Japanese Maple Partial Defoliation

Originally posted on Scratch Bonsai:
I’ve been planning to  defoliate this maple for a while now but as usual never got round to it.  It was briefly critiqued by Peter Warren earlier in the year and he’d pointed out that there was a problem with the direction of the tree.  I had assumed the tree was going to the viewer’s right due to the thickest… Continue reading Japanese Maple Partial Defoliation

Photo Shoot – Snowy Egrets

Originally posted on Local Exploration:
Snowy Egret While eating lunch at the Birdseye Boat Ramp in Stratford, Connecticut, we noticed a snowy egret foraging on the shore.  I set up my gear and snapped hundreds of shots. Once again, this turned more into a learning experience than anything.  My settings I normally shot photos with were not adequate for the bright white of the egret… Continue reading Photo Shoot – Snowy Egrets