Nature Studies


 

β€œOne should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.”

~Dorothea Lange

 

 

Nature, Close-Up, Photography, IPhone12MaxPro, Trees, Plants,

LA Day

 

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Abbott’s Lagoon, Point Reyes

 

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Gingko Leaves in Sun

 

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”

~Frank Lloyd Wright

 

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Morning Rain

 

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Greens

 

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Maple Leaves in Rain

 

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Rings

 

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”

~Vincent Van Gogh

 

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Fibonacci Succulent

 

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Berries

 

 

 

 

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119 comments

  1. All are beautiful and so technically well framed and sharp. The lagoon pulls me in with it’s layers of color.

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  2. I love the Van Gogh quote and your love of nature surely comes out in this series! Beautiful studies Jane!

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  3. I kept going back to look at the Abbott’s Lagoon photo – so unusual and striking. Though of course they are all great photos.

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  4. Amazing details you selected. Makes you really see the forms and patterns of nature.

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  5. Gorgeous collection, Jane. A stunning tribute to nature. I love the Fibonacci! The petals with the water droplets are beautiful, as well as the tree with its rings–which remind me of wrinkles! Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. awesome pictures! I loved the ‘morning rain’.. I just started playing around with taking photos.. it’s a lot of fun

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  7. Loving the comparison from LA Day with all the wonderful greens.

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  8. Beautiful qoutes with beautiful pictures.

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  9. Nature is gorgeous and your talented lens sure shows it off, Jane! I bet you can’t wait til the ginkgoes all turn yellow. Such a sight to see, as I used to on the Sacramento State campus each Autumn.

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  10. Amazing pictures as just the nature herself!

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  11. Dot your I’s and cross your T’s – do you know how much I love “LA Day?” Yes, that much. And have I ever mentioned that Ginkgoes are some of my favorite plants on earth? I used to collect the leaves when I lived in NY. Once I embroidered a single leaf in cross-stitch. πŸ™‚ I like your sunny ginkgo shot with its wonderful shadows. “Morning Rain” is exquisite, so happy. (I agree with Frank Lloyd Wright about nature never failing us). “Greens” has a great rhythm to the composition, it swings. That’s some kind of ivy, isn’t it, but I don’t know what kind. The detail is beautiful in that image. The tree rings look perfect, so even, and you framed that beautifully. It wanted to be black and white, didn’t it? How perfect that succulent is after the tree rings! Was that from the…can’t think of the name gardens? Huntington. And then the berries – wow, I want to know how there is so much rainwater but still so much brilliant light?!? Up here when it rains (and often when it doesn’t) it’s dark. There isn’t much light to work with. But I guess that’s the difference between here and there. πŸ˜‰ You’re having fun, I’m glad you’re following Wright’s advice. Lange’s advice is like the Zen admonition to sit like your hair is on fire. Beautiful work, Jane.

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    • Hi Lynn, Smiling ear to ear. Thanks for your sharing your insights and appreciation. Fun to find these moments on my walks. All shot with my iPhone. πŸ™‚ I found that incredible succulent in the strangest place- a restaurant patio in Mendocino! I wonder if they appreciated how special it is- you can’t tell, but it was almost waist high. I lucked out with our teensy bit of rain the other day, the sun came out and the droplets stayed. Glad you like the quotes paired, too- some favorites I hold close. And now I know, our shared love of Gingko leaves– I am waiting form them to turn here. Thank you, thank you! πŸ™‚

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      • That’s amazing that the succulent is so big. I forgot to mention the pale marks left on the leaves by overlapping leaves – I love that. You were smart to get outside just at the right time for the raindrops to glisten in the light – that can be tricky.
        Enjoy those Gingkos when they turn yellow – the Swinomish tribe’s casino near here has a few young ones but I can’t think of anywhere up here where there’s a nice, mature tree. They grow so slowly. I remember a huge one on a college campus in New Rochelle that was beautiful in the fall. All with an iphone, wow!

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  12. Wonderful set, Jane. I have been looking closely at succulents lately. Their patterns are so varied and fascinating.

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  13. Amazing work! I really love the two black and white pics!

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  14. Wonder lies in nature & in your photos, too.

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  15. Beautiful set of captures, Jane! ❀️

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  16. Jane, your vision – and the technical skills to translate it into ART – constantly slays me!! πŸ™‚

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  17. β€œOne should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.” I think about this quite often as my vision seems to be fading. I thoroughly enjoyed every one of your images…as usual!!! 😍

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    • Oh, that’s very poignant, Gunta. You would never know it by your stunning photographs. I’m pleased you like this series..I love these small nature wonders I find on my walks. Thanks so much and I hope you are enjoying all the rain up there. I’m a bit envious. πŸ™‚

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      • I think I may be attempting to capture as many visual wonders as I possibly can. I suspect that my difficulty focusing these days might be reflected in my photos. I may actually be learning to appreciate it. 😊 Rather than fighting it.
        Ahhh well… I am so privileged to be living here in this amazing beautiful landscape… for however long it lasts. So much beauty surrounds us as you encourage us to actually see it….

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  18. hi jane, your studies have paid off these are wonderful nature pictures you show us here, i particularly like the two black & white photos.

    many greetings robert

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  19. So vibrant and awesome as always. It’s a pleasure going through your posts.

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  20. All fabulous shots, but my favourites are Abbott’s Lagoon and the two B&W images. I always look forward to your posts πŸ™‚

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  21. I specially love Abbott’s Lagoon, and Greens. The beauty of those two really speaks to me. And the succulent is pretty amazing too.
    Alison

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  22. Your succulent is wonderful and LA day is fabulous! The tilt of the palm makes it even more interesting.

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  23. That’s a unique minimalist juxtaposition you opened with.
    Apparently the Dorothea Lange sentence is followed by at least two more:
    “One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind. To live a visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable. I have only touched it, just touched it.”

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  24. Beautiful images Jane 😊

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  25. Love the Minimalism of LA Day, Jane! πŸ™‚

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  26. Outstanding, Jane! πŸ’š them all. Lovely progression of layers in “Abbott’s Lagoon”; great tactile quality in “Rings”; and what can I say about “Fibonacci Succulent”? Such a wonderful capture of geometry in nature.

    βœ¨πŸ™πŸ•‰πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸŒ³πŸŒ»πŸ’šπŸ•Šβ˜―πŸ‰βœ¨

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  27. I was all set to pick “Morning Rain” as my favorite until I scrolled to “Fibonacci Succulent”! I’ve grown several succulents and none have been anything like that. Maybe that is the way a particulr species grows but it seems unique. Another fine collection of your visions.

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    • Happy you enjoyed this collection, Steve. Morning Rain worked nicely in monochrome. Isn’t that succulent amazing? It is called a Aloe polyphylla or Spiral Aloe (thanks for Jude from HeyJude for the ID)
      Thanks very much for stopping by. πŸ™‚

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  28. The Fibonacci succulent is quite amazing!

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  29. You realy have the eyes for it πŸ™‚

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  30. Wonderful pictures Jane πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€

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  31. You got me silent.. thanks! Every single one is beautiful. First one is my fav because of the connection you made between the tree and the cloud. Keep shooting and have a fine weekend, Jane.

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  32. Another tremendous collection, with β€œmorning rain” being a stand out in an amazing set (Fibonacci succulent is a mathematical/green wonder) – thanks, Jane!

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  33. As usual I could say something wonderful about each photo. I really enjoyed the simple beauty of the first and then chuckled when I realized it appears that the palm tree has wings like an egret. πŸ™‚ The second has an attractive abstract quality and I always love drop shots. Each time I see a post from you in the Reader, I come with happy expectations and have never been disappointed. Amazed sometimes but never disappointed. I also wish you and yours a lovely weekend.

    janet

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  34. I do like the gingko leaves, Jane and the way you can really see the differentiation in the green tones. Is that the clever use of the light or a setting?
    It is something that is difficult for me to achieve with a point and shoot or phone camera.

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  35. You have a special way of seeing that many of the rest of us do not. Marvelous images! Still using your Fuji?

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  36. For me, you have an extra special way of capturing nature. Thanks your sharing your art. πŸ™‚

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  37. Beautiful pictures. Loved the details captured so nicely.

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  38. Such fabulous nature photos Jane. You really are an excellent photographer. Those Ginkgo leaves are stunning from that perspective.

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  39. I love getting lost in your photos, Jane, always a treat to behold. Abott’s Lagoon and Fibonacci Succulent…WOW!!! ❀

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  40. So nice ! love the succulent- eco 🌱

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  41. That’s quite an exceptional succulent!

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  42. Lucky and proud to be the first visitor. You always exceed my expectations (and they are very high). Best to you, Jane, and you and your family have a nice weekend!

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