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Old 4th of April 2010 (Sun)   #1
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Default It's pussy willow season again!

It's pussy willow season again! These have subtle colors & textures & I like shooting them. Hopefully the weather will get better & I can get some bees with them again this year.

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3 A few parts are blown out, but not as much as you might think. I wanted it to say "Fuzzy, like a rabbit's ear".



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8 I used the bottom of a white bucket to throw some fill into this one.

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Beautiful captures. I especially enjoy #5 and #6.
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Old 5th of April 2010 (Mon)   #3
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Thanks, Lindsay!
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Nice work Frank. Thanks for sharing that fill light technique with the bucket.
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Whatever works!
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Nice stuff, Frank. I don't believe I've ever seen these in bloom before.

What sort of environment(s) are they found in?
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I wanted it to say "Fuzzy, like a rabbit's ear".
Rabbit's ear? Always thought they were pussycat toes
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What sort of environment(s) are they found in?
They seem to start out as a brush like growth, & if left alone, I've seen them grow to 15 feet tall. I can get a shot of a tall one in a few weeks if anyone wants to see it.
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Whatever floats your boat, but rabbits ears are pink inside like #s 2 & 3!

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I have a pussy willow tree in my back yard that is much taller than 15 feet. They seem to be rather fast growing. I don't remember what year we planted it, but it was about 15-17 years ago. Kinda a bushy looking tree. I'd probably have to get out a step ladder to get anywhere near enough to them to attempt to take pictures like yours.
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Those are great. The lighting is just about perfect in each one. Second one is my favorite.

FYI: a number of shrubs and trees produce 'catkins' in both the Salix (willow) and Populus (poplar) genuses. True Pussywillow here is Salix caprea but we also have about a half dozen native willows that also produce pretty little fuzzy catkins. The range of sizes is quite wide and several different species are called Pussywillow depending on where you are.
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I have a pussy willow tree in my back yard that is much taller than 15 feet.
I wouldn't be surprised. I haven't used my trig in decades.
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I'd probably have to get out a step ladder to get anywhere near enough to them to attempt to take pictures like yours.
Break off a branch & stick it in the ground like Mom did. Soon you'll have a low bush within reach.

PBeeee: Thanks for the info!

Here are a few threads from previous years: Spring Pussy Willows

It's Pussy Willow season!

The pussy willows are blooming!

I took some more a few days ago & I'll put up another thread when I get them processed. Thanks again for the comments.
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Frank, that is simply a great series. Really well done. What lens did you use?
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Nice stuff. They look great and love the DOF.
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Thanks, guys!
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Frank, that is simply a great series. Really well done. What lens did you use?
For these it was a 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor with a 1" extension tube somewhere between f/11 & f/22.
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