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First buds of spring
Taken at Newport wetlands.
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Filename:First_Buds.jpg
Album name:SteveT / SteveT album
Keywords:First buds of spring
Editing Performed:Crop and enhancement in Darktable
ISO:100
File Size:994 KB
Date added:Mar 02, 2014
Dimensions:2000 x 1498 pixels
Displayed:57 times
Color Space:sRGB
Components Configuration:YCbCr
Customer Render:0
Date Time:2014:02:24 12:04:04
DateTime Original:2014:02:24 12:04:04
DateTime digitized:2014:02:24 12:04:04
Exif Image Height:3648 pixels
Exif Image Width:5472 pixels
Exif Interoperability Offset:9136
Exif Offset:322
Exif Version:version 2.3
Exposure Bias:0 EV
Exposure Mode:0
Exposure Program:Aperature Priority
Exposure Time:1/250 sec
FNumber:f 6.3
Flash:No Flash
Flash Pix Version:version 1
Focal length:178 mm
Make:Canon
Metering Mode:Multi-Segment
Model:Canon EOS 70D
Orientation:Normal (O deg)
Resolution Unit:Inch
Scene Capture Mode:0
White Balance:0
X Resolution:72 dots per ResolutionUnit
Y Resolution:72 dots per ResolutionUnit
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IPTC Copyright:Copyright Steven Tyrer 2014 pierce.tyrer@gmail.com
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alanuk  [Mar 02, 2014 at 03:31 PM]
Yes, suddenly I notice that spring is busting out all over. Little sign of it until about a week ago and suddenly it has appeared. Are these catkins?
SteveT  [Mar 02, 2014 at 03:39 PM]
I think that they are catkin buds but I am not 100% sure
JOHN  [Mar 02, 2014 at 05:58 PM]
I think these are called pussy willow at this stage, anyway nice to see things starting to happen again, and fingers crossed that the weather gets a bit drier and warmer from now on.
Not sure where the camera has picked up to focus as unfortunately it all seems slightly out of focus on my monitors, which is a pity, but see if anyone else has thoughts on it.
George  [Mar 02, 2014 at 07:28 PM]
Keith posted this shot here on the 6th March last year, so I thought things would be happening a bit earlier this year, seen as we have had a mild although wet winter.
No matter though, noticed the buds on a Willow tree this morning and they were just a little behind this, not bad for the 54th Parallel
Anyway a nice shot, but as Jeffrey says just a tad out of focus, some sharpening may help, however I still like it, well spotted.
Silversnapper  [Mar 03, 2014 at 06:36 PM]
I'm having trouble finding anything sharp in the image Steve. I note the focal length but I'm wondering if this is a rather large crop. A large amount of sharpening does help but then, because of the shallow dof, the eye jumps around the image from one 'sharp' spot to the next. I can see what you were trying to achieve with the shallow dof Steve but there just wasn't enough depth to get the main subject all in focus - hence the jumping around. Full marks for having a go though!