Warm wishes for the cold season–Part 1

As winter approaches with ominous portent (it dropped deep into the single digits three nights ago), I find myself reflecting back on a very interesting year, and especially to warmer times, although we do love this colder season, for its own sake, as well as for its ability to encourage us to appreciate all the more the less-harsh times, both behind and ahead.  And, since there is little life to be found outdoors just now (except for the eager birds at our feeders—subjects of a future post, I’m sure), I’m thinking back on the wildlife that I found this year.  And so, here is the first set of my favorite reflections on this year’s warmer times.  I will do a near-future post on larger subjects, but for now I’ll start small, and I’ll divide them into several increments.  Here is the first…

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Welcome to Krikit Arts! I'm a veterinarian; photographer; finger-style guitarist, composer, instructor, and singer/songwriter; fisherman; and fly-tyer. Please enjoy--and please respect my full rights to all photos on this Website!
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3 Responses to Warm wishes for the cold season–Part 1

  1. MikeP says:

    Starting small is a good start… what equipment are you using? Love the pics.

    • krikitarts says:

      Hi, Mike—for the jumping spider I used my Nikon D-80 with a Nikon 18-135 and an extension tube. I got the spotted skimmer (dragonfly) with the same camera and my Nikon 70-200, very close to the long end; the other three I made with my Pentax Optio W90; I just love its macro capabilities!

  2. wolke205 says:

    Hilfeeeee! This post should have been named like “Beware of the spider” ;) Great photos tho!

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