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April Photo Scavenger Hunt

Another fun Photo Scavenger Hunt from Karma’s Blog.

Body of water and within minutes drive from my house is Lake Hickory. It’s a perfect place to go fishing this summer.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/11, 1/80sec, ISO 400, focal length 24mm, evaluative metering

I was hoping to catch the blue hour but then I remember that I didn’t have my tripod with me.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/80sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

Train.  This is a Southern freight train#6133.  I wish I had gone closer but I’m actually trespassing into the area and stole this snap shot.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/1000sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

Hood as in Hoodie.  He is a very patience model (sorry image is temporary not available.) I’ve decided to replace with Lee’s hoodie.

Canon T2i, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/6sec, ISO 800, focal length 36mm, evaluative metering

Sprout.  It’s bamboo shoot season and it’s sprouting from the ground. The bamboo plant can spread like wild fire and I certainly don’t want it to appear in my neighbor’s yard so I planted these in a big pot.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/13sec, ISO 100, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

Bud.  The white Peony in my front yard is still budding.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/160sec, ISO 100, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

Basket.  It’s my garden harvest basket.  The early Spring garden is easy to care for and we have plenty of rains during this time of the year. My buk choy and spring onions make great chicken ginger vegetable soup.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/25sec, ISO 100, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

Bunny.  Perhaps my garden is too bunny friendly and that’s why they came to eat my broccoli and cabbage plants.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/40sec, ISO 100, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

As for the BONUS, Karma said: clear, sharp, close-up of a Mr. Cardinal! (I’m specifically talking about the bird here, not the priest!)

Since the Red Cardinal is the State bird of North Carolina, I didn’t have to camp out in my backyard.  I sat and wait for a few minutes with my zoom lens and one perched on a nearby tree branch.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, closeup cropped, evaluative metering

9 thoughts on “April Photo Scavenger Hunt”

  1. Wonderful job on these Nye! I’m impressed that you trespassed for the train shot, LOL. I find your harvest basket very charming and how lovely to have peony buds already. Those are one of my favorite flowers and my peonies are many weeks away from having buds.

    1. Thanks Karma, I didn’t go to the train track by myself, Bo had the car running just in case. 🙂 The scavenger hunt was a lot of fun, Lee found a perfect spot at Lake Hickory that she wants to go fishing. I think we might be visiting it again next week.

  2. This is like a nice short trip to your home town. And neat to have a lake not far from the house.

    Btw, my bamboo plant also has some tiny little shoots too. I picked some for my mom and she added them to her soup. 🙂

    1. Cambree, I have some tall shoot also but I’m letting it grow into bamboo. My dad’s bamboo has enough shoots to make a bamboo soup. The photo scavenger hunt was fun, Bo and Lee tagged along this time. 🙂

    1. Thanks Michaela, I almost gave up on the shot of the Cardinal, I’m glad I had my telephoto zoom lens with me and cropping helps. 🙂

      It’s kind of nice to be able to grow my own vegetables.

    1. Thanks Brian, I was hoping to photograph a real bunny but they were no where in sight. This bunny looks very happy to me, it would be nice if he was a chocolate bunny. 🙂

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