f2.8, 1/80

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3) Dragon (My First!!!, heavy crop) f8, 1/400

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4) Toad f2.8, 1/20

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5) Monarch f3.2, 1/1250

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Rich, nice captures! The Hidden Pond looks to be a beautiful place to spend a few hours. Dad and young daughter time is always a special time.
 
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I like them, but something about the first one make me feel off balance. I think I would like it better if it was rotated counter clockwise maybe 4 degrees.
 
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Rich, nice captures! The Hidden Pond looks to be a beautiful place to spend a few hours. Dad and young daughter time is always a special time.

Thanks Darrell. The park is a jewel and hooks into a larger park ecosystem... It is fun to go there at different times of year and see what's available to shoot. Today there was a great blue heron, numerous turtles, some flowers, tons of dragons, some other water birds, and general forestscapes... Not bad for a 20 minute drive!
 
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good on u Rich ...show us some more pal!
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