Apr 022012
 

01a Purplish cactus Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ

Been a strange winter weather-wise in much of the world.  Or am I just forgetting as I get older.  Guess those are both prickly topics.

02a Fritillary butterfly Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ

March went out like a lamb, and brought this tiny Fritillary butterfly.  I think that’s what it is after looking in my Kaufman Insect Guide.  Please feel free to correct me.

03araw Poplar by pond Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ

Took the new camera for a walk up into the local Weaver Mountains on a beautiful day.  I am very happy with the new Nikon and took photos in RAW and jpg.  But the 18-55mm lens it came with just isn’t enough.  So I’m ordering an 18-200mm lens.  Should help me zoom in if I can find some birds.

04a Flowering brittlebush Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ

Feels like spring, yet only seeing a few blooms.

05a Turkey vultures soaring over Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ

The turkey vultures indicate spring has returned to our hilltop.

06a Flower on pincushion cactus Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ

Today’s wind seems like another sign of spring.

What’s it doing weather-wise in your neck of the woods?

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  14 Responses to “March went out like a lamb”

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  1. It’s a little early this year but I’d rather have that than the nasty winter last year. I lost so many plants after that fiasco. I think you will really like that zoom lense once you get it…..it’s my preferred choice on the camera. The shorter lense is good for the larger scope shots like the cool one you took of the turkey vultures swirling around in the sky. Looks lovely up in your area:)

  2. Weather in our neck of the woods is the same, only more so! thanks for the beautiful views of emerging spring, something we really don’t notice here in subtropical USA! Nice work with your new cameras — so fun.
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  3. It has certainly felt quite like summer here over the past couple of weeks but we hare heading back for another cold spell!! They are saying with the wind it could even feel like -4C (24.8F) As queen Victoria said ” we are not amused”!!!!! Diane
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  4. Beautiful, beautiful…keep shooting. And yes, agreed, you will find the 18-200mm will be your walkabout lens.
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  5. wonderful pics! :)
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  6. Wonderful images from your new camera. A zoom lens would be great to capture all the birds. We have had a very mild winter and a weird early spring. I am not complaining, I hate snow. The cactus bloom is pretty and a great sighting of the Fritillary. Have a great week!
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  7. Great captures as always, Gaelyn! Our weather has been WET — even more than usual this year and storms and snow and wind — all a bit weird for Seattle, but today the sun is shining and it’s mild so I’ll shut up complaining! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia
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  8. WooHoo!!! I feel a little responsible for suggesting the 18-200, although I’m sure you were already contemplating it… I absolutely love the photo of the yellow flowers!
    Diana recently posted..Sandy Sights Around YumaMy Profile

  9. Congrats on your new camera. Early results look great. I think that I’m getting a new camera for my birthday soon but not a dslr quite yet. I still have a lot to learn.
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  10. Great photos Gaelyn. Our spring here in central Texas has been just wonderful. The spring flowers are still blooming.
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  11. Good choice for the lens, an everyday lens. You can use it for macro too, but keep in mind to have a steady hands or a tripod. I suggest you use raw so you can preserve the original image and less pixelation on you photos, no matter how many times you use it.
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  12. That is the one problem with SLR’s. You need different lenses for everything and it costs money. My little superzoom will have to do for now
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  13. Congrats on the new camera!

  14. Wow! The new camera (and its operator) are taking some gorgeous shots already!
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